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Super Mario Maker

Developer: Nintendo EAD Group No. 4
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Wii U
Released in JP: September 10, 2015
Released in US: September 11, 2015
Released in EU: September 11, 2015
Released in AU: September 12, 2015


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MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
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...Well, all the articles here are, in a way. But this one moreso, and the article may contain incomplete information and editor's notes.

Super Mario Maker celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Super Mario Bros. by finally letting players (officially) make their own courses, using elements from Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, and New Super Mario Bros. U, with inspiration from Mario Paint.

Hmmm...
To do:
  • Any more placeholder files? See NWPlayer123's twitter. Most of these graphics are really tiny and could be resized (on-page) to be visible without zooming
  • Unused actors
  • Early order of course styles in course file: 0 = overworld, 1 = underground, 2 = castle, 3 = airship, 4 = water, 5 = ghost house (source: Ninjifox)
  • More unused text in msbt.txt and the instruction manual file(s).
  • Unused course actor parameters (source: Ninjifox, RoadrunnerWMC & MrRean)
  • Manual contains some prerelease images, which can be used for the prerelease page (source: Hiccup)
  • Unused course object settings, such as more sizes.

Unused Graphics

Hmmm...
To do:
Are the clapping hands from Mario Paint (the originals, not the smoother ones) used?

Super Mario Bros.

Big Mushroom Alternate Sprites

Unused Used
SMM alt Koopa Clown Car animated.gif SMM alt Koopa Clown Car 2.gif SMM alt Koopa Clown Car 3.gif SMM alt Koopa Clown Car 4.gif
SMM final Mario Koopa Clown Car.png

In-game, collecting a Big Mushroom switches most enemies to alternate sprites in addition to some other effects. However, the final Big Mushroom version of the Koopa Clown Car uses a simpler sprite, leaving this... "Mario Clown Car" unused.

Unused Used
SMM Unused Bowser+Jr sprites.png
SMM Final Big Mushroom Bowser+Jr sprites.png

These sprites of Bowser and Bowser Jr. carrying Peach and Luigi respectively are also unused; the used sprites give each enemy a hat/moustache, a slightly different palette and, for Bowser Jr., an alternate hairstyle!

Unused Used
SMM Unused Luigi Cannonball.png SMM Final Luigi Cannonball.png

This sprite seems to be for the Luigified cannonball (cruel indeed), but the final version is animated and has a slightly different palette.

Unused Used
SMM Mario Goomba.PNG SMM final Mario Goomba.png

This sprite seems to be an early Marioified Underground Goomba, but the final version has a different mustache, wears a Mario hat, and doesn't even recolor Goombas when underground.

Enemy Sprites

SMM Big Steely.png

Found in the same location as the alternate Clown Car sprites are these sprites for Big Steely from Super Mario World and a tear drop for the Clown Car, neither of which appear anywhere in the final game.

Unused Used
SMM Unused Stretch SMB.png
SMM final Stretch SMB.png

These sprites for Stretch are very different from the final version, being less defined and using different colors and a different face. They also appear quite temporary and seem to have Big Mushroom versions.

Smb1 sledge bro.png

Full version of the Sledge Bro preview image, which can only be seen by putting one into a Block, ? Block, Lakitu, Bill Blaster, Note Block, or Hidden Block.

Tiles

Super Mario Bros. SMM Unused
(Ground/Underwater)
SMM Unused
(Underground/Ghost House/Airship)
SMM Final
SMB bridge.png
SMM unused bridge SMB 1.png
SMM unused bridge SMB 2.png
SMM final bridge SMB.png

This graphic, which would be used for the bridge at the end of castle courses, is taken directly from the original game, whereas the final version is thinner and has a slightly different palette, presumably to match the other game styles. Curiously enough, it appears in all the tilesets except for the castle's one, which means it's either a placeholder or these blocks could once be placed.

Unused Used
SMM unused Goal Pole.png SMM final Goal Pole.png

A shiny, higher resolution version of the Goal Pole from the E3 2014 demo.

Character sprites

SMM Fire Mario hipat0.png

An unused copy of a sprite of Fire Mario sliding down the flagpole (or perhaps ground pounding). It's named "hipat".

SMM Weird Mario appeal.png

As if Weird Mario could get any weirder, this sprite gives him an extra button. This one's named "appeal", meaning that it was going to have a pose, like Costume Mario.

Unused Used
SMM unused Modern Mario.png SMM final Modern Mario.png

Modern-colored Mario with a slightly different palette. Oddly enough, the Dr. Mario and Kart Mario costumes have the same shade of brown as the unused version of the Mario costume.

Super Mario Bros. 3

Enemy Sprites

Unused Used
SMM unused Stretch SMB3.png SMM final Stretch SMB3.png

Unused Stretch gets another style, this time looking almost identical to the original game.

Smb3 sledge bro.png

The SMB3 version of the Full Sledge Bro preview image.

Tiles

Unused Used
SMM unused bridge SMB3.png SMM final bridge SMB3.png

The unused castle bridge returns with a graphical shift, which is strange since it's not even used in the original game. Like the Super Mario Bros. version, it appears in all tilesets except for the castle's version.

Character Sprites

Mario

SMM unused Small Mario hipdrop SMB3.png
SMM unused Mario hipdrop (SMB3).png
SMM unused Fire Mario hipdrop (SMB3).png
SMM unused Raccoon Mario hipdrop (SMB3).png

These seem to show Mario either sliding or ground pounding, though both the name "hipdrop" and the lack of slopes in any of the themes suggest the latter.

SMM unused Small Mario wall kick (SMB3).png
SMM unused Mario wall kick (SMB3).png
SMM unused Raccoon Mario wall kick (SMB3).png

These jumping Marios more resemble the "traditional" Mario jump, but their name of "wall_kick" suggests they were for wall jumping, which is also only available in the New Super Mario Bros. U theme in the final game. Strangely, Fire Mario is missing out on the unused wall jump party, and Small Mario's sprite is identical to the used one.

All the hipdrop and wall_kick sprites use slightly different palettes to the final sprites, being darker and more vibrant than the softened final sprites.

Toad
A duplicate of Toad's sprite exists within the data.

Super Mario World

Enemy Sprites

Unused Used
SMM unused Stretch SMW.png SMM final Stretch SMW.png

Unused Stretch returns, now in 16-bit! All in all, it looks like Stretch was originally going to be a bit scarier.

Smw sledge bro.png

The full Sledge Bro preview image once again, in the style of Super Mario World.

Hmmm...
To do:
Sprites.

The Koopa Clown Car has alternate "hurt" sprites that have a different palette. Yay.

Tiles

Unused Used
SMM unused bridge SMB3.png SMM final bridge SMW.png

There's a bit of a theme here - the thicker castle bridge returns for all tilesets except the castle's, though this time it's identical to the Super Mario Bros. 3 style version.

Smw brown platform.png

A preview icon for the water-floating platform from Lemmy's Castle in Super Mario World exists. Since this game does not have this kind of platform, or even pools of water, it is likely that this design was meant for one of the other platform types.

Character sprites

Mario

Hmmm...
To do:
Compare with final?
SMM unused cape and Mario.png

Placeholder or testing graphics for Mario and his cape exist, which are simply the original shapes but with crosses on.

Hmmm...
To do:
There are more unused SMW Marios that need clarifying on which sprites in particular are unused. There are supposedly more hipdrop and wall_kick sprites, and a duplicate of his cape sprites with a few changed pixels and possibly a different palette (which one is used?).

"hipdrop" (ground pound) returns with a graphical upgrade.

"wall_kick" (wall jump) also returns with its own snazzy 16-bit makeover...although now it's the normal jumping sprite. So there's that.

Toad
Another duplicate of Toad's sprite is in the data. Yay.

New Super Mario Bros. U

Enemy Sprites

Hmmm...
To do:
Sprites.

While all of Lakitu's sprites have feet, only the neutral and defeated sprites actually use them, which makes the throwing sprite's feet completely unseen.

SMM unused Hammer Bro death (NSMBU).gif

Sprites for a death animation for the Hammer Bros. exist, but are strangely never used.

Nsmbu sledge bro.png

The last of the Sledge Bro preview images in its entirety.

Tiles

Unused Used
SMM unused bridge NSMBU.png SMM final bridge NSMBU.png

Once again, an unused version of the castle bridge is present in all tilesets except the castle's, which has the most drastic makeover of them all. This time, the unused version is identical to the Super Mario Bros. version, except it has an incorrect pixel aspect ratio.

Red Coin Key Coin
SMM early key coin NSMBU.png SMM final key coin NSMBU.png

An unused red coin graphic, which may or may not be related to the red key coins seen in the current version of the game.

Hmmm...
To do:
Sprite.

A different preview image exists for the moving platform that is more zoomed in and has an arrow on it.

Sample Course Image

SuperMarioMaker-SampleThumbnail.png SuperMarioMaker-SampleCourse.png

A couple of placeholder images reside in /Model/Jpeg.szs. The first image is similar to the one (accidentally) seen in an earlier revision.

Debug Font

SuperMarioMaker debugfont.png

This rather boring font image is in vol/content/Pack/System.pack/System/Font/debug_font.gtx. The filename implies it was used for debugging. Oddly, it's not in the standard Wii U BFFNT font format; it's just an image with no extra data.

Early Mario Maker UI

SuperMarioMaker-Skin M1 block 00.png SuperMarioMaker-Skin M1 hatenablock 00.png SuperMarioMaker-Skin M1 kinokoblock 00.png SuperMarioMaker-Skin M1 edgeblock 00.png SuperMarioMaker-Skin M1 ashiba 00.png SuperMarioMaker-Skin M1 jumpstep 00.png SuperMarioMaker-Skin M1 coin 00.png SuperMarioMaker-Skin M1 kuribo 00.png SuperMarioMaker-Skin M1 logo 00.png

Icons used back when the game wasn't Super but simply Mario Maker are split between a few files, in /Layout/Edit_TestDragBtn_00.szs, /Layout/Edit_TestPostBtn_00.szs, /Layout/Edit_TestListBtn_00.szs and /Layout/Test_ActorBtn_00.szs.

Nikki Photo

Acactussayswhat?
Please elaborate.
Having more detail is always a good thing.
Specifically: Was this image used as promotional material elsewhere? The EXIF dates back to October 4, 2012.
SuperMarioMaker-NikkiImage.jpg

A drawing of Nikki, the Mii character originating from Swapnote is found in the game's Layout folder, simply titled image.jpg. It was most likely used for a test image, but its use is still unknown.

Early Splatoon Icons

Hmmm...
To do:
Compare all of them with the final version of Splatoon, maybe?

Present in /Layout/ItemIcon_00.szs are a bunch of images from what appears to be an early version of Splatoon.

Gear

Weapons

Sub/Special Weapons

Placeholder Icon

SuperMarioMaker-SplatoonWPN.png

This image was used for weapons that didn't have an icon yet:

  • wsb_bomb_chase (Seeker)
  • wsb_timertrap (Ink Mine)
  • wsb_allmarking (Echolocator or Point Sensor)
  • wsb_freebombs (Bomb Rush)
  • wsb_kingsquid (Kraken)
(Source: NWPlayer123, rips by Dr. Yay [1])

Cut Costume Mario Costumes

References to Cut Costumes

The /Mush/CharaMarioTable.byaml file contains data related to the Costume Mario transformations. Among these are 5 costumes [originally 13] that never made the final cut, all of which were removed in the v1.01 patch and onward. Five of these costumes (EGadd, Mashiko, MrSaturn, PinkRabbit and Popo) were re-added via Event Courses, and an additional three (BabyMario, BalloonFight and Nabbit) were added as rewards for completing the 100 Mario Challenge in the v1.40 update.

GoldenRetri
MarioUs
Muncher
Tetris
WindowsLogo

Unused Sounds for Cut Costumes

The sounds for MarioUs still exist!

MarioUs

These sounds are from Super Mario Bros. 2 (Super Mario USA in Japan, hence the filename) and would presumably be for Mario from that game. In the final game, the Peach, Shy Guy, and Birdo costumes use sound effects from that game.

"powerup".

"appeal".

"jump". It's (appropriately) the jumping sound.

"down". Funnily enough, it's the life-losing tune.

"goal". You'd never guess it but it's the course clear tune.

PinkRabbit (Baito/Arcade bunny)

This costume was added into the game on December 17, 2015; its sound effects existed unused before then. However, one sound effect was modified in the final version. The "appeal" sound effect was changed from high-pitched gibberish to different, lower-pitched gibberish.

Unused (PinkBunny) Used (Boss011)

Placeholder Files

A handful of empty files can be found in the game's data. Most of them refer to objects already in the game, but one set seems to reference a cut enemy.

Bullet Bill

m3_lyt_p_killer_00
mw_lyt_p_killer_00

"Killer" is the Japanese name for Bullet Bill. While Bullet Bills are in the game, it is not possible to place these enemies directly in a course. The files are only present for the Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World game styles. Even though Bullet Bill has two forms in the game, regular and homing, only one file is present per theme.

Sun

m3_lyt_p_sun_00
m3_lyt_p_sun_01
mw_lyt_p_sun_00
mw_lyt_p_sun_01
wu_lyt_p_sun_00
wu_lyt_p_sun_01

These files likely refer to the Angry Sun, an enemy that has only appeared in Super Mario Bros. 3 and the only sun-related enemy in the series. The files are present for all game styles except for the original Super Mario Bros. Each game style has two files, indicating the Angry Sun would have had an alternate form like most of the other enemies.

Shoe Goomba

wu_lyt_p_kutsukuribo_00
wu_lyt_p_kutsukuribo_01

Files for Shoe Goomba in the New Super Mario Bros. U game style are present, even though Yoshi replaces Shoe Goombas in this game style and Super Mario World.

Super Leaf

wu_lyt_p_superkonoha_00

A file for the Super Leaf in the New Super Mario Bros. U game style is present, but the Super Leaf is replaced by the Propeller Mushroom when using this game style.

Unused Music

Gnat Attack

Hmmm...
To do:
Hard Mode music.

The Gnat Attack minigame's 30-second time limit keeps the level themes from playing all the way, thus leaving all portions (and the loop) beyond that unused. The original Mario Paint version didn't have a time limit, so it's possible that the Super Mario Maker version originally worked like that too.

Oddly enough, the music heard in the Hard Mode added in v1.20 is intentionally like this!

BGM_Hae1_BassPlus

The full music for the first stage, including its sudden end and loop. "Hae" is Japanese for "fly", for those wondering.

BGM_Hae2

The full music for the second stage.

BGM_HaeBoss_A

The full music for the final stage.

BGM_HaeBoss_B

In case you got past the unused part of the previous track, it then might have once made a strange noise and sped up.

Internal Name

Super Mario Maker is named Block internally.

Regional Differences

Hmmm...
To do:
  • The vocals when placing items in a course.
  • Compare the American and European versions.
  • Sunday celebration in the Japanese version.
  • Manual introduction in the Japanese version.

R.O.B. Costume

Like with Mario Kart DS and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, R.O.B.'s coloration matches that of the Famicom in Japan and that of the NES elsewhere.

Japan International
Super Mario Maker ROB Famicom Costume.gif Super Mario Maker ROB NES Costume.gif

Editing vs. Creating

In the Japanese version, the clapper board that takes you to the course building screen says "つくる", which means "make", "create", or "build". In the American version, this was changed to "Edit", while the European version uses "Create".

Sunday Celebration

When the game is played on a Sunday, after the normal boot-up screen, the game will either display "Happy Sunday!" in USA regions or "Today is Sunday!" in EUR regions.

Manual introduction

Upon accessing the game's manual for the first time, the player witnesses a one-time cutscene introducing the Mary O./Mashiko character

America Europe
Oh, hey! How's it going?

My name's Mary O. Nice to meet you! I'm the Super Mario Maker Manual Guide!

You know that icon you just tapped?

It leads directly to the Super Mario Maker manual. You can reach me from anywhere, at any time!

So come on by whenever you're not sure about something. I've got tons of really cool info to share!

Sound good? Great! See you inside the manual!
Oh! Hello there! Thank you for purchasing Super Mario Maker!

My name's Mashiko, the Manual Guide. It's a pleasure to meet you!

Now, about this icon you just selected...

This extremely useful icon will take you directly to the Super Mario Maker manual from anywhere, at any time!

Feel free to give it a tap whenever there's anything you're not sure about. You might discover some fun new ways to play!

Well then, I'll see you inside the manual!

Revisional Differences

Hmmm...
To do:
Versions 1.40 and 1.41

Version 1.01

Acactussayswhat?
Please elaborate.
Having more detail is always a good thing.
Specifically:
  • Describe the Easter egg.
  • How many objects need to be placed to unlock a tool set?

This version was released as a patch alongside the game at release.

  • Adds a small Easter egg when making courses.
  • In the initial release, players gradually unlocked tool sets daily. This was intended to ease new players into the Course Maker and give them time to use and understand each course element. Version 1.01 retains this behavior, but adds an alternate unlock method: after a scheduled delivery is announced, placing a very large number of objects in the course (as well as placing/switching to/using each of the newly-unlocked items from the previous set) will unlock the tools immediately.

Version 1.10

This version was released on September 23, 2015, and makes minor unspecified adjustments.

Version 1.00/1.01 Version 1.10
SuperMarioMaker-GoalStar.png SuperMarioMaker-GoalStarFixed.png

Some stray pixels were also removed from the Super Mario Bros. 3 goal point's Star sprite.

Version 1.20

This version was released on November 4, 2015, with the following changes:

  • Adds checkpoints, based on New Super Mario Bros. U's, accessible by shaking the arrow sign object.
    • Players now must beat their levels from both the beginning and all checkpoints in order to upload them.
  • Adds a harder difficulty level to the Gnat Attack minigame, with a Fighter Fly costume unlocked for clearing it.
  • A mushroom can now be placed on top of any other powerup, granting the player the mushroom if Small Mario, and the other powerup if any other form of Mario.
  • An "Official" tab has been added to the Makers section of the Course World, containing courses made by Nintendo.
  • An Events section has been added to the Course World, containing special courses made by Nintendo's partners, some of which unlock costumes when beaten.
  • More costumes are added, unlockable by beating specific event courses.
  • The invincibility and Invisible Block glitches were fixed.
  • Improved loading times when browsing Course World.
  • Adds an Easter egg where tapping several times on a door in Edit Mode will cause someone to knock on the door in response. Tapping enough times on the door will cause Weird Mario to open the door in a random pose and random power-up, based on the current game style. Powerups include the Frog Suit and Tanooki Suit from Super Mario Bros. 3, the Cape Feather and Yoshi from Super Mario World, and the Penguin Suit, Ice Flower, Mini Mushroom, and Super Acorn from New Super Mario Bros. U.

Version 1.21

This version was released on November 13, 2015, and makes minor unspecified adjustments.

Version 1.30

This version was released on December 27, 2015, and makes various changes.

  • Bookmark section added to Courses. The update allows players on the Wii U and their devices to "bookmark" courses to appear in this section.
  • Adds P-Warp Doors, which need a P-switch to activate.
    • P-switches are now colored consistently in Super Mario Bros. and New Super Mario Bros. U, and have a "P" instead of a "?" in New Super Mario Bros. U.
  • Adds a Fire variant to the Koopa Clown Car when shaken, which lets Mario shoot fireballs and charged fireballs from the Clown Car.
    • The voice heard when placing course elements in a course now refers to the Koopa Clown Cars as Junior Clown Cars in New Super Mario Bros. U.
  • Mario plays his "lava death" animation from New Super Mario Bros. U when touching lava, something he didn't do before.
  • The placement of the wings on the Weird Mushroom was adjusted.
  • Adds Bumpers, which can be used by shaking Grinders.
  • SuperMarioMaker New Course World.jpg

Selecting 100 Mario Challenge now displays "x100" next to it.

  • Adds a "World Record" Time to the level's preview
    • The first completer of the course is shown in the level's details.
  • Adds the course's ID to the course loading screen, below the creator's name.
  • Fixes soft-locking bugs involving going underwater through a pipe at the top, and going through a door into a giant Muncher riding Yoshi.
  • Fixes other bugs.

Version 1.31

This version was released on December 28, 2015, and makes minor unknown adjustments.

Version 1.32

Released on January 27, 2016, after a period of maintenance. This patch fixes a bug that caused players to edit powerups into levels online by downloading the course, adding powerups on rails and replacing said powerups with long firebars.

Version 1.40

Released on March 9, 2016.

  • Adds Keys, Locked Doors, Pink Coins, and Skewers.
  • Adds a new button in Course World for creators to view exact positions of death markers and comments in their own courses.
  • Adds Super Expert mode for the 100 Mario Challenge, unlocked after clearing Expert mode.
  • Adds new Mystery Mushroom costumes for Normal mode, Expert mode, and Super Expert mode of the 100 Mario Challenge.
  • Changes the appearance Rocky Wrench's wrench in the New Super Mario Bros. U style to be brighter and have a red part in the middle.
  • Subtly changes the P-Door in the New Super Mario Bros. U style to make it more compressed.

Version 1.41

  • Adds a "Comment" button in the course completion screen.

Oddities

Super Mario Bros.

SuperMarioMaker-Swim 5.png

One of Modern Mario's swimming sprites lacks gloves.

Super Mario World

  • In the Super Mario World game style, all of Mario's running-while-jumping sprites are missing their feet.
  • Anything referencing Super Mario World by its logo uses the Japanese logo, even in countries outside of Japan. This was not the case in the prototypes.

10/100 Mario Challenge

The sprite of Mario on the 10/100 Mario Challenge map screen has a different skin palette than the regular sprite.