Before release, Nintendo surprised pretty much everyone by announcing that Super Mario Maker was going to have a unique unlock system. Due to this system, players would be able to use all of the game’s objects by playing for a few minutes the game for 9 days. While the system is interesting on paper, not many liked it. Thankfully Nintendo heard fans’ complaints and changed the unlock system with the Super Mario Maker 1.0.1 patch.
Despite the changes in the Super Mario Maker unlock system, not all of the content is available from the beginning and several players are still getting content unlocked slowly. If you’re among those who wants all of the Super Mario Maker content available as soon as possible, you will be happy to know that a new trick shared online by GameFAQs forum member SpacePirateKhan makes unlocking everything much faster than usual.
1.) Place every New object you have at least once. Go ahead and visit new themes too. I’m not sure if this helps, but you may as well experience and play around with all your new tools while waiting, because there IS a waiting period between unlocks. Bear in mind that while the unlocks ARE still locked by a period of playtime, IDLING WILL NOT WORK (or is at least less effective). Just actively mess around in the editor while you wait, that’s why you bought the game – it’s freaking fun. 😀
2.) Eventually, you’ll get a message saying new tools will be available on (tomorrow’s date). But we won’t stand for time locks, will we?
3.) Place a large square of blocks. ? Blocks, Brick blocks, whatever you feel like.
4.) Hold L to enter Multi-Grab Mode and highlight the biggest chunk of Blocks you can.
5.) Hold ZL to enter Copy Mode and Copy these blocks everywhere. About 5 times might do it.
6.) Release ZL. You should hear truck noises, followed by an early shipment unlock process.
7.) Repeat until everything’s unlocked ;D
Super Mario Maker is now available in all regions exclusively on Wii U.