Super Mario Run - content update for December 6, 2019

- for a limited time, the appearance rate of 5 ★ items in the Bonus Game of Remix 10 has been powered up! (available until December 14)

Super Mario Maker 2 - version 2.0.0 update now available, adds Master Sword item and more

Ver. 2.0.0 (Released December 4, 2019)

Course Maker
New course parts have been added

Select the Master Sword by first placing a Super Mushroom, then changing its type from the options available.

Select the Frozen Coin by first placing a Coin, then changing its type from the options available.

Course World
The Ninji Speedruns mode has been added.

New conditions have been added to Detailed Search when searching for courses.

Multiplayer Versus courses can now be displayed in order of popularity.

Course searches can now be further refined by applying the “Date Uploaded” condition.

Course searches can now be further refined by applying the “Number of Plays” condition.

The number of likes a maker has received will now be displayed in the Overview section of their Maker Profile.

Makers are now less likely to lose Maker Points when uploading a new course.

As part of this change, Maker Points may revert to their value prior to installing this update.

Issues have been fixed to make for a more pleasant gaming experience.

PR - Super Mario Maker 2 Update Sees Link From The Legend of Zelda Series Join as a Playable Character

The update also adds the new Ninji Speedruns mode, along with more course parts and enemies

2nd December, 2019 – Super Mario Maker 2 is getting a legendary update. On 5th December, a free update to Super Mario Maker 2 for Nintendo Switch adds Link from The Legend of Zelda series as a playable character, plus new course parts and a new gameplay mode. Check out the Super Mario Maker 2 – The Master Sword, new course parts and more! trailer.

After downloading the Ver. 2.0.0 update, the new Master Sword item will be available to use exclusively in the 8-bit Super Mario Bros. style. When this new course part is picked up, Mario will transform into Link, equipped with a new set of moves like attacking with a sword, shooting arrows and dropping bombs.

In the recently released The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening for Nintendo Switch, Link encounters familiar characters from the Super Mario games like Piranha Plants and Goombas, but this time Link is joining a Super Mario game in Super Mario Maker 2.

Transforming into Link using the Master Sword opens up a whole new world of design possibilities for creators. Using his arrows, Link can shoot far off switches that Mario would normally not be able to hit. His new down thrust move with the sword will defeat usually protected enemies like spike-covered Spinies. And with bombs, some walls that would normally be impassable by Mario and friends can easily be blown up.

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.

Each Ninji Speedrun event will run for about one week, with new courses distributed periodically. During the event, players will be ranked by their play time in that course. Players can still run the course alongside Ninji Ghosts and collect stamps even after the event period has ended.

The free Ver. 2.0.0 update for Super Mario Maker 2 on Nintendo Switch will be released on 5th December. It adds Link from The Legend of Zelda series as a playable character, along with a new Ninji Speedruns mode, new course parts and new enemies.

Super Mario Run - content update for November 21, 2019

- latest Friendly Run event is now live! For a limited time, you can get a little bonus for playing Friendly Run: you get Rally Tickets no matter if you win or lose. The number of times you can play each day depends on your progress in the World Tour mode: 1 time if you haven’t cleared it, 3 times if you’ve cleared World 1, and 5 times if you’ve cleared World 2 (available until December 6)

Super Mario Run - content updates for November 8, 2019

- for a limited time, you can get 1.2x the usual amount of Bonus Medals in Remix 10, giving you more chances to get special items from the Super Bonus Game (available until November 16)

Arby's celebrates the release of 'Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020'

Two iconic characters, one delicious restaurant

Arby's social media has always been a goldmine for video game references! Today, the official social media account for the restaurant showed some appreciation for the Nintendo Switch release of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. More particularly, the company's social media manager seems to be quite fond of "Wario on a surfboard". The picture tweeted features very well crafted cardboard creations of the Italian plumber and blue hedgehog with golden metals. It's quite clever how Mario is in front of an Italian sub, and Sonic is in front of some onion rings!

Random Time! - Official Super Mario UK Twitter account reminds us of 2013, The Year of Luigi


Random Time! - Listen to this beautiful arrangement of Rosalina's Observatory from Super Mario Galaxy, performed by The 8-Bit Big Band

This orchestration is seriously out of this world!

"The 8-Bit Big Band" is a 30-65 member Jazz/pops orchestra that formed to celebrate and realize some of the best themes from video game music from all consoles and eras arranged in a large ensemble Jazz/Pop/Rock setting!

Blending together timeless musical themes from Nintendo, Sega, Playstation, and more then re-arranging them in genres and styles of all musical inspirations, The 8-Bit Big Band has members from all around the world, but most reside primarily in New York City, and are some of the most highly sought after musicians and performers.

Check out Borderlands 3's Super Mario Easter Egg

Fire Flower power

Borderlands has featured numerous Nintendo Easter eggs in the past, and that tradition continues with Borderlands 3. Gearbox has snuck in the Compressing Superball, which is a weapon that pays tribute to Super Mario Bros.. Check out the gun in action above.

Super Mario Run - content update for August 30, 2019

- latest Loads of Coins event is now live. It allows you to get 1.5 times the usual amount of coins when you win at Toad Rally. If you lose, you get the usual amount of coins, though… Also, no change regarding the amount of Toads you can win! (available until September 13)


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