New Features Coming to Super Mario Maker

A new update adding new features is coming to Super Mario Maker on November 4. The free update will add five new additions to the game:

  1. Checkpoint Flags
  2. Situation based power-ups
  3. Harder Gnat mini-game
  4. Official courses
  5. Event courses

Checkpoint Flags are finally here! Passing through one of these will allow you to start at that location if you unfortunately don’t make it to the end. The ability to insert both a Mushroom and a Fire Flower into a Question Block has also been added, allowing players to get a power-up dependent on whether they are Small Mario or Super Mario. Shaking the Muncher enemy for several seconds will start a harder Gnat mini-game, while official and event course sections will be added.

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esX_FPaZdDQ

Have any other requests for future updates? Let us know in the comments!

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Spike "R" Jagger
Spike "R" Jagger
October 27, 2015 11:21 AM

Now we just need slopes :[

Luigiguy567
Luigiguy567
October 27, 2015 11:26 AM

This is great! Now we just need slopes and maybe some new enemies/level themes.

CuriousUser
CuriousUser
October 28, 2015 12:14 AM
Reply to  Luigiguy567

Ground, Underground, Underwater, Ghost House, Castle, Airship, what more could there be?

Luigiguy567
Luigiguy567
October 28, 2015 6:52 AM
Reply to  CuriousUser

Desert, Snow, and Forest/Jungle for example. All of which have been available in more than one of the four games.

Vipsoccermaster
October 27, 2015 12:13 PM

People will still have to complete the levels from the checkpoint (if there is one) before they’re uploaded. Sounds like the creators have to complete the levels twice!

Geoman
Geoman
October 27, 2015 12:56 PM

Checkpoints was the best thing to do, I am going to need check points at the levels I do when I eventually get Super Mario Maker

Spooky Blobbo
Spooky Blobbo
October 27, 2015 1:55 PM

Trolls are going to put the checkpoint at the beginning of a hard level

and it will be great

Braystar
Braystar
October 27, 2015 2:09 PM

I want moar power ups. C’mon Nintendo, give us an Ice Flower or Hammer Suit! Heck, even a Mini Mushroom or Poison Mushroom! New enemies! More options!

Spooky Blobbo
Spooky Blobbo
October 30, 2015 1:55 PM
Reply to  Braystar

Blue Shell item plz

Waluigifan32
Waluigifan32
November 1, 2015 1:00 PM
Reply to  Braystar

I would have thought that they made the Ice Flower available in the full game when shaking the Fire Flower but no.

Nightmare Lakilester
Nightmare Lakilester
October 27, 2015 3:22 PM

Lets just be happy with what we got! The developers worked hard on adding these elements and we should respect them 😀

Spike "R" Jagger
Spike "R" Jagger
October 27, 2015 3:27 PM

Who’s to stay they won’t add more, despite how hard they worked?

LunarTanooki
October 27, 2015 3:53 PM

Cool.

Luigiguy567
Luigiguy567
October 27, 2015 4:15 PM

https://youtu.be/_uN9RicEnIE

New Mystery Mushroom costumes on the way. These are cool, but I hope they also add Roy, Ryu, and Shovel Knight.

Mario_Comix
Mario_Comix
October 27, 2015 5:06 PM

I wonder if multiple checkpoints will be allowed. I know there are various levels in the NSMB games that have 2 checkpoints.

Also, I guess this means I’ll have to reupload a few of my levels… XP

Vipsoccermaster
October 27, 2015 9:24 PM
Reply to  Mario_Comix

A maximum of two checkpoints are allowed per level. This means you will have to complete the level up to three times if you want the level to be uploaded.

CuriousUser
CuriousUser
October 28, 2015 12:00 AM

An Update with More Course Elements (Enemies and Objects) and more Amiibo Costumes would be nice.

Waluigifan32
Waluigifan32
October 28, 2015 6:46 AM

We’re finally getting somewhere! Is this a hint?