Super Mario Maker 2: Build Your Own Courses

Super Mario Maker 2

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  • Platform: Nintendo Switch
  • Release Date: June 28, 2019
  • Developer: Nintendo
  • ESRB: EVERYONE with Mild Cartoon Violence
  • Game Type: Action, Platformer, Sandbox Course Creator
  • Players: 1-4

Our kids love to play Super Mario Maker 2! Nintendo hit another home run with this game, which allows players to create and play their own Super Mario courses.

Our kids range from ages 12 to 5, and they all have mastered the ability to create courses. The ability to beat the courses they create is another matter!

Read on to learn more about this awesome game for the Nintendo Switch.

Super Mario Maker 2 Details

Super Mario Maker 2

When you put together your upcoming summer plans, make sure to add “Create the Super Mario course of my dreams!” to the list. That’s because Super Mario Maker 2 launches exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system on June 28, just in time to take the game with you on all your summer travels.

This full-fledged sequel to the original groundbreaking Super Mario Maker game for the Wii U system lets your imagination run wild. You can make and play your own Super Mario courses using new tools, items and features.

With an incredibly intuitive toolset ready to be explored and experimented with, including the new ability to create slopes for the first time, nearly anything is possible in Super Mario Maker 2.

What’s New In Super Mario Maker 2

  • Super Mario Maker 2 Cat Mario
  • Super Mario Maker 2 Cat Mario
  • Super Mario Maker 2 Cat Luigi
  • Super Mario Maker 2 Cat Toad
  • Super Mario Maker 2 Mario
  • Super Mario Maker 2 Luigi
  • Super Mario Maker 2 Toadette
  • Super Mario Maker 2 Mario
  • Super Mario Maker 2 Luigi
  • Super Mario Maker 2 Mario and Luigi
  • Super Mario Maker 2 Goomba Spiny Super Bell
  • Super Mario Maker 2 Mario and Luigi
  • Super Mario Maker 2 Toad and Toadette
  • Super Mario Maker 2 Mario and Luigi
  • Super Mario Maker 2 Meowser
  • Super Mario Maker 2 Magikoopa
  • Super Mario Maker 2 Coin Block
  • Super Mario Maker 2 Pow Block
  • Super Mario Maker 2 Clear Pipe
  • Super Mario Maker 2 Goomba
  • Super Mario Maker 2 Winged Dry Bones
  • Super Mario Maker 2 Bully
  • Super Mario Maker 2 Ant Trooper
  • Super Mario Maker 2 Cat Banzai Bill
  • Super Mario Maker 2 Stingby
  • Super Mario Maker 2 Super Bell
  • Super Mario Maker 2 Box Art

There are a ton of new course parts, tools and features for creators to use in Super Mario Maker 2, some of which include:

  • Slopes – Create angled surfaces by just picking a direction and setting the length. Gentler slopes are an additional option.
  • Angry Sun – Remember the angry sun that attacked Mario in the Super Mario Bros. 3 game? It’s back and ready to put the pressure on players in this new game.
  • ON/OFF Switch – Hit an ON/OFF Switch, and all the red and blue blocks in the course will swap! Setting them up wisely will help players create tricky puzzles and obstacles.
  • Water Level – The water level in Super Mario Maker 2 can be adjusted in the Forest theme, so only half the course can be underwater if that’s what the player wants. Water can even be set to rise and fall at different speeds over time.
  • Banzai Bill – The red variations of these classic Super Mario enemies have a homing function, and chase poor Mario wherever he goes.
  • Co-op Making – Pass a Joy-Con controller to a friend to create a course together, side by side.
  • To Be Continued – There are more secrets in Super Mario Maker 2. Players will have a blast experimenting with all the tools and features they can use to create.

Game Modes

Super Mario Maker 2

Story Mode

In the single-player Story Mode, which can be played entirely offline, Mario sets out to help rebuild Princess Peach?s castle. To fund this reconstruction project, he needs to collect Coins, which he can earn by accepting jobs from the bulletin board and completing the associated courses.

Story Mode is a great way for makers to get inspired, with more than 100 original Nintendo-crafted courses to play.

New Course Themes

In addition to all the course themes from the original game, players will be able to create and play courses using the Desert, Snow, Forest and Sky themes. These themes feature new music by veteran Super Mario series composer Koji Kondo.

The new Moon course part can be used to unlock night versions of themes. Depending on the theme used, wild things will happen at night, including floating Goombas, dimmed lighting in the Ghost House and sandstorms in the Desert. Some items might even transform in the nighttime.

Super Mario 3D World

Super Mario Maker 2

Players can choose to create their courses in the style of Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, New Super Mario Bros. U games and a new one based on Super Mario 3D World. Some new features unique to this style include:

  • Cat Mario – Cat Mario can climb walls, scratch, slide and pounce on enemies. Players can even use Cat Mario to climb up the Goal Pole!
  • Clear Pipe – Clear Pipes can be placed in any shape the player wants, but they have to be careful, as enemies can also slide through them.
  • Koopa Troopa Car – Hop in this sweet ride and zoom through the course. Players just have to make sure not to crash!
  • Track Block – The Track Block will follow any path the player draws. The blue one starts moving when the player steps on it.
  • Piranha Creeper – The Piranha Creeper follows the path that the player draws, extending its dangerous spiky stem around the course.
  • Who’s Who in Super Mario 3D World – A cast of other familiar faces will also make appearances in Super Mario Maker 2, so players are in for a treat!

Course World

Super Mario Maker 2

An online hub where players can play and share courses, as well as play together, Course World is available for players around the world who have a membership to Nintendo Switch Online. Players can browse by Popular Courses, New Courses or even search for specific tags like “puzzle-solving” or “autoscroll” using a set of filters.

Once a course is downloaded, it can be played anytime, including offline! Players can also personalize their Mii character’s appearance using items like shirts and hats that unlock after completing various objectives.

In Endless Challenge, players will try to complete as many Course World courses as possible on the difficulty of their choice before getting a game over. Earning impressive scores in this mode might even get the player on the leaderboards!

Super Mario Maker 2: Play Together!

Super Mario Maker 2

In Course World, players can play courses with people all over the world. When playing with four players, players play as Mario, Luigi, Toad or Toadette.

  • Multiplayer Versus – Four players face off in a side-scrolling showdown in this online multiplayer mode. Each player will be assigned a different character, then race each other in a randomly selected course. The player who clears the course first wins and increases their Versus Rating.
  • Multiplayer Co-op – In this online mode, up to four players must work together to beat the course. If one player finishes it, everyone wins!
  • Nearby Play – If up to four players each own a Nintendo Switch system and the Super Mario Maker 2 game, one can set up a virtual room that the others in the same location can join to play together on their own systems. Only the player setting up the room needs an internet connection.
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