Super Mario Maker update adds mid-level checkpoints

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Nintendo today advised of an update coming to Super Mario Marker that will allow for mid-level checkpoints.

The familiar Flag system will allow players to create (and use) checkpoints in created levels. Up to two checkpoints can be inserted per level.

The update will also the insertion of power-ups that are dependent on Mario’s status. “For example, by attaching a Super Mushroom to a Fire Flower and placing it inside a block, Mario will receive the Super Mushroom when he is small, and the Fire Flower when he is large,” Nintendo advised.

Event Courses will also be added to the game’s Course World online hub.

Australians will receive the free update on 5 November.