New details on Super Mario Maker include a high heel boot

Turn enemies into helmets

The Super Mario Maker levels shown at the Nintendo World Championships were nuts. Enemies were stacked on top of each other; trampolines were being shot out of cannons; dogs were living with cats; it was mass hysteria. Within the madness, some new details surfaced about the creative take on the classic platformer.

We saw Mario wearing a spiny shell as a hat in those Best Buy buttons, and now we saw it in action. It actually protected Mario from a Thwomp hit from above. According to the stream, Mario can wear a multitude of enemy husks as hats.

Another thing shown was an alternative to Super Mario Bros. 3‘s Kuribo’s Shoe, which acted the same but looked instead like a red stiletto-heeled boot. Mario can also ride in Bowser’s clown craft from the end of Super Mario World, and any enemy can be made into a big enemy by giving it a Super Mushroom.

I can’t wait to see the levels the community cooks up for this.

Darren Nakamura
Darren is a scientist during the day. He has been a Destructoid community member since 2006, joining the front page as a contributor in 2011. While he enjoys shooters, RPGs, platformers, strategy, and rhythm games, he takes particular interest in independent games. He produced the Zero Cool Podcast for about four years, and he plays board games quite a bit when he can find willing companions.