Super Mario Maker 2 gets final update next week
Free patch adds new options and the ability to create a world map
Nintendo has announced plans to launch the free final update to Super Mario Maker 2 on April 22.
In new World Maker mode, multiple courses created by a user can be tied together on a path from the starting point on a world map to the end castle. The look of the world map can also be customized. Up to eight worlds containing a total of up to 40 courses can be combined, creating a mini Super Mario game that can be shared with others.
In addition to World Maker, The Koopalings, each with his or her own movement pattern, can be added to user-created courses. Other enemies added to the game include the key-chasing Phanto and the wind-up Mechakoopas.
Additional power-ups and course parts are also coming to Super Mario Maker 2 as part of the free update. This includes the SMB2 Mushroom, which transforms Mario and friends into their look from the Super Mario Bros. 2 game and allows them to pick up and throw items and enemies. With the Frog Suit from the Super Mario Bros. 3 game, Mario can swim through water with ease, and even run across its surface. Other power-ups added to the game are the Power Balloon first introduced in the Super Mario World game, the Super Acorn from the New Super Mario Bros. U game and the Boomerang Flower from Super Mario 3D World.
Super Mario Maker 2 was released exclusively on Nintendo Switch in 2019.