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Yooka-Laylee Devs Make Super Mario Maker 2 Course

Gaming article by Joseph Allen on October 9, 2019 at 3:58 AM
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Play "The Impossible Layer" Now

Development staff on the upcoming Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair have made a Super Mario Maker 2 course to honor their new platformer's launch. Playtonic's level is called "The Impossible Layer" and you can play it right now. The course ID is XHK-NB8-11H. You'll need a Nintendo Switch Online subscription to play it.

This news comes via an official Nintendo of America tweet. In the tweet, Nintendo announces the existence of Playtonic Games' level, describing it as a stage where "you'll need to change states to progress". That's in direct reference to Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair's Alternate Level States feature. Nintendo also says it will be sharing more courses created by other indie developers soon. The course itself is "medium" difficulty, so you'll need a bit of Super Mario Maker 2 nous to finish it. The tags are "short and sweet" and "themed".

 

In a reply to Nintendo's original tweet, Playtonic Games audio designer Matt Griffin says he was the principal designer behind the course. Griffin says he "had a lot of fun making this course", but owns up to having some help from Playtonic designers Gavin Price and Hamish Lockwood. It's a nice little course with a fun theme involving switching between day and night states to make progress.

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair launched yesterday for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Unlike the original Yooka-Laylee, this new spinoff is a 2.5D platformer with puzzle elements. The titular pair must run, jump, and roll their way through a series of 2D levels to take down Capital B and the Impossible Lair.

 

Will you be checking out Playtonic's Super Mario Maker 2 course? Let us know in the comments below!

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