Super Mario Maker

Super Mario Maker has been a fascinating ongoing project from Nintendo. Ever since launch, new costumes or course building tools have gradually been made available to the public through updates that are pushed out fairly intermittently. All told, there's still lots that Nintendo could feasibly add to this game, and it'll be interesting to see how support is handled in the near future with the Wii U entering its last years, but this new update unfortunately doesn't introduce many big changes.

The update only takes up a few hundred megabytes and is mostly concerned with making the search function slightly more user friendly. Changes have been made to how the Star Ranking list is ordered, along with the new ability to filter search for stages that have a "Super Expert" designation. Here are the patch notes:

  • The Star Ranking list in Course World has been changed to display courses that have received the most stars relative to the number of people who have played them.
  • Previously, when searching for courses in the Star Ranking list, results could be set to either "Weekly" or "All-Time" but will now be limited to "All-Time."
  • "Super Expert" difficulty has been added to the difficulty filters when searching for courses.
  • This update (ver1.43) must be downloaded and applied in order to use the Internet features of Super Mario Maker.

Nothing too exciting then, but it's still nice to see that Nintendo is paying attention to Mario Maker.

What do you think? What could Nintendo add in a future update? How long do you think the game will be supported? Share your thoughts in the comments below.