Now that the Miiverse has officially ended, Nintendo are seeing to it that games that took advantage of it, get a necessary update that removes the disbanded services functions and in the case of Super Mario Maker, it also removes the old comments on levels as well. The full details can be seen here:
Hey guys, whether you are already playing Super Mario Odyssey, waiting for your physical copy to arrive (like me) or waiting to go to the nearest store to buy it, if what we have learned various media outlets is to be believed, we are all bound to enjoy it!
But then, I start thinking about 10 months ago. We didn’t have the slightest idea of what we would see in this new game, apart from the few images from the Switch reveal trailer. Then, on January 12th, we saw that first trailer that showed a lot of things that we weren’t expecting such as Mario walking with humans in New Donk City. Then at E3, we saw Mario capturing enemies and now completely not mentioning Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, I can’t help but think what is next for Nintendo and Mario?
I know, that topic is superficial and it is very unlikely that I will ever guess what is next. But that’s the fun of it. Not only for me, but for everyone who reads this article as well. In the comments section, I want you to write a fun or crazy guess of what can happen next in a Mario game for Switch, smartphone devices or even another Nintendo platform, like the 3DS or its successor.
One of the main games asked for when the first Wii U port was announced, was Super Mario Maker. So, a lot of people hope that Nintendo will port the game to Nintendo Switch. But I think that a sequel would be more likely than a direct port, especially since they already ported it to the 3DS. They could then use this opportunity to add more items and options that weren’t available in the original game, add more graphical styles and even implement the HD Rumble in an interesting way to allow the creator to give the idea of suspense, surprise and more!
Another possibility is that they have is to continue to expand the New Super Mario Bros. series, especially if you consider that the last title was New Super Mario/Luigi Bros U that was launched in 2012/2013. The probability that this will be Nintendo’s next Mario game is high. I really like those kind of games, especially New Super Mario Bros 1 and 2. But my main problem with it is that the new power-ups and mechanics introduced in each game are not as good as they can be. I think that the next game must come with something that takes advantage of the Switch’s features in a gameplay perspective, and not just add HD rumble to the game and a singular new power up.
My next probability lies around the idea of a Sequel to either the 3D series or the Galaxy series. Both sound like good games and a lot of people would think that a Galaxy game would be perfect. If it is either of them, I am happy and I would love it, but I think that Nintendo needs to apply some of the development aspects of Odyssey into the new game, to make a worthy sequel to these games.
A sequel to Odyssey or the sandbox Mario games like Sunshine, is not something I can see happening anytime soon. Much like I can’t see Odyssey getting added content in the form as an expansion, because unlike Breath of the Wild, which is a game you can add to, including a new/more story, Mario games often possess a self-contained story and a self-contained world that doesn’t need more added to it because they are more than enough exactly as they are.
But what about you? What do you think? What is your wild guess about what the next Mario game to come to the Nintendo Switch will be like? Let your creativity out and write what you think in the comments.
It may not have seen new content added in a long time, or a release of a Switch port, but Super Mario Maker still has some life in it yet and a new update is available for the game and the patch notes for it can be seen here:
So something good came from all that maintenance after all! Granted there is no new event course available for the Wii U version of Super Mario Maker, and hasn’t been for a long time now, but a new update for it (version 1.46) is available now and not to be left out, an update is out for the 3DS version as well (version 1.03).
Only don’t go expecting anything to elaborate from the update, as the full patch notes read only as: “A number of issues have been fixed to make for a pleasant playing experience.”
Still it’s a lot better than nothing and with Nintendo paying some attention to Super Mario Maker once again, either a Switch version is on the cusp of being announced sometime soon, or we might get lucky and there is more content coming. Either way, it’s a win-win.
It seems there is still life in Super Mario Maker For Wii U yet as a new event course is now available and features the master of Brain Training himself, Dr. Kawashima. Completing this course unlocks Dr. Kawashima’s Head as a costume which is a nice little nod to Satoru Iwata as there is a striking resemblance in between the two. Anyhow, if you would like to get this costume, you can unlock it now.
Dr. Kawashima’s Athletic Training:
As a scientist working to improve people’s health, Dr. Kawashima knows it’s important to give his body a little exercise sometimes as well as his brain. See if you can make it through his gruelling exercise routine – and of course, when you find his body, don’t forget to put his head on top and strike a pose!
Walkies with Undodog? More like deep sea exploration with Undodog! Then again, when is anything ever simple in the Mushroom Kingdom? Continue reading Walkies with Undodog (A Super Mario Maker Event Course)
While we’re all getting busy getting hyped over Super Mario Switch, it seems there are plenty of other Mario games to get excited about. Continue reading (Rumour) Super Mario Galaxy 3 & Super Mario Sunshine HD Confirmed!
Jack & I (Mike) got the opportunity of a lifetime, to talk to the voice of Super Mario, Charles Martinet at Barcelona Games World. We asked him about his role on Runner 3. What is his favourite Mario Game. What he knows about Super Mario on the NX. What are his thoughts on being a costume for Super Mario Maker and Much, much more.
When Super Mario Maker came out last year, the game was an instant hit and it was the Mario game to get for your Wii U and even I was wowed by its charms that I just couldn’t get enough of it, but it seems like Nintendo has given up with it.
Let’s be honest, as gamers there are games, nay games series’ that we simply adore and can’t get enough of. For me that series is The Legend of Zelda and for one Jonathan Major, he loves the Super Mario games, so much so he’s made his very own Super Mario World themed room. Continue reading Meet the Man with his Very own Perler Bead Mario Room
Once a week, every week, we get to see which 20 games sold the most in the Wii U eShop and this time, the games that sold the most over a seven day period, were mostly Mario and The Legend of Zelda titles.
If you’re a 3DS owner who doesn’t have a Wii U, meaning you could never play Super Mario Maker, well now a time has come where you can! Continue reading Nintendo Announce Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS
For those of you who still play Super Mario Maker every now and then, (or all the time,) a update is out now and only requires 377MB of space to download it. Continue reading New Super Mario Maker Update is Out Now (version 1.4.4)