Two things that rarely matter to a modern Mario level: lives and time limits. The existence of both, even in 2019’s Super Mario Maker 2, is largely owed to nostalgia and tradition. Heck, even coins have been reduced to largely aesthetic dressing. But a huge part of what makes Mario Maker special is how players embrace the unexpected. It’s how 20-second stages became a phenomenon for a while, and I recently came across a level that promised something wilder: a gauntlet of nine rooms with nine coins to be completed in nine seconds.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/kz4n8y/mario-maker-level-nine-seconds-nine-rooms