Super Mario Maker For Nintendo 3DS Gains Medal Challenges

Super Mario Maker will soon hit the Nintendo 3DS on December 1st in Japan, and will go live worldwide a day afterwards on December 2nd. Although the 3DS version won’t support all the features that the Wii U version contains, Nintendo wants to shine some light on the other features displayed in a new trailer for the handheld device.

For starters, the 3DS version will not let folks upload levels to the Internet, search levels by ID, and will not support certain Mario Maker levels. Although there are a lot of fans disappointed with this build of Super Mario Maker for the 3DS, the big N, or Nintendo, seems to want to push some of the other features despite fans concerns with the aforesaid.

In addition to the features noted in the new trailer for Super Mario Maker, the game will include over 100 courses, the ability to play, create and share certain stages, and participate in new Medal Challenges.

The new Medal Challenges task players with finishing stages, or holding specific buttons over the entire course to complete the challenge.

The official description slightly covers some of the new features in the game, as noted below.

“Get ready to play a near-infinite number of side-scrolling 2D Mario courses anytime, anywhere! Earn in-game medals in 100 built-in courses and access recommended courses from the Super Mario Maker game on the Wii U console*. Plus, design courses and share them with other players via the StreetPass feature and local wireless!”

We learn that in course 1-3 players are required to only defeat Piranha Plants, but these plants are on Goombas’ Heads. In course 3-1, players have to try and get to the goal while holding down right on the D-pad for the entire course. Looking over to course 5-2, folks will have to get to the end without ever jumping. The last course, 9-2, has players trying to lure every Boo to the goal.

You can watch the official trailer that Nintendo posted up.

Super Mario Maker for the Nintendo 3DS will launch in Japan on December 1st, and worldwide December 2nd, of this year.


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