Transforming into Link
Transforming into Link using the Master Sword opens up a whole new world of design possibilities for creators. Using his arrows, Link can shoot far off switches that Mario would normally not be able to hit. His new down thrust move with the sword will defeat usually protected enemies like spike-covered Spinies. And with bombs, some walls that would normally be impassable by Mario and friends can easily be blown up.
Ninji Speedruns mode
In the new Ninji Speedruns mode*, players can take on a timed challenge in courses created by Nintendo exclusively for this mode. Other players’ Ninji Ghosts will run alongside players as they compete against rivals from around the world. Players can also collect stamps by clearing courses and redeem them in-game to get special Mii costumes.
Available in the Super Mario 3D World style, the Dash Block course part gives Mario a major speed burst.
These coins are surrounded by a block of ice and can only be released if melted by fireballs or other fire elements, including a certain angry sun.
When a P Switch is hit in the course, invisible P Blocks temporarily turn into hard platforms, or vice-versa.
Spike is a classic enemy who coughs up massive spike balls and launches them at Mario. If used in the snow environment, Spike will toss snowballs instead!
The iconic stacked cactus from multiple Super Mario games joins Super Mario Maker 2 for the first time. Players can even edit the height of each Pokey.
New to the game?
If you haven’t played Super Mario Maker 2 before, it’s a game where you can play, create, and share the side-scrolling Super Mario courses of your dreams. And with a paid Nintendo Switch Online membership*, you can share your courses, access a near-endless supply made by others, enjoy online multiplayer, and more. If you’re interested in learning more, you can talk to a parent or guardian. For more information, you can visit the official site for Nintendo Switch Online.
For more information about this game update, you can visit the official Super Mario Maker 2 site.
*Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. Learn more at https://www.nintendo.com/switch-online.
ESRB Rating: Everyone with Mild Cartoon Violence