Super Mario Maker 2’s Final Major Update

Nintendo just announced Super Mario Maker 2’s final major update. While it’s a bit sad that this is the last major update, the amount of new content is incredible. Like the previous update, there are a lot of things the community has wanted for a long time. The biggest new feature is the World Maker, which allows you to create a world map just like in the original Mario games. This is the one feature that will transform this game from “just some random levels” into being able to create your own Mario game.

And keep in mind that while this is the final major update, we could still get minor updates in the future. Nothing’s guaranteed, of course, but we can dream. 🙂

The update will drop on April 22nd, which is just 1 day away.

Super Mario Maker 2 – World Maker Update – Nintendo Switch

Super Mario Maker 2 Versus Mode Tournament at the PACE 2020 Speedrun Convention

GSA and VGBootCamp just announced their PACE Speedrun Convention, which will take place on May 21th through May 24th 2020. They revealed a Super Mario Maker 2 Versus Mode tournament as well. The tournament will have a minimum price pool of $3000, so don’t expect anyone to go easy on their competitors.

There will be some big name players participating, like Thabeast721, LilKirbs14, and of course the king of Versus Mode iiPk, who consistently has 5+ characters in the top 10 of the official Versus Mode leaderboard.

PACE 2020 Speedrun Convention Trailer

For more information, take a look at the official PACE 2020 site.

ChainChompBraden Almost Clears Trials of Death (again)

After 2931 hours of combined practice and upload time, ChainChompBraden just got nai 6 on Trials of Death. It seems like this final mid-air wasn’t so free after all.

If you’re familiar with the level, you’ll likely see yet more buffs to various parts. While Braden makes the level seem fairly straightforward, the amount of skill and determination it takes to reach the end is almost unimaginable.

Good luck, Braden! 2020 is your year!

Check out ChainChompBraden’s twitch stream if you want to watch the attempts live.

If you didn’t catch it live, you can watch the clip of nai 6.

Super Mario Maker 2 Gets Its First Big Content Patch

Seemingly out of nowhere, Nintendo just announced Super Mario Maker 2’s first big content patch. In just a few days, the game will get a bunch of new features including new enemies, a speedrun mode and the ability to play as Link. Watch the trailer to see what we’re getting on December 5th.

Super Mario Maker 2 – A Legendary Update

Super Mario Maker 2 at AGDQ 2020

While it’s not officially announced yet, rumor has it Super Mario Maker 2 will be played at Awesome Games Done Quick 2020.

Like in previous events, there will be a 4v4 blind relay race. No word yet on who will be creating the levels, but they’re usually really high quality, so it should be a lot of fun to watch (and play later).

The racers will be Aurateur, BarbarousKing, CarlSagan42, GrandPOOBear, Juzcook, Ryukahr and Thabeast721. Unfortunately Trihex (who was also scheduled) was banned from playing at AGDQ2020, so he will be replaced.

Edit: PangaeaPanga will be replacing Trihex.

More information will follow as it becomes available. As usual, this will include dates/times/VODs and of course (after the event) the Course IDs for the levels played in the relay race.

Keep an eye on our AGDQ2020 page for future updates.

Patch 1.10 Released, Featuring Online Multiplayer With Friends and More

Patch 1.10 for Super Mario Maker 2 has been released. This is the first big patch since the game’s release. The biggest new feature is being able to play Multiplayer VS and Co-op online with your friends. There’s also a bunch of smaller features added, such extra tabs on your profile for First Clears and World Records, and a list of official Nintendo makers.

You can read Nintendo’s official patch notes on their site for the “full” list of changes. “Full” is in quotation marks because they have a catch-all line that says “Other issues have been fixed to make for a more pleasant gaming experience”, which basically means they fixed a ton of bugs, but also did a bunch of physics changes and other things.

There’s been a load of undocumented changes being found and collected into a single list. This article will be updated when there’s an official post by the community with all their findings.

Edit: See Black60Dragon’s Super Mario Maker 2 Version 1.1.0 Changes for a list with the findings so far.

PangaeaPanga and TonesBalones Clear Check a Crazy Co-op Level

PangaeaPanga and his new roommate, TonesBalones, have created and beaten a very hard co-op level in Mario Maker 2. While the co-op clear check was not strictly necessary to upload the level, the duo pulled it off regardless. With a clear time of over 6 hours, this will be quite a challenge for anyone wanting to beat it as well.

Judging from Panga’s youtube video, they had a lot of fun trying to beat their creation. The clear starts at 5:34.

PangaeaPanga & TonesBalones – PePanga Bros.: Hit Me Up

Course ID: 1X4-P53-C3G

Note that the level starts with a contraption that detects if you’re playing by yourself or with other people, so if you go in alone you will end up in the single player portion of the level. The single player challenge resembles the co-op part, but is adjusted for being beatable by just one player. If you’re curious, you can watch Syun’s clear video.

Failtimers: Timers and Milestones For Your Hard Level Clears

If you’re trying to clear a hard level, and you’re keeping track of time and personal milestones, Failtimers can make this a lot easier for you. Failtimers comes equiped with a Build Timer, Practice Timer and Upload timer, and has 10 Milestones it can keep track of. Everything is saved to text files, so you can plug these in to OBS (or other streaming software) without much effort. You can even have your audience make predictions how long you will take, and the program will automatically calculate who’s closest. Gone are the days of manually typing numbers into a text file on every death: just press one button and instantly go into the next life.

Failtimers GUI
Failtimers GUI

Failtimers was originally made for Failstream (hence the name), when he was uploading Fail’s Flotilla: Final Flight, and later used by GoSeigen, for the upload of Super Seigen’s Magnum Opus. It has been improved for Mario Maker 2, and is now available to everyone!

If you’re not a streamer, don’t worry: Failtimers is also great for offline use.

More info and download link on our Failtimers page.

Mario Masters Colloseum 2019 Breaks All-Time Colloseum Fundraising Record

Mario Masters Colloseum 2019 just came to an end, raising over $186,000 for Direct Relief in 4 days. The previous record was held by The Runaway Guys ($183,000). Huge shoutouts to GrandPOObear and the Mario/gaming community for organizing this great event, and for giving so much to charity.

If you missed any of it, check out our Mario Masters Colloseum 3 page for links to the VODs.
Edit: The Relay Race levels have been added to this page as well!