With Super Mario Maker 2 now available for the Nintendo Switch, there have been few complaints concerning bugs in the game. That might be changing soon, though, as an amusing glitch involving Luigi has been discovered that can propel him into the sky.
Super Mario Maker 2 allows the player to select from four different characters; Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Toadette. In order for the glitch to work, the player needs to select the Super Mario 3D World setting, put Luigi in the stage, and give him the Cat Suit powerup.
In order to activate the glitch, the player needs to create a one-block-tall crawl space (seen in the cover image above.) Luigi needs to crawl into it while performing the long jump action, which is done by pressing the R button. If performed correctly, Luigi will go flying into the air. Luigi will return to the stage after a short wait and the Make mode confirms that he never actually goes up into the air, which means that the glitch is just a visual one. The glitch was discovered by a Twitter user named Killa (Otta), who uploaded a video of Luigi's graceful ascent.
It's possible for characters to be able to fly in Super Mario Maker 2 using powerups, such as the Super Leaf in the Super Mario Bros. 3 stages, the Cape Feather in the Super Mario World stages, and the Propeller Mushroom in the New Super Mario Bros. stages. Luigi's new glitch powerup could allow players to pretend that there is a Super Mario Galaxy option in the game that allows him to journey into space.
Super Mario Maker 2 has been criticized for the poor quality of its online matchmaking, and fans are expecting an update to fix the service in the future. There has been no word from Nintendo about any bug fixes or content updates for Super Mario Maker 2, but the presence of the flying Luigi glitch might prompt a swift response from Nintendo in the form of a patch.
Super Mario Maker 2 is available now for the Nintendo Switch.