Here’s a neat Super Mario Maker trick to keep in mind once you have and start playing the game. The costume Mario mushrooms don’t just transform Mario into a familiar character, complete with sound effects. There’s also a special pose for each outfit.
The screenshot above shows the Link Costume Mario, which is tied to the standard Link amiibo. If you press up, he’ll hold up the Triforce and you’ll hear a chime. Holding up as a Goomba makes it look as though it’s just been stomped. Think Yoshi was cuter as an egg? Hold up when playing as one to send the dinosaur back into its shell. If you’re controlling Marth Costume Mario and hold up, he’ll pose with his sword in the ground. The Wii Fit Trainer strikes another yoga pose.
Each Costume Mario outfit has its own up pose, with some of the more special ones getting additional sound bites to go with them. Unfortunately, I can’t show some of my favorites, but one of the Wave 5 amiibo and some characters starring in a winter Wii U release have some great poses.
Super Mario Maker will be released on September 11 for the Nintendo Wii U.