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Well, it's here, the Super Mario Maker update is live. A teaser for a new Totem Link Mystery Mushroom item gave an early idea of some of the extras included, and now your copy of the game should automatically update when you start it up.

Key new features include the ability to add checkpoints to levels, which had been much in demand, and you can now 'stack' items in blocks. For example a mushroom and fire flower can be set and issued depending on whether the Mario in question is large or small when activating the block.

More exciting additions have arrived through 'Official Makers' and Event Courses, both found in the Course World section of the game. Below is a breakdown of the content in each so far.

Event Courses - some include unlockable Mystery Mushroom items

  • Tri Force Heroes
  • Arino Maker
  • Arino Maker Returns
  • New! Arino Maker
  • Super Bakarhythm Land
  • Ship Love

Official Maker listings - some containing multiple levels

  • Mashiko
  • Yamamura
  • Undodog
  • Bowser
  • Coursebot
  • Mr. Eraser
  • Budgie
  • Soundfrog

It's worth jumping in and checking out this content, and as a bonus below are two videos recently uploaded by the Japanese Nintendo YouTube channel, along with the original announcement trailer outlining the key features.

So, what do you think of the update?