Super Mario Maker 2 (JP) is a level creator for the Nintendo Switch, and a sequel to Super Mario Maker for the Wii U and 3DS, released on June 28, 2019. The game includes many of the same assets from its predecessor while also introducing many new features such as a game style based on Super Mario 3D World, new themes, a Story Mode and multiplayer gameplay.
A Nintendo Switch Online membership is required to share, download, and play courses online.
- 1 Gameplay
- 2 Offline Modes
- 3 Online Features
- 4 Maker Profile
- 5 Changes from Super Mario Maker
- 6 References
- 7 See Also
- Main article: Playable Characters
A player is able to select either Mario , Luigi , Toad or Toadette in the options menu to play as. Unlike in previous games, characters do not have unique abilities. The character the player uses in multiplayer is randomly assigned.
Game Styles are divided into two categories; the first four game styles are interchangeable and can be swapped at any time, while the extra game styles will reset the level editor due to being incompatible with the others.
|Extra Game Styles|
- Main article: Course Theme
Every theme in the four main game styles now has a Day and Night version. The quick day-night switch is unlocked once the Angry Sun is changed into the Moon for the first time, which changes the level to the Night theme. When a Night version is chosen, various effects will take place and some items may even change completely.
As the name suggests, players create courses in this mode. It is now possible for two people to build levels together locally on the same screen at the same time.
It is also possible to zoom in / zoom out while in the editor. Zooming out is especially helpful for pixel arts.
- Main article: List of Course Elements in Super Mario Maker 2
There are many different Course Elements that can be used to create a level. They are divided into four categories: Terrain, Items, Enemies, Gizmos. Certain objects can also be further modified by giving it a Super Mushroom, adding a parachute, adding wings or selecting an alternate form to cause it to change into something completely different.
In addition to this, some objects will change depending on the game style or theme that is used.
Coursebot stores levels created from Course Maker and downloaded levels from online. However, players can't edit downloaded courses and deleted courses will be corrupt in the downloaded levels as well (as long as the player has an online connection).
Up to four players can play together in Coursebot levels.
- Main article: Story Mode
In Story Mode, Mario needs to help Princess Peach rebuild her castle. It is possible to do so by playing more than 100 courses made by Nintendo to earn coins. The amount of coins earned by the job itself depends on the difficulty of the level. The story is different in function of how the player evolves in his adventure, including the available jobs.
- Main article: Yamamura's Dojo
Yamamura's Dojo explains the basics of making and playing, with two different modes; Maker Lessons and Mario's Moves. Maker Lessons are divided into 3 categories of 15 lessons each, while Mario's Moves details the different ability across the various game styles.
World Maker was added in the 3.0.0 update and lets players string uploaded courses into a Super World. Worldbot (who is like Coursebot for Super Worlds) can store 6 super worlds at once, but only one can be uploaded per player. A Super World can have 8 worlds with 5 levels each, totalling 40 per Super World maximum.
Like the first game, Super Mario Maker 2 features online play. However, a Nintendo Switch Online subscription service is needed.
- Main article: Endless Challenge
A challenge where Mario embarks in a journey with a certain number of lives depending on the difficulty and tries to beat as many courses as possible selected at random from Course World.
The number of lives the player starts with changes depending on the difficulty:
- Easy: 5 lives
- Normal: 5 lives
- Expert: 15 lives
- Super Expert: 30 lives
- Main article: Network Play
In multiplayer, up to four players can play through randomly selected courses. Players can push themselves, stun each other, bounce off each other, grab each other (except in SMB) and then throw themselves. If there is a clear condition or a set number of red coins, that requires a quota to be completed, the first person to complete the quota gets the clear condition/key.
When a player has a clear condition or a key, others can steal it by bouncing on his head or stun him by ground pounding on him or hit him with the Super Hammer. When the player dies the clear condition or the keys will go inside a bubble that can be popped to obtain it.
- Versus: There are invincibility frames after exiting a door/pipe. Players compete against each other and the first person to reach the end is the winner. The winner gain points for its rank and the others lose points. Touching the flagpole after someone already won allows losing fewer points than it would otherwise. After a round is finished, players rate the multiplayer level experience. The top 1000 with the highest rank can show up on the leaderboard.
- Co-op: Players team up together, where as long as a single player makes it to the end everyone wins. When a player dies they will respawn inside of a bubble that can be popped by their allies.
Collecting a power-up or taking damage in online play only freezes the player and not the other players and enemies. However, taking damage while in a clown car won't freeze the player.
As the game is now, playing with friends online is possible (but it is only Multiplayer Versus). However, this functionality is in development and will be introduced in a future update.
- Main article: Ninji Speedruns
A new mode added in the version 2.0 update, where players compete to achieve the best possible time on Nintendo-made courses. A new course will be released weekly.
In the first game, it was only possible to search for levels by tags, region, game style, course theme, difficulty, clear rate, and popularity through the Super Mario Maker Bookmark portal website in Course World, however, in Super Mario Maker 2 it is now possible to search for levels directly in the game. Players can also find levels by entering its ID.
As of the version 2.0 update, it is also possible to search for levels by date uploaded and number of plays.
A creator can choose up to 2 tags for their levels that can be used when searching for levels. Players are allowed to freely change the tags of other levels unless the creator disables the option to.
- List of Tags
- Short and sweet
- Multiplayer Versus
It is now possible for creators to add a description to their level with a maximum of 75 characters, which will show up when viewing the level on Course World.
- Main article: List of Stamps in Super Mario Maker 2
Comments make a return as an in-game feature, rather than running through Miiverse, and now feature colored stamps. It is possible to see where the comment is posted in a level and to choose to require the other players to have already cleared the course to see it. The creator of the level can choose to disable comments and the player can choose to not display the comments.
The more a level is liked by other players, the more points the maker earns. Receiving a "boo" will cause a creators Makers Points to go down. Deleting the level will reset maker points to if that level never existed.
Medals are awarded for completing various tasks and making it onto the in-game leaderboards. In order to obtain a medal, a minimum requirement must be met. In addition to this, it is possible to lose medals by falling out of the leaderboard.
- 1: Gold Ribbon
- 2: Silver Ribbon
- 3: Bronze Ribbon
- 4-100: Gold Medal
- 101-200: Silver Medal
- 201-1000: Bronze Medal
|Maker points (All-Time)||3,500|
|Maker points (Weekly)||3,500|
|Number of Clears||500|
|Number of First Clears||300|
|Number of World Records||300|
|Endless Challenge (Easy)||300|
|Endless Challenge (Normal)||200|
|Endless Challenge (Expert)||50|
|Endless Challenge (Super Expert)||10|
In Versus mode, depending on the win/loss ratio, the versus rating of a player will change. The better a player performs against other players, the higher their rank will be.
|Rank||Total of Points required|
The game keeps track of the following statistics:
- Endless Challenge
- Easy high score
- Normal high score
- Expert high score
- Super Expert high score
- Multiplayer Versus
- Multiplayer Co-op
- Play History
- Courses played
- Courses cleared
- Lives lost
- Main article: Mii Outfit
A player can now customize their Mii with different hats, tops, bottoms, and suits, as well as changing their emotions. They are unlocked after completing various objectives.
Changes from Super Mario Maker
- Main article: Super Mario Maker 2/Changes
Super Mario Maker 2 features many changes from the first game, including redesigned menus, changes to various course elements, new sound effects and general physics changes.
|Super Mario Maker 2|
Endless Challenge • Network Play • Ninji Speedruns • Story Mode • Yamamura's Dojo
? Block • Brick Block • Bridge • Clear Pipe • Cloud Block • Conveyor Belt • Donut Block • Gentle Slope • Empty Block • Ground • Hard Block • Hidden Block • Ice Block • Jelectro • Mushroom Platform • Music Block • Note Block • Pipe • Rotating Block • Sea Urchin • Semisolid Platform • Steep Slope • Spike Block • Spike Trap • Track
1-Up Mushroom • Big Coin • Big Mushroom • Cape Feather • Coin • Fire Flower • Frozen Coin • Pink Coin • Propeller Mushroom • Master Sword • Rotten Mushroom • Shoe Goomba • Stiletto Goomba • Super Bell • Super Hammer • Super Leaf • Super Mushroom • Super Star • Superball Flower • Yoshi Egg
Angry Sun • Ant Trooper (Horned) • Blooper (Nanny) • Bob-omb • Boo (Buddies • Stretch) • Boom Boom (Pom Pom) • Bowser (Jr. • Meowser) • Bully • Buzzy Beetle (Shell) • Chain Chomp • Charvaargh • Cheep Cheep (Blurp • Deep Cheep) • Dry Bones (Shell) • Fire Bro (Heavy) • Fish Bone • Galoomba (Goombud) • Goomba (Goombrat) • Hammer Bro (Sledge Bro) • Hop-Chop • Koopa Clown Car (Fire) • Koopa Troopa (Beach Koopa • Car) • Lakitu (Cloud) • Lava Bubble • Magikoopa • Moon • Monty Mole • Muncher • Piranha Plant (Creeper • Fire • Jumping) • Peepa • Pokey (Snow) • Porcupuffer • Rocky Wrench • Skipsqueak (Spiny) • Spike (Ball • Snowball) • Spike Top • Spiny (Egg • Shell) • Stingby • Thwomp • Wiggler
! Sign • Arrow Sign • Banzai Bill • Bill Blaster • Blinking Block • Bumper • Burner • Cannon • Checkpoint Flag • Conveyor Belt • Dash Block • Fire Bar • Grinder • Icicle • Key • Lift (Cloud • Flimsy • Lava) • Mushroom Trampoline • ON/OFF Switch (Dotted-Line Block) • One-Way Wall • P Block • P Switch • POW Block • Seesaw • Snake Block • Skewer • Swinging Claw • Tree • Track • Track Block • Twister • Vine • Warp Door • Warp Box