Continuing on the theme of strange omissions from Nintendo's upcoming sequel Super Mario Maker 2, arguably one of the biggest disappointments is the lack of amiibo support in the game. This means no mystery mushrooms that turn you into 8-bit renditions of characters from video game history.
As confirmed by GameXplain after speaking with a Nintendo representative, support for the NFC figures seems to have been jettisoned entirely for the sequel. The original Super Mario Maker supported nearly all of the figures in the original Super Mario Bros. playstyle and they provided some wonderful opportunities for levels using treasured characters from both inside and outside the Mushroom Kingdom.
Of course, there's always the possibility that amiibo and Mystery Mushroom functionality could be patched in at a later date. The original game received some pretty substantial updates post-release, and with all the hints of new things to come (such as space for 'Extra Game Styles'), we can only hope that some of these things will appear in the future.
Still, it's a bit of a kick in the teeth for fans hoping to make use of their bulging amiibo collection. The release of new mushrooms was a great reason to check in regularly with the original game, and they'll be missed by many.
Check out our hands-on impressions of the game for more info on the upcoming sequel. In the meantime, are you hoping we'll see some of these things appear in future updates for the game? Let us know below.