Q&A

If you need some help creating and finding stellar courses, check here for some tips!

Q. How do I change the length of a course?

A. On the course-creation screen, touch and hold the G icon and then drag it to the left or right.

Q. How do I play courses made by my friends or family?

A. If you add your friends and family to your followed users, you'll be able to find and play their latest courses at any time. As courses are saved separately for each user, you'll need to do this even for people playing on the same Wii U console.

Q. How do I follow makers?

A. On their User Info page, touch the icon.

Q. How do I delete a course I've uploaded to the server?

A. First, think carefully. Are you sure you want to delete it? Once a course is deleted, it's gone forever. If you're sure, you can delete it from the Uploaded Courses menu on your own User Info page.

Q. A course I uploaded seems to have disappeared. Where did it go?

A. Unfortunately, we have to delete courses from the server after a set period of time if they're not very popular. If you want to avoid your courses disappearing, try to create courses that players will give lots of stars! Or, in some unfortunate cases, a course may be deleted if it contains something inappropriate, such as offensive language or phrases. So, please be careful about what you put into your course!

Q. What are the coins that appear next to my country's flag?

A. These are the medals you've received based on the number of stars other users have given your uploaded courses.

Q. How do I search for a course using its ID?

A. From the Course World screen, select Courses, and then touch the magnifying glass in the top-right corner of the screen. From here, you can enter the course's 16-character ID.

Q. How do I expand the selection of course elements I can use?

A. New elements will be gradually added as you make more courses.

Q. I got a message saying I couldn't upload any more courses...

A. To begin with, you can only upload up to 10 courses. This number will increase if you earn more medals.

Q. I'm not sure how to go about making courses...

A. First, try playing the 10 Mario Challenge to learn the basics of what you can create. Then try downloading courses other makers have created and editing them for yourself—this should give you a good idea of some of the advanced techniques you can use.

Q. I had an awful day today...

A. Cheer up, buckaroo! Everyone has bad days, but try to take a step back and look at the good things! Maybe you created a fun course or found a new maker to follow—or maybe somebody just gave one of your courses a star? The little things can really help cheer you up! I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow—we're all rooting for you over here!

Q. I can't stand brussels sprouts.

A. Does...does that have anything to do with this game? Is it even a question? At any rate, everyone has their likes and dislikes—just because someone doesn't like brussels sprouts doesn't mean they won't like carrots. Maybe there are some course elements you never seem to use? It could be fun to try and work them into a course once in a while—they just may turn your courses into carrots!

Q. Who's that lady I keep seeing in this manual?

A. That's Mary O. She knows all kinds of useful things about this game, but she's still just learning to make great courses. If you'd like to take a closer look at her, try tilting (the Right Stick on the Wii U GamePad) up. Press , and she'll go back to her original size.