The Art of Creation

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On the Trail of Mario!

After a trial play, touch to bring up a ghost trail showing Mario's exact movements over a short period. This trail can be extremely useful in helping you to decide where to place elements!

Time Limit / Scroll Speed

You can set the course's time limit and the speed of the autoscroll feature. Adjusting these aspects can change the difficulty of a course. Try setting a really short time limit, or a super-fast autoscroll, and see what difference it makes!

Sound Effects (SFX)

Touch to bring up a special palette of sound elements that can be placed in a course. Touching allows you to record a sound using the microphone on the Wii U GamePad and place it inside the element. Touch again to close the sound palette.

♦ When uploading a course that uses , any sounds you have inserted into will be automatically replaced with a parrot's squawk.

Creating Tracks

Select a track from the palette, and then touch the screen to lay it. Tracks can be laid in up to eight directions.

The directions you can lay a track in will be displayed as dots to be joined. Drag an enemy or other element onto the track, and it will move along the track. Tap the end point of a track to switch it between the returning- and dead-end types.

Main Area / Sub Area

By touching Mario and dragging him into a pipe, you can create a sub area. Touch to switch between editing the two areas.

Selecting and Moving Multiple Elements

You can select multiple course elements at once by holding / and dragging across the touch screen. This will select all elements within the highlighted area. If you release /, you can then move the selected elements together as one unit.


Copy an element you've already placed by touching and moving it while holding / . This can also be done after selecting multiple elements.

◆ Warp Doors cannot be copied. Additionally, you can only copy a certain number of elements at a time. If you have placed a lot of elements, it may not always be possible to copy them.


Touch an element while holding + or + to erase it. This is useful for those times when you want to erase just a little bit.

Mystery Mushrooms

The Mystery Mushroom is an item that allows Mario to disguise himself as Costume Mario with a variety of different costumes, ranging from other characters, to items, to even certain enemies!

The effect of a Mystery Mushroom will be selected randomly from a roster of available costumes, and it will change each time the course is played. Or, if you'd rather provide a specific costume for players of your course, you can tap the Mystery Mushroom to pick the one you want.

You can expand the roster of costumes that can be triggered by a Mystery Mushroom by, for example, using amiibo or completing the 100 Mario Challenge. You can also expand the roster by completing Event Courses.