Super Mario Maker 2 is more ambitious than first expected

Super Mario Maker 2 will feature next-level as showcased in a 20 minute long Nintendo Direct.

Published Thu, May 16 2019 3:00 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:48 AM CST

Now that Nintendo has finished their Super Mario Maker 2 dedicated Nintendo Direct, we can sit down and compile each of the new features the upcoming game has has in-store for players.

Yesterday I reported on Nintendo announcing that there would be a Direct dedicated to the upcoming sequel of Super Mario Maker, Super Mario Maker 2. We previously have had some new features showcased to us but now Nintendo has done a deep dive into what is new about the coming game and what has been improved since the last one.

Just to summarize things to make it a bit easier, Super Mario Maker 2 will comes with a ton of new features, some include; Super Mario 3D World style, a multitude of new building and customization options, co-op and versus multiplayer and many more online tools. A full features list has been compiled within the entirety of this post, for more information head on over to the official Super Mario Maker 2 Nintendo eShop listing here.

Super Mario 3D World style:

  • The ability to play as Cat Mario
  • Transparent pipes
  • Warp box
  • Spike block
  • ! Block
  • Blinking phase blocks
  • Tracking blocks
  • Mushroom trampolines
  • Piranha Creepers
  • Skipsqueaks who time their jumps with Mario
  • Charvaargh lava monsters
  • Pom Pom
  • Banzai Bills that can fly towards the screen
  • Cat Bowzer
  • A Koopa Troopa car, because why not?

Multiplayer: 4 people online/local

  • Multiplayer Versus mode which challenges you to get to the goal first. Winning will raise your versus rating.
  • Multiplayer Co-op mode - one person gets to the goal and everybody wins!

Course World:

  • Browse by popular courses, or use tags.
  • Comment on courses
  • New Maker profiles you can dress up with various cosmetics.

More Features:

  • Slopes
  • That goddamn Angry Sun
  • Snake Blocks
  • Red and Blue Switch blocks
  • On/Off switches
  • See-saws
  • Swinging Claws
  • Changing water or lava levels
  • Set scroll rates
  • Vertical sub areas
  • Banzai Bill
  • Dry Bones shell
  • 10 Coin
  • New Sound effects
  • Twister enemies
  • Icicles
  • Parachutes
  • Boom Boom
  • Desert, Snow, Forest, and Sky themes
  • Day/Night system. Gameplay will change in subtle ways during the night.
  • New music from legendary original Mario composer Koji Kondo!

Super Mario Maker 2 will be launching on June 28th exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

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Jak's love for technology, and, more specifically, PC gaming, began at 10 years old. It was the day his dad showed him how to play Age of Empires on an old Compaq PC. Ever since that day, Jak fell in love with games and the progression of the technology industry in all its forms. Instead of typical FPS, Jak holds a very special spot in his heart for RTS games.

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