One of the most-requested updates from fans has finally come to Super Mario Maker 2, as fans can now play as Link from The Legend Of Zelda. As weird as that may sound, people had a fun making Zelda-themed levels from the first game on the Wii U, and now that fun is back. On Thursday, December 5th, you can download the new 2.0.0 update for the game. It will include the new Master Sword item, which will be exclusive to the 8-bit Super Mario Bros. style. When picked up, Mario will transform into Link and get some new skills. Such as attacking with a sword, shooting arrows, and dropping bombs. There's a lot of insane fun to be had with those new possibilities. The update will also include the new Ninji Speedruns mode, which we have more info on below.
In addition to Link, the update also adds more course parts and enemies, as well as a new Ninji Speedruns mode, perfect for players looking for a challenge.
- Dash Block: Available in the Super Mario 3D World style, the Dash Block course part gives Mario a major speed burst when stepped on.
- Frozen Coin: These coins are surrounded by a block of ice and can only be released if melted by fireballs or other fire elements, including a certain angry sun.
- P Block: When a P Switch is hit in the course, invisible P Blocks temporarily turn into hard platforms, or vice-versa.
- Spike: This classic enemy coughs up massive spike balls and launches them at Mario. If used in the snow environment, Spike will toss snowballs instead!
- Pokey: The iconic stacked cactus from multiple Super Mario games joins Super Mario Maker 2 for the first time. Players can even edit the height of each Pokey.In the new Ninji Speedruns mode, players can take on a timed challenge in courses created by Nintendo exclusively for this mode. Other players' Ninji Ghosts will run alongside players as they compete against rivals from around the world. The Ninji Ghosts that appear are selected from player data at a similar performance level, so players can gradually improve their performance by running the course alongside other players' Ninji Ghosts. Players can also collect stamps by clearing courses and redeem them in-game to get special Mii costumes.