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Super Mario Maker: Crash Course
Mary O. & Yamamura
The story so far...
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Mary O.'s final challenge is to beat Yamamura in a course-creation battle. Who will come out on top?

Mary O.
Mary O.

This go-gettin' gal is fun and friendly. She also knows EVERYTHING about how to play Super Mario Maker! But when it comes to actually creating fun courses, well...thanks to Yamamura's helpful tips, she's getting pretty good!


He's a pigeon. That much is clear. For reasons beyond our understanding, he's also a master of Mario course creation. He loves edamame and long walks in the park.

Happy New Year, Yamamura! Here's to our first Crash Course of 2016!

(Happy New Year, my apprentice. 2016 is off to a great start.)

I couldn't agree more!

(Now then, let's get right to it and take a look at our courses from last time...)

Mary O.'s Battle Entry

You can play the course that Mary O. created, too!

Course ID:
Players must float through my course on a cloud while dodging flames and cannonballs. And, of course, Yoshi makes an exciting cameo!

(I see. I'll admit there's something fun about going through your course in a cloud rather than running across it like normal.)

Yamamura's Battle Entry

You can play the course that Yamamura created, too!

Course ID:
Coo. Coo!

(Here's my course. Behold!)

Whoa... That's some hardcore course creation! I've never used autoscroll in a course before, so that took me by surprise.
Coo. Coo... Coo!

(I told you I wasn't messing around. That's why I tried using autoscroll for the first time. Now then... Let's find out who won this battle!)

Eep! My heart's racing! *ba-dum ba-dum ba-dum*

(And the winner is—)

C o o o o o o . . . C o o o o o o o . . .
(Druuuumroooooooll... Drumdrumdrumdrumdrum...)
(Yamamura! THAT'S ME!!)
Oh, boo. I lost!
Coohoohoo. Coo.

(Bahaha. The percentage of Stars per Play was 7% for you and 13% for me.)

Wow, that's a big difference. Amazing. I suppose you're the master and I'm the student for a reason!
Coo! Coo? Coo!

(You had no chance, I'm afraid. After all, I am the master—I’ve been making courses for years! Or...months? How long has this game been out? Anyway, I'd like to say thank you to everyone who voted for me! As a token of my appreciation, I've prepared a special gift.)

A gift? What could it be?


Is that...a Yamamura costume?!
Coo! Coo.

(That's right! I asked the Super Mario Maker developers to create a special Yamamura costume for all of the Yamamura diehards out there who voted for my course.)

Um... I'm pretty sure they voted for you because they liked your course, not because they're a fan of you personally...
Coo? Coo. Coo!

(Jealous? Well, since I'm something of a hero, I'm allowing even those who did not vote for my course to use my costume as well. All you have to do is go to Event Courses and clear "Cooooo! (Feat. Yamamura)." That will unlock the Yamamura costume.)

Ooh, fun! I can’t wait to play it! Well, I guess this means the Mary O. and Yamamura series really has come to an end.

(True, but I'd like to say one last thing before we go our separate ways.)

Oh? What's that?

(Please don't think that my way is the only way to create courses and that everything else is wrong.)

Wait, what?! Isn't that...the whole point?
Coo? Coo.

(I gave all those tips while I was editing courses you had already finished, right? That means those tips were mostly relevant to the final steps of the course-creation process. The polishing stage, if you will.)

Hmm, I suppose that's true.

(This might sound a bit hypocritical, but I honestly wasn't thinking too much about my creation virtue of "LOVE" while creating this course.)

No way! I won't believe it!
Coo?! Coo.

(It's true! I was thinking, "How can I show off this red cannon?!" Of course, I still made adjustments to enhance the player's experience once I was in the tweaking phase. My point is that you should feel free to do whatever you want when you're creating a course from scratch.)

So you're saying...we shouldn't focus too hard on your advice when we're starting on a new course creation?
Coo. Coo!

(Precisely. Don't let my tips stop you from getting experimental. If it doesn't work out, try again. Love is still an important ingredient, but love isn't just about thinking of others. It's also about being bold and daring and following your heart! There are infinite possibilities in course creation. The journey of learning new ways to make fun courses never ends!)

I agree! Create a course that ignites your imagination, and then edit it with love... I think that might be the secret to creating great courses!
Coo. Coo!

(That would be what I said. Still, well summarized, Mary O.!)

Thank you! Now that we've gotten to the heart of things, I believe that officially concludes the Mary O. and Yamamura: Crash Course series. Thank you so much for reading our comics! We hope to see you again soon!
Coo... Coo!!

(Mary O. and Yamamura...
Coming to a theater near you!!)

...No, we're not! You can't just say that, Yamamura!

The end