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Mario Maker Contest: Spooky And Scary

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This is the month of Halloween, which makes it my favorite month of the year. I love Halloween and the spooky season leading up to it. So let’s celebrate the spooky season with some creepy, scary and Halloween themed levels!


Your Challenge This Week: Create spooky, creepy, scary or Halloween inspired levels!

Theme: Spooky & Scary, Halloween, Creepy

You can use any theme you want or any game you want. Though I think the Haunted Ghost House theme might be the best bet for this challenge. Add some ghosts or skeletons. Or build a cemetery. Whatever is creepy and spooky to you, add it to your level!


Next week I’ll pick some of my favorite courses and a winner.

How To Submit A Level — Instructions

1. Build a new course based on the challenge.

2. Name the level and please add “Kotaku AND / OR the theme this week into the name of the level. Once that’s done, upload it in Super Mario Maker 2 for the Nintendo Switch.

3. Then post the course ID into the comments, along with the name of the level and any other info you want to include. PLEASE include the name of the course in the comments.

Kotaku Weekend Editor | Zack Zwiezen is a writer living in Kansas. He has written for GameCritics, USgamer, Kill Screen & Entertainment Fuse.

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Here’s my course for the Spooky and Scary contest. No tricks, no sound effects, nothing like that - you just need to navigate all the way to the bottom while avoiding the enemies. Easier said than done, though.

Course Name: Cave of Monsters

Course ID: DC9-TKC-NLG

Course Description: 50 coins for intrepid explorers. Others may seek merely to escape alive

I’d also like to thank everyone who gave my course from the last contest a try (Mount Everest). It cracked the top ten on the Popular Courses list at one point and has garnered over 10,000 players and over 2,4000 likes thus far!