Nintendo has been real busy with other matters to give Super Mario Maker any tangible updates. The result of this temporal neglect is the spawning of multiple Kaizo levels, especially in the Super Expert Mode.Kaizo levels are built to challenge hardcore Mario players; requiring advanced techniques to reach the top of the goalpost.
Granted, this video was released around the time Super Mario Maker was fairly young. But as people learned about these Kaizo levels through Reddit and YouTube, more of these abominations are appearing.
In any case, an update or a new title is long
overdue. These are the things I think would give the franchise some much needed rejuvenation.
Combine a Chain Chomp and a Fire Flower to create this souped-up Fire Chomp. These things explode when shot with fireballs. They're like fire bars but less predictable. You can put them on a rail or give them wings to create unholy frustrations for players to traverse.
First seen in Super Mario Bros 3, these things allow you to jump high and give
you a speed boost while running. They also serve as obstacles that prevent your progress by tossing you a few paces back.
You can already give enemies mushrooms and wings, so why not give them parachutes as well? Watching bombs or Goombas descending from the sky unlocks new types of platforming puzzles to solve.Â
Once you get a hold of a Grab Block, it begins to glow. You can use this to kill enemies or slide them across platforms. Grab Blocks make for great platforming and puzzle levels.
Combining a block and a beetle, nothing is more frustrating than getting chucked in the face with one of these.
Mario games are known for having various levels. Building levels that go upwards or downwards can add a lot of depth to the game.
We could sure use more enemy variants in this
These guys were intense in Super Mario World. They would jump up and down to block your way,
throw baseballs, kick footballs, and once you stomped on them, they would just
charge you head-on.
Swoops are bat-like creatures that hang on the ceiling
and fly towards Mario in an upside down arc. You can strategically place them
to provide some serious platforming sections to get you from one spot to the
Porcupuffer, Dolphins, and Boss Bass
Porcupuffers are fish that chase Mario while
dolphins provide some atrocious platforming. Boss Bass is a giant fish that
chases after Mario and instantly kills him no matter what form the plumber is
Fishin' Lakitu and Fishing Boo
Imagine putting a red coin on a Fishin' Lakitu and teasing players with it at arm's length as they dodge countless traps to reach it. Fishing Boo would just add to the ultimate trolling experience.
Sumo Bros are tough, immune to stomps and
fireballs, and can only be defeated when hit from underneath through a block.
When placed on top of platforms, they can do powerful stomps that send bolts of lightning down which in turn, cause rippling explosions.
Ball n' Chain
The ball moves around in a circle and adds greater depth to crafting levels.
We need slopes. Period.
With the success of Super Mario Maker, we can continue to
hope that the next big update or sequel will be better than ever.
Other features that deserve special mention are Volcano Plants, Blarggs, and Guide Blocks - which would let players place helpful messages than simply rely on the annoying comments onscreen. Different colored Yoshis and Baby Yoshis which you can carry are also welcome additions.