Super Mario Maker 1.01 day one patch will address item unlocks

While those that reviewed Super Mario Maker had to wait nine days to unlock all of the level editor's set pieces, it appears that Nintendo is about to release a day one patch that throws that idea out the window.


Super Mario Maker is set to arrive tomorrow, meaning the wait is almost over for a large number of would-be creators. Shacknews is very pleased with this new effort, with one of the few downsides of the game being that certain set pieces will only unlock over the course of nine days. However, that may not be the case when the game is released.

Ars Technica is observing the existence of a 1.01 day one patch that adjusts some of Super Mario Maker's more undesirable elements. Specifically, the level editor's set pieces will no longer unlock across a nine-day period. Unlocks will now arrive based on a user's play time. According to this report, pieces are arriving after sessions ranging from 15 minutes to 2 hours, with the number of existing pieces used possibly determining the unlock rate.

Super Mario Maker arrives on Wii U tomorrow.

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    September 10, 2015 4:25 PM

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      September 10, 2015 6:32 PM

      I'm glad they didn't just outright unlock everything all at once. It would be overwhelming. I like the idea of playtime rather than calendar days though.

    • Zek legacy 10 years
      September 11, 2015 10:06 AM

      It's still bizarre to me that Nintendo has actually entered the internet era. Seems they've been doing right by it so far, though they still have some odd missing features here and there.

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