Dec. 21 Super Mario Maker Update Adds Never-Before-Seen Items, Bookmark Web Portal

Use Computers, Tablets and Smartphones to Find Levels and Queue
Them up to Play

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The courses in Super
Mario Maker
are about to get even more interesting – and a lot
easier to find. A free Dec. 21 update will deliver a new set of
never-before-seen items for players to use as they create courses in the Wii
U
game. On the same day, Nintendo launches a Web portal called Super
Mario Maker
Bookmark that lets players search for courses to play by
using their computer, tablet or smartphone.


“Players have already created and shared a huge number of courses, and
now it will be easier and more fun than ever for players to create and
find levels they will love to play,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of
America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Combining
classic Mario game play with the creative fun of making and sharing
levels, Super Mario Maker is a perfect experience for the
holidays.”

New features coming to the game include:

  • Fire Koopa Clown Car: This volcanic vessel is capable of
    shooting fireballs as well as a powerful charged shot that can even
    destroy Blocks. It’s perfect for creating shoot-’em-up-style courses.
  • P Warp Doors: Unlike regular Warp Doors, these are only visible
    while a P Switch is active – perfect for creating truly devious Ghost
    House courses.
  • Bumper: This bouncy donut-shaped object sends Mario
    bounding away when touched.
  • World Records: Now pages will display the World Record for each
    course uploaded, displaying the fastest clear time.
  • Super Mario Maker Bookmark: Levels that players
    have bookmarked to play later using the Web portal will be accessible
    from the Course World tab.

Players can access the Super Mario Maker Bookmark portal site
from their computer, tablet or smartphone, using their Nintendo Network
ID to log in. The portal will let players browse recommended courses or
search for courses with filters like difficulty, game theme or course
style. Players can also search using a selection of tags, making it
easier to find courses that fall into a specific category such as
automatic, puzzle or music. Appealing levels can then be bookmarked for
instant access the next time players fire up the game. These
comprehensive options are also accessible on Wii U via the Course World
in Super Mario Maker, allowing players to find a course and hit
the Play Now button to jump straight into the action. A link to the new
portal site will be available on the game’s website
when it launches.

Remember that Wii U features parental controls that let adults manage
the content their children can access. For more information about this
and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu.

For more information about Super Mario Maker, visit http://supermariomaker.nintendo.com.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of
interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U
and Wiihome consoles, and Nintendo 3DS and
Nintendo DS families of portable systems. Since 1983, when
it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has
sold more than 4.3 billion video games and more than 686 million
hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U,
Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy,
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi
XL, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo
GameCube and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons
that have become well-known, household names such as Mario,
Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and
Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America
Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s
operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about
Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.

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