Super Mario Maker Update Out Now

The update includes checkpoints, power-ups that are dependent on Mario’s status (if you’re small it’ll be a mushroom, if you’re big it’ll be a flower/leaf/etc), “Event Courses” and a harder Gnat Attack game with new music and a new costume as a reward for beating it.
Patch notes

– Added the functionality to play Event Courses Users can unlock new Mystery Mushroom costumes when they clear certain Event Courses.
– Users will be able to play courses created by Official Makers in Course World.
– Added checkpoint flags.
– Added a small Easter egg in Course Maker.
– Added a hard mode in Gnat Attack minigame.
– Other adjustments for a more pleasant gaming experience.

He’s been playing video games his entire life, and has gotten progressively worse at them as he’s gotten older and more decrepit. He’s been running this place (into the ground) since 2013. He’s old. Keeps writing about Nintendo despite mountains of evidence proving he should never write anything. Very old. Lifelong Nintendo fan, doesn’t care what you think about that. Did I mention how old he is? Because he’s very old.