Super Mario Maker 2 is releasing its final update tomorrow, but what does it include?
Today, Nintendo revealed the details of Super Mario Maker 2‘s “final major update” via the game’s website. Not only does the patch include the addition of several new items, but, most notably, it implements the new “World Maker” mode. This allows the player to combine various levels onto an overworld map and thus create their own small-scale Mario game. Each world can feature a maximum of five levels, with a cap of eight worlds put together; that’s a total of forty levels that can be strung together. The worlds are nameable and can be themed in a variety of ways: Desert, Forest, Snow, Sky, Underground, Volcano or Outer Space.
The final major update for #SuperMarioMaker2 is near! Create your own Super World in the new World Maker mode. Course parts like the Frog Suit, Goomba Mask, & more wacky fun wearables join the fun too! The free update arrives 4/22 on #NintendoSwitch!https://t.co/t7UJnfdQ1I pic.twitter.com/JrPfxrZcHW
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) April 21, 2020
As well as this, the update adds a few smaller articles to further flesh out the game. New enemies will be introduced for players to use in level creation, these are the Koopalings (all seven!) and wind-up Mechakoopas. A couple of new design entities are also being added, including the Cursed Key and On/Off Trampoline.
New power-ups include the Frog Suit which lets Mario run across water in the SMB3 style, the Power Balloon which allows flotation in the SMW style, and the Super Acorn which gives Mario his flying squirrel powers in the SMBU style.
Those creating levels with Super Mario 3D World will also be able to use the Boomerang Flower, Cannon Box, Red POW Box, Propeller Box, Goomba, and Bullet Bill Masks. Finally, players using the Super Mario Bros. style will be able to add the Super Mario Bros. 2 Mushroom to their level – this will give Mario the ability to pick up and throw enemies as in the game after which it is named. It’s nifty. You can see the features detailed in the official video below.
The update comes players’ way on April 22, very soon indeed. Super Mario Maker 2 was met with glittering review after its release last year and remains an active title.
What are your thoughts on the update? Pleased? Disappointed? Be sure to let us know.