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

Failstream Begins Upload Attempts On Fail’s Flotilla 4

Failstream, the creator of Fail’s Flotilla: Final Flight, has finished building the successor to his “Impossible Cape Level”. The Fail’s Flotilla levels have been steadily increasing in difficulty. Final Flight took Failstream 481 hours to upload. After that, he vowed never to make a sequel. Then came Mario Maker 2…

Did Failstream once again make an even more difficult level? Will this one drive him truly crazy? Only time will tell. Check out the trailer if you want a preview of what Fail’s life will look like for the foreseeable future.

Upload attempts on Fail’s Flotilla 4 will start on September 17, 2019. You can watch live on Failstream’s Twitch channel.

Preview of Fail’s Flotilla 4 by Failstream

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: 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

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