Final Super Mario Maker 2 Update Adds World Maker Mode

Posted by | April 22, 2020 | News, Switch | No Comments

One of the most requested editing features since the original Super Mario Maker is the ability to tie multiple levels together. With the final free update hitting Super Mario Maker 2 today, Nintendo has finally added a World-Building Mode, along with a host of new items and features.

With the World Maker, players can now create their own world map that ends on a castle, as in Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World. Up to eight worlds containing a total of up to 40 levels can be combined together, creating your own full Mario game that can be uploaded and shared.

Note that you must first upload each course individually in Course World (and be able to complete them) before sharing them in World Maker.

The update also adds a bunch of new power-ups, many of which significantly change how levels are played. The biggest is the SMB2 Mushroom. The power-up allows Mario and friends to gain the unique ability to pick up and throw enemies and objects, as in Super Mario Bros. 2.

Other new power-ups include the Frog Suit from Super Mario Bros. 3, the Power Balloon from Super Mario World, and the Boomerang Flower from Super Mario 3D World. New wearable power-ups from 3D World have also been added, such as Cannon Box and Propeller Box.

New enemies have also been added, including mechakoopas and the Koopaling bosses from Super Mario Bros. 3.

The update is free for Super Mario Maker 2 owners. Super Mario Maker 2 is available on Nintendo Switch. A Nintendo Switch Online Subscription is required for online functions.

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