Nintendo News: Free Game Update Brings KEY Features to Super Mario Maker for Wii U

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, a software update to the Super
Mario Maker
game for the Wii
console adds some additional items, modes and features to the
critically acclaimed game, making it even more fun to create, share and
play levels from all around the world.

Fans of the Super Mario World game for the Super NES fondly
remember the key item, which, when grabbed, unlocks keyholes and grants
access to new parts of the level. With this new free update to Super
Mario Maker
, both the key and locked doors with keyholes will be
added to the game. Accessed by shaking the P-Switch and Door items,
respectively, the key and locked doors can be used together to create
challenging new levels. The key can even be attached to enemies, forcing
players to defeat an enemy to retrieve the key and move forward. With
this, mandatory boss battles are born!

When players shake a coin in Create Mode, it will now change into a Pink
Coin. If a player collects all the Pink Coins in a course, a key will
appear. By using the key, locked door and Pink Coins, players can expand
imagination and create unique puzzle solving levels.

A new skewer obstacle will also be added to the game. Originally
featured in Super Mario World, this huge, foreboding column comes
slamming down in a level and appears in a course by shaking the Thwomp
item in Create Mode.

Players looking for a serious challenge are in luck, as after
downloading the free update, a new “Super Expert” difficulty will be
added to the 100-Mario Challenge. This new difficulty pulls random
courses that have been categorized as being “Super Expert” after the
courses are created. By completing 100-Mario Challenge on this
difficulty, five new Mystery Mushroom costumes can be won. (The update
also brings three new costume rewards to “Normal” mode and four to

The game update also brings new additions to the Super
Mario Maker
Bookmark website
, which lets users sort and search
for levels using a smart device or browser. Super Mario Maker
World Record players will now be shown on the website.

Recently, there have also been some new costumes added to the game,
including the always smart and sometimes zany Professor E. Gadd from the Luigi’s
games. Fans of Daisy can play through the Adventures in
Sarasaland Event Course and also get the Daisy costume. Players should
check Event Courses often for new levels to play.

Super Mario Maker has a staggering 6.2 million different
user-created playable courses, which in turn have been played more than
400 million times as of Jan. 27. For more information about the game,

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