Super Mario Maker has been one of Nintendo's biggest successes in recent years. The Wii U game has sold more than 3 million copies as of April of this year and has been positively received by critics. The game allows players to create their own Super Mario levels and then upload them online. Part of the reason it has been successful is likely due to the post-launch support it has received from Nintendo. Ever since the Super Mario Maker launched, Nintendo has added new costumes, level building tools, and other features to keep players engaged in the game. Friday, Nintendo released the latest patch, version 1.43, which adds the following features:
- 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.
This isn't a major patch, but making improving the search functionality and making it easier to find fun levels is one of those simple things that makes the experience more enjoyable for everyone.
As we said above, this patch isn't anything major, but the fact that Nintendo is still supporting the game at all is a good sign. Nintendo has been relatively slow to embrace online gaming so it's good to see that the company has learned from that mistake.
Are you still playing Super Mario Maker? If so, what features do you want Nintendo to add in upcoming patches? Let us know in the comments!