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How to change characters in Super Mario Maker 2

Learn how to change characters and play as Luigi or Toad in Super Mario Maker 2.

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Super Mario Maker 2 is a game all about providing a customized experience to the player. Part of that formula involves giving the player a choice of which character to use when playing various levels. Four total characters are available, including Mario, Luigi, and two differently colored Toads. Here's how to play with different characters in Super Mario Maker 2.


Super Mario Maker 2 | How to change characters

To change characters in Super Mario Maker 2, players need to dive into the game's Settings menu. This can be accessed from anywhere in the game by pressing the Pause button (the + or Plus button), then by finding and selecting the option labeled Settings — it's the wrench with the red handle.

How to change characters in Super Mario Maker 2 main menu
To change characters in Super Mario Maker 2, first open the main pause menu...

Once in the Settings menu, players will note the Character section featured in the upper right-hand side of the window. Here they will be able to choose from the game's four characters: Mario, Luigi, Blue Toad, and Pink Toad. To change the active character, simply highlight and select the chosen character within the settings menu, then press OK.

How to change characters in Super Mario Maker 2 settings menu
... then open the Settings menu to find the character selection option.

After the character has been chosen, it will immediately appear as the player's avatar in the given course and game mode. Characters can be swapped and out at will, so players can feel free to choose the character they like best.


Learning how to change characters in Super Mario Maker 2 is a breeze. Players simply need to hit the Pause menu and head into the game's settings, then choose the character they'd like to play as. There's loads more details and features of the game to uncover, especially when it comes to Course Maker, and players can find plenty of additional information by browsing through Shacknews' collection of Super Mario Maker 2 game guides.

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