Story - 85%
Graphics - 86%
Audio - 83%
Gameplay - 88%
Replayability - 88%
We had the chance to take the new Super Mario Maker 2 out for a spin and boy am I really happy! When the original Super Mario Maker came out in 2015/2016 we had a ball making courses and playing them. In this iteration of the game they have included the visual style and gameplay elements of Super Mario World 3D. So this would give you 4 styles in total to choice from when making your levels.
But what got me more interested in Super Mario Maker 2 is the inclusion of a single player game. In the game you must reconstruct Princes Peach’s Castle that Undodog just undid…and you can’t even say bad dog. You go about fixing the castle by doing quests. By completing a quest you get coins(and some bonus from in the level) that you then can use to reconstruct the castle. There is even some side quests from the toads to unlock more features and unlock cloths for your Mii.
They Nintendo also added a new Local 2 player co-op course creation mode and a 4 player online mode. Here (in the 4 player mode) you can either work together or play it competitively. They also replaced the 100 Mario Challenge with a Endless mode.
I found that the Course creation mode worked a lot better than the 3DS version that I played. Placement of objects felt smoother and you can even set the pacing for the screen. There is still some limits to what you can do with the Course creation mode, but I am sure with time and some updates in the form of DLC that this would be corrected.
As always Super Mario Maker 2 encourages you to share your creations with the world. They even have included a “Boo” button for when a course is just not great. This should also encourages creators to improve on their courses.
Overall I was really happy with Super Mario Maker 2, the inclusion of the Story mode and local(and online) co-op is a great improvement to an already great game. I would recommend this to any gamer that played the original and to anybody that feels creative. This is also on my recommended and must buy list for the Nintendo Switch. This is your local mad scientist signing out….Now how can I place the goomba’s…
- Reviewed on: Nintendo Switch
- Price: R929.00 on Nintendo eShop
- Availability: 28/06/2019