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Super Mario Maker 2 is getting a world map maker, new Super Mario Bros. 2 stuff

Final ‘major’ update for Super Mario Maker 2 coming April 22

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Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

The “final major update” for Super Mario Maker 2 is coming Wednesday, April 22, Nintendo announced Tuesday, and it’s a big one. The newest additions to the Nintendo Switch game include a World Maker mode that will let players create Super Mario World-style world maps and new gameplay elements from Super Mario Bros. 2.

Don’t get too excited about the Super Mario Bros. 2 additions, however. They’re limited to a new mushroom power-up that will let Mario look and behave as he did in the NES sequel and new enemy. After using the SMB 2 Mushroom, Mario can stand on enemies (without stomping them), and pull up and throw items and enemies.

Nintendo is also adding the Frog Suit from Super Mario Bros. 3, the Power Balloon from Super Mario World, the Super Acorn from New Super Mario Bros. U, and the Boomerang Flower from Super Mario 3D Land to Super Mario Maker 2’s list of power-ups. Also new are the Cannon Box, Propellor Box, Red POW Box, Goomba Mask, and Bullet Bill Mask, which are only compatible with Super Mario 3D World-style levels.

New enemies are coming too: the Koopalings, the terrifying Phanto from Super Mario Bros. 2, and a variety of Mechakoopas.

Super Mario Maker 2’s World Maker mode will finally let level designers create full worlds, stitching together individual levels on a top-down map with a variety of themes. Players will be able to create up to eight world maps consisting of 40 courses, complete with warp pipes and Toad houses with minigames. Players can share their World Maker maps to let other players enjoy a playlist of their creations.

For a full look at what’s new in Super Mario Maker 2, check out the video above.

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