Mario Maker Spotlight: Jan. 21

Looking for a fun Mario Maker challenge? Try these levels on for size:

Normal: Googie’s Super Wario Bros (2004) (9802-0000-0268-EB1D)

Let’s start with a ROM hack throwback, shall we? This one is inspired by a Wario-themed mod of the original Mario Bros., but it adds authentic costumes and removes some of the nastier traps. It’s a nice shout-out to Mario Maker’s deep roots.

Expert: Ice Floor Castle (DFEC-0000-02E1-103F)

Bowser’s decided to ice Mario for good this time! Spikes and firebars await the poor souls who don’t stick their landings, and the boss battle adds an interesting twist to the mix. (Hint: Don’t kill the boss when you reach him; instead, try and get him to clear a path for you.)

Super Expert: Super hell castle (C63D-0000-0223-D8EE)

That ice castle wasn’t enough for you? Well, how about trying this course on for size! Bowser’s cranked up the heat this time, and you’ll have to dodge spikes, bullets, and fire of all sorts if you want the princess back. Good luck!