The Top 5 Styles We’d Love To See Added To Super Mario Maker 2
Nintendo’s biggest hit of June, and possibly the summer, is definitely going to be Super Mario Maker 2. For those who enjoyed the Wii U and 3DS versions, they already know how addicting Super Mario Maker can be. A chance to fulfill every aspiring game designers dream of designing levels for gaming’s pinnacle franchise. One of the coolest parts about Super Mario Maker and its upcoming sequel is the ability to create Super Mario levels in a variety of different Styles. In the original, there were four Styles; Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, and New Super Mario Bros. In the upcoming sequel, we know they’ll be adding one more Style, Super Mario 3D World. However, for those who watched the May 15th Nintendo Direct showcasing Super Mario Maker 2, there was a brief moment where it showed the five Styles, but there was also a blank space that just seemed… odd. Sure, it could be nothing – empty spots usually are nothing – or it could be a Style that Nintendo will reveal in the future. As a fan, I couldn’t help but wonder what other Style options Nintendo could be bringing to Super Mario Maker 2 – so I’m going to share the Top 5 Styles I’d love to see added to Super Mario Maker 2.
But before you go too far, make sure you watch the Nintendo Direct showing all the cool features coming to Super Mario Maker 2. Don’t worry, we’ll wait…
5) Super Mario 64
Mario’s first foray into 3D gaming was a special moment for many of us gamers. Heck, I fondly recall the first time I laid my hands on the Nintendo 64 controller and started moving Mario around the sprawling Bob-omb Battlefield. While Super Mario Maker 2 is a 2D side-scroller, this doesn’t mean Nintendo couldn’t utilize one of it’s Mario 3D adventures as a possible Style – in fact, they already are with the inclusion of Super Mario 3D World. With a Super Mario 64 Style, we would get those first-generation, low-polygon, 3D models of Mario and crew moving along the 2D plane. Some gameplay mechanics they could include in the Style could be Mario’s triple-jump and his ability to grab Bowser by the tail and give him a good throw. Of course, we’d also get that iconic Super Mario 64 soundtrack included as well.
4) Paper Mario
For this one, I didn’t choose a specific Paper Mario, as they all share enough similar characteristics that I think a general “Paper Mario” Style would be fine. Obviously, the first and most important distinction would be the paper-look this Style would bring. All the characters, items, levels, backgrounds, etc would feature that fun, flat, paper-like look to them. I wouldn’t suggest changing the gameplay to mimic the Paper Mario games – so there wouldn’t be any RPG elements or turn-based battles, but they could include a couple of items for Mario to use such as the hammer to smash the bad guys. Of course, the other great thing about using the Paper Mario Style would be all the new characters they could include in Super Mario Maker 2, such as Goombella, Huey, and Mr. L.
Check out page 2 for our top three Styles I’d love to see in Super Mario Maker 2.