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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

KoopaTV's Live Reactions to the Super Mario Maker 2 Direct!

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Let's see what they really want to get out of the way before E3 2019.

Bit of a preamble so you know my mindset before going into watching this Direct: I don't really like the first Super Mario Maker because I don't like the physics of 2D Mario games. My enthusiasm for Super Mario Maker 2 for the Nintendo Switch is similarly non-existent. But I know a lot of you reading this may think otherwise, and I get that there's a pretty good chance that people who read a website with “Koopa” in the name actually like these games and love the opportunity to make your own levels.

I'm on the look-out for any Koopalings making an appearance in Super Mario Maker 2, but I also figure that if I get in, I'm going to be miscoloured in the Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World level flavours. I don't like that.

If you don't like my negative preamble, then fortunately for you the other attendees on this live reaction log (Rawk, Witch Princess, Kamek, non-staffer friend Ryu) are much more enthusiastic about it than I am, so here's the embed... and keep scrolling for the reaction log!

[5:43 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa:

[5:57 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Tune in for a roughly 15-minute presentation packed with information all about Super Mario Maker 2 for Nintendo Switch."

[5:58 PM] RawkHawk2010: Am I really watching this just to see what might can become of my lonely Shulk amiibo?

[5:58 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: At least we'll be out of here quickly.

[5:59 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: 40 seconds.

[5:59 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Was @Kamek  in SMM for Wii U?

[5:59 PM] Ryu: No

[5:59 PM] Witch Princess: here

[5:59 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: He might get in before I do.

[5:59 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Why doesn't Kamek have an amiibo yet?

[6:00 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Oh cool the stream is buffering already.

[6:00 PM] Ryu: Better ask Nintendo

[6:00 PM] RawkHawk2010: Same reason Goomba doesn't

[6:00 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: An error occurred. Please try again later. (Playback ID: VGu1wi1IiFk_YvL9)

[6:00 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Alright I'm going to Twitch.

[6:00 PM] Ryu: co-op building

[6:00 PM] Ryu: I'm on youtube and it's fine lol

[6:00 PM] RawkHawk2010: ^

[6:00 PM] Ryu: rip

[6:00 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "The Basics"

[6:00 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Make"

Isn't that a Labo verb?

[6:01 PM] RawkHawk2010: Go back to YouTube.

[6:01 PM] Ryu: I'm way behind lol

[6:01 PM] RawkHawk2010: You're way ahead.

[6:01 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...Well YouTube doesn't even work apparently.

[6:01 PM] Ryu: But that's nothing new

[6:01 PM] Ryu: Nintendo

[6:01 PM] Witch Princess: Youtube works for mee

[6:01 PM] Ryu: Youtube is struggling

[6:01 PM] RawkHawk2010: Now it's breaking.

[6:01 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Told you.

[6:01 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa:

[6:01 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "You can change the course theme"

[6:02 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Underwater, underground, airship, castle"

[6:02 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: That's all, uh, from SMM1.

[6:02 PM] Ryu: You have to have NSO to share levels

[6:02 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Super Mari0 courses are meant to be played, so share yours with the world."

[6:02 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "NEW" section... slopes.

[6:02 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Gentle and harsh slopes.

[6:02 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Angry Sun is here, having not appeared since the solar eclipse.

[6:02 PM] Witch Princess: Eh well some SMM courses are just music

[6:02 PM] RawkHawk2010: I thought the Snake Block was already in.

[6:03 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Seesaws tilt left-to-right under Mari0's weight"


[6:03 PM] RawkHawk2010: DKC

[6:03 PM] RawkHawk2010: vines

[6:03 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "WATER LEVEL"

[6:04 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Pretty sure water levels make this game worse.

[6:04 PM] Witch Princess: Is anybody even enjoying this??

[6:04 PM] Ryu: The Direct or the game?

[6:04 PM] Witch Princess: Both

[6:04 PM] Ryu: I am

[6:04 PM] RawkHawk2010: banzai bill

[6:04 PM] RawkHawk2010: I do like Banzai Bills.

[6:05 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Banzai Bill looks like it's coming for Mari0... that's because it is!"

[6:05 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "The 10 coin is worth...yup, 10 coins."

[6:05 PM] RawkHawk2010: I wanna make a Tencent joke.

[6:05 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: This is Mighty No. 9 trailer script worthy.

[6:05 PM] Witch Princess: what else would it be worth

[6:05 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "New sound effects!"

[6:05 PM] RawkHawk2010: I liked that.

[6:06 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Clear conditions" well that's a legitimate improvement.

[6:06 PM] Witch Princess: Twister

[6:06 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Boom Boom is in the game.

[6:06 PM] RawkHawk2010: "Mad Lad"?

Super Mario Maker 2 Direct Boom Boom Mad Lad castle theme Nintendo Switch
I don't know why Rawk is fascinated with the term Mad Lad, but Boom Boom appears angry.
(Not as much as Angry Sun.)

[6:06 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: STORY MODE

[6:06 PM] Ryu: Story??

[6:06 PM] Witch Princess: Story?

[6:06 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Peach's Castle is broken.

[6:07 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And Mari0 needs to fund it.

[6:07 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: By stealing from Koopa Kingdom.

[6:07 PM] RawkHawk2010: Mr. Eraser and Undodog are scary.

[6:07 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: New course themes: Desert, snow, forest, sky.

[6:07 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: New music too.

[6:07 PM] Ryu: New musics

[6:07 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (Sounds like the same music?)

[6:08 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "The Moon"

[6:08 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Night mode.

[6:08 PM] Witch Princess: Moon's op

[6:08 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Except unlike every other night mode, the game is easier at night?

[6:08 PM] RawkHawk2010: no one wants to play upsidedown

[6:08 PM] RawkHawk2010: even has a hazard

[6:08 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...oh the water is poison.

[6:08 PM] Witch Princess: No upsidedown for me >.>

[6:09 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: You gotta unlock the night versions of themes.

[6:09 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: AH

[6:09 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Super Mari0 3D World game style.

[6:09 PM] Witch Princess: Hmm

[6:09 PM] Ryu: DLC for SMM2

[6:09 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: It's incompatible with the 2D styles.

[6:09 PM] Ryu: for themes lol

[6:09 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Meowser" is canon.

Super Mario Maker 2 Direct Meowser Nintendo Switch
I don't like to acknowledge Meowser's existence. This is rare.

[6:09 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Furry plumber.

[6:10 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (It's still 2D)

[6:10 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: KAMEK

[6:10 PM] Ryu: Kamek

[6:10 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Or just a giant Magikoopa.

Super Mario Maker 2 Direct Kamek Magikoopa Warp Box desert theme Nintendo Switch
It's almost impossible to tell who we're looking at,
but Kamek being in the Direct would explain his subsequent lack of commentary.

[6:10 PM] RawkHawk2010: Box Boy?

[6:10 PM] Witch Princess: Let's just say it's Kamek

[6:10 PM] Kamek: Yes?

[6:10 PM] Kamek: What happened?

[6:10 PM] Ryu: those blocks are there too

[6:10 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: You're in the game.

[6:10 PM] Witch Princess: Speak his name and he appears

[6:10 PM] Witch Princess: Lol

[6:10 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I spoke his name before the Direct and he didn't show up!

[6:11 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: CAR

[6:11 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: MARI0 STOLE MY CAR

[6:11 PM] RawkHawk2010: Jeep looks fun.

[6:11 PM] Witch Princess: Break through WALLS

[6:12 PM] RawkHawk2010: that cutoff after Meowser was awkward.

[6:12 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Well they just cut that off for NINTENDO SWITCH ONLINE.

[6:12 PM] Ryu: Network play

[6:12 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Course World"

[6:12 PM] Ryu: :open_mouth:

[6:12 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: As opposed to "Smash World"

[6:12 PM] Kamek: Huh

[6:12 PM] Kamek: That's neat I guess

[6:12 PM] Ryu: Finally, they have tags lol

[6:12 PM] Kamek: Lop

[6:12 PM] Kamek: Lol

[6:12 PM] Witch Princess: I thought comments already existed

[6:12 PM] Witch Princess: ?

[6:12 PM] Ryu: They didn't

[6:12 PM] Witch Princess: Hmm

[6:13 PM] RawkHawk2010: that Mii :pikachu_lips:

[6:13 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: You can give your Mii shirts and hats by people liking your content.

[6:13 PM] Ryu: SMM leaderboard lol

[6:13 PM] Kamek: That's adorable

[6:13 PM] RawkHawk2010: Saw Bowser Jr.

[6:13 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "PLAY TOGETHER"

[6:13 PM] RawkHawk2010: As a sprite.

[6:13 PM] Kamek: Hmm

[6:13 PM] Ryu: Yes, co-op is real

[6:13 PM] Ryu: :open_mouth:

[6:13 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: With Mari0, Luig1, Blue Toad, and Toadette.

[6:13 PM] RawkHawk2010: oooh

[6:14 PM] Kamek: Versus rating

[6:14 PM] Kamek: Huh

[6:14 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "random course" sounds dangerous.

[6:14 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: There's a versus and a co-op.

[6:14 PM] Ryu: You might be able to choose the course on another mode

[6:14 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: There's local play...

[6:15 PM] Ryu: Co-op is done better than I thought it would be

[6:15 PM] Witch Princess: Looks interesting.

[6:15 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Well, that's 15 minutes.

[6:15 PM] Kamek: Now that I'm thinking about it multi-player does make sense

[6:15 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: June 28, 59.99 USD.

[6:16 PM] Witch Princess: After my cousin's wedding it comes out

[6:16 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: There's a NSO bundle for $70 that comes with a 12 month subscription.

[6:16 PM] Ryu: Membership for a bigger price

[6:16 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: That's a $10 discount.

[6:16 PM] RawkHawk2010: ...

[6:16 PM] Kamek: Hmph

[6:16 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Now they're going over 15 minutes to talk about some kinda voucher thing.

[6:16 PM] Witch Princess: ....

[6:16 PM] Ryu: I guess

[6:16 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ARMS isn't on this montage of games.

[6:17 PM] Ryu: it was

[6:17 PM] Ryu: for a few seconds

[6:17 PM] RawkHawk2010: At the very bottom.

[6:17 PM] Kamek: Good eyes ryu

[6:17 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "One more thing!"

[6:17 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: There's an invitational?

[6:17 PM] Ryu: Invitational!

[6:17 PM] RawkHawk2010: Okay good.

[6:17 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: A THIRD TOURNAMENT AT PRE-E3?

[6:17 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: WHAT

[6:17 PM] Ryu: RawkHawk2010 got what he wanted

[6:17 PM] Ryu: A Super Mario Maker invitational

[6:17 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa:

[6:17 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: IT'S NOT THERE.

[6:18 PM] Ryu: They didn't talk about the stylus



[6:18 PM] RawkHawk2010: We didn't see Shulk, but we saw Xenoblade Chronicles 2 displayed as prominently as Let's Go! Pikachu at the end.

[6:18 PM] Ryu: They didn't show any mystery mushroom. Uh oh

[6:19 PM] Ryu: No way they won't be there

[6:19 PM] Witch Princess: I guess I'm more impressed than I thought I'd be

[6:19 PM] RawkHawk2010: If at least two of y'all buy this I guess I will?

[6:19 PM] Witch Princess: I might

[6:19 PM] RawkHawk2010: @Ryu is.

[6:20 PM] RawkHawk2010: @Kamek ? @Ludwig Von Koopa ?

[6:20 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Hard pass.

[6:20 PM] Witch Princess: If they announce a Story of Seasons (not the one they announced a few weeks ago) then I'm gonna get that instead.

[6:21 PM] Ryu:

[6:22 PM] RawkHawk2010: When the narrator went "You can't mention Super Mario 3D World without Cat Mario", I thought she was gonna say "3D" at first.

[6:23 PM] Witch Princess: Lol

[6:23 PM] RawkHawk2010: And then the Direct would reveal 3D stages.

[6:23 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Yeah, still not in 3D.

[6:23 PM] Ryu: Anyway, it feels like paid DLC will be coming for the game

[6:23 PM] Witch Princess: Maybe if Ludwig gets in he'll buy it

[6:23 PM] Witch Princess: lol

[6:24 PM] Ryu: yeah, that RawkHawk2010

[6:24 PM] RawkHawk2010: "Extra Game StyleS"

[6:24 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Plural.

[6:24 PM] RawkHawk2010: Odyssey?

[6:24 PM] Witch Princess: Maybe

[6:25 PM] RawkHawk2010: The worst part of the Direct was the moon part.

[6:25 PM] Witch Princess: Cause it's op

[6:25 PM] RawkHawk2010: Best part was the jeep.

[6:25 PM] Witch Princess: ^

[6:25 PM] Ryu: Both are optional, so it's ok

[6:25 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Mari0 stealing Koopa cars isn't a good part.

[6:26 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: MSMB.

[6:26 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Also this Direct featured an unamused Kamek Mii.

Super Mario Maker 2 Direct Rui Mii Magikoopa Kamek seesaw cruise course
Someone tell me in the comments section which country Rui the unamused Kamek Mii is from.

[6:26 PM] RawkHawk2010: Well, it's just Grand Theft Auto.

[6:26 PM] Witch Princess: How do you guys feel about jeeps?

[6:27 PM] RawkHawk2010: It's basically the sequel to Blue Shell Mario from the original NSMB.

[6:27 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I don't know what country flag it had though.

[6:27 PM] RawkHawk2010: Which never came back.

[6:27 PM] Witch Princess: My friend has one and I kinda like it

[6:27 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Nah.

[6:28 PM] Witch Princess: Heard they have high flip rates tho

[6:28 PM] RawkHawk2010:

[6:28 PM] Witch Princess: :koopa_scared:

[6:28 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I don't need a tweet to tell me that.

[6:28 PM] Ryu: Yeah, that's what I've said. No mystery mushroom

[6:28 PM] RawkHawk2010: Reminder that they called Boom Boom a "mad lad."

[6:29 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Any other thoughts or can we end this log?

[6:29 PM] Witch Princess: I thought she said "Mab Lab"

[6:29 PM] RawkHawk2010: Ask @Kamek.

[6:29 PM] Witch Princess: At first

[6:29 PM] RawkHawk2010: @Kamek you want this?

[6:29 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: You wanna know if he'll commit to purchasing it?

[6:29 PM] Witch Princess: Yes

[6:30 PM] RawkHawk2010: I wanna know what he thinks period.

[6:30 PM] Witch Princess: same

[6:30 PM] Witch Princess: oh

[6:30 PM] Witch Princess: He's idle

[6:31 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...

[6:31 PM] RawkHawk2010: de Blasio is running for president?


What did you think of the Super Mario Maker 2 Direct? Did it meet your expectations? Is the game at all interesting to you? Will you buy it so Rawk has people to play it with? Any other interesting things you noticed in the Direct that KoopaTV's staff didn't cover? Please share in the comments section!

Learn more about those Vouchers here.
Here is how Ludwig reacts when the Koopalings ARE in Super Mario Maker 2.


  1. I'm most interested, I think, in something they DIDN'T talk about but only appeared on screen briefly--something called "Endless Challenge" on the Course World menu. I definitely wonder...

    1. Eh? They talked about it starting at 13:02 for twenty seconds.

    2. ...Oh. Some dots must have not connected in my head, there.

    3. It's an endless challenge with your head!

    4. ...You really, really, REALLY have no idea how right you are.

    5. You know what they say... I AM a genius.

      ...Alright, only I say that.

  2. I've been told outside of the comments section that the flag above Rui-Kamek's Mii is a Portugal flag.


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