Featured Level: Castle of Aya : Revive by Aya

Aya, known for making very hard NSMBU speedrun levels in SMM1, is back for more in SMM2. In case you’re thinking about grabbing first clear, beware: This is not for beginners. It’s probably also not for intermediate or advanced players. Maybe you should just watch the video to see what you’re getting yourself into.

GG to Aya for uploading this. Let’s see who’s up for the challenge.

Level ID: 61K-WFJ-2PF

Edit: The level has been beaten in less than 2 days. Is it easier than it looks, or is the player that beat it just incredibly good at NSMBU as well? Either way, GG to おうちゃん, which translates to Ouchan (according to Google Translate). The level now stands at 1/5210.

Castle of Aya: Revive [110s Speedrun]

ChainChompBraden Gets 5th Nai on Trials of Death

While most of us are building and playing Mario Maker 2 levels, ChainChompBraden hasn’t slowed down one bit trying to clear his Mario Maker 1 kaizo masterpiece, and just got his 5th nai on Trials of Death. After one-shotting his latest buff, the triple p-switch jump, he was stopped once again just inches from the axe that marks the end of the level.

For those that don’t know: Once Braden finally gets the clear and uploads Trials of Death, it will most likely be the hardest level in not only Mario Maker, but in any game ever (not including TAS of course). Braden has been trying to beat the level since late 2015, making it harder every time he came close to beating it. Since the buffs are getting fewer and further apart, we seem to be getting real close to the end of this journey.

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

If you didn’t catch it live, you can watch a clip of nai 5.

Upcoming Tournament: Mario Masters Colloseum 3

GrandPooBear just announced the next Mario Masters Colloseum. Poo and a whole bunch of people from the gaming community are going to get together again to play games and raise money for Direct Relief.

The event will be held on September 5-8, 2019. More details will follow. Keep an eye on our Mario Masters Colloseum 3 page for updates.

Super Mario Maker 2 is Live!

You probably don’t need a news article telling you this (especially not one that’s a day late because we were too busy playing), but Super Mario Maker 2 has officially been released!

There’s no telling what people will come up with in the near future, but there’s no doubt the levels will be a mix of creativity, crazy tech, silly contraptions and probably a little bit of hot garbage sprinkled in as well.

Whether you’re playing Story Mode, Endless Mode, or just creating and playing levels: Have fun!

Upcoming Tournament: SpeedGaming Live 2019

The game isn’t even out yet, but we have our first SMM2 tournament! It’s still a while from now (October 24-27), but it’s great to see there’s so much hype for the new game. We already have some big name signups like ThaBeast721, LordPickleKing and Brunastico, and more are probably following in the coming days.

Date: October 24-27 (Thursday – Sunday), 2019
Time (Thursday): 7 AM PST / 10 AM EST / 15:00 GMT / 16:00 CET
Stream: http://www.twitch.tv/speedgaming/

Official Site: http://speedgaming.org/sglive/

Additional details will be posted on our SpeedGaming Live 2019 Page.

Upcoming Tournament: Get Peach or Die Tryin’ 2

THEINCREDIBLEPACO is back with another tournament, quite possibly the last SMM1 tournament you’ll get the chance to see, so don’t miss it!

Date: Saturday June 15, 2019
Time: 10 AM PST / 1 PM EST / 18:00 GMT / 19:00 CET
Stream: http://www.twitch.tv/theincrediblepaco/

Check out the Get Peach or Die Tryin’ 2 page for more info.

Get Peach or Die Tryin’ 2 Promo Video

E3 2019 Video Coverage

The following Super Mario Maker 2 videos were shown at E3. The list will be updated as more videos become available.

Sorted from newest (top) to oldest (bottom).

Nintendo Developers & Executives Play Super Mario Maker 2 – E3 2019
Super Mario Maker 2 Gameplay Pt. 3 – Nintendo Treehouse: Live | E3 2019
Super Mario Maker 2 Gameplay Pt. 2 – Nintendo Treehouse Live | E3 2019
Super Mario Maker 2 Gameplay Pt. 1 – Nintendo Treehouse: Live | E3 2019
E3 2019 SMM2 Invitational

Upcoming Tournament: E3 2019 Invitational

This year at E3 Nintendo will be organizing a 4 player SMM2 tournament.

Date: Saturday June 8, 2019
Time: 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT / 19:00 GMT / 20:00 CET
Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/nintendo

Check out our E3 2019 Invitational page for more info.

Official site: Super Mario Maker 2 Invitational 2019.