How long is Story Mode in Mario Maker 2?

Breaking down roughly how long it'll take you to beat Story Mode in Super Mario Maker 2.

New to Super Mario Maker 2 is Story Mode, a single-player campaign where you can complete jobs and help restore Peach’s Castle to its former glory. If you’ve been working diligently to complete everything assigned to you, the question of how long Story Mode is will inevitably come up.

Unlike creating your own custom levels and playing through levels uploaded by other players, Story Mode has a clear start-to-finish goal. With this in place, and feedback from game reviewers, there’s a general consensus as to how long Story Mode is. To simplify this, we’ve put together a quick guide answering how long Story Mode takes to beat in Super Mario Maker 2.

How Long is Story Mode in Mario Maker 2

It takes most players around 5-6 hours to beat Story Mode in Super Mario Maker 2.
It takes most players around 5-6 hours to beat Story Mode in Super Mario Maker 2.
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Story Mode features over 100 different levels and tasks that you’ll need to complete in Super Mario Maker 2. Even after you’ve finished and the credits roll, there’s added incentive to jump back in as you’ll find new secrets and surprises sprinkled throughout Story Mode. For example, after you finish the credits, return to Story Mode and speak with the Taskmaster.

With your job assigned, play through the first level again to unlock the Super Hammer. Keeping the main campaign and post-credit content in mind, we’ve found that it takes around 6 hours to complete Story Mode in Super Mario Maker 2. That said, this number will vary depending on your level of comfort with Super Mario Maker 2, and whether you choose to get 100% completion in Story Mode.

If you want to breeze through the campaign as quickly as possible, you can complete it in as little as 3-4 hours. If you want to do everything there is to do in Story Mode, it can take you up to 10 hours. Again, the number varies depending on who’s playing, and how they’re playing. While you can beat Story Mode in anywhere from 3-10 hours, the average completion time for most (if not all) players is 5-6 hours.

Overall, we recommend Story Mode as it’s a surprisingly fun new addition to Mario Maker. It may not take you too long to complete, but it’s long enough to be worth the inclusion in Super Mario maker 2.

Now that you know how long it takes to beat Story Mode in Super Mario Maker 2, be sure to read through some of our other guides including whether you can use amiibo in Super Mario Maker 2, how to add a Scroll Stop to Super Mario Maker 2, and how to play local co-op with friends in Super Mario Maker 2.

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. When she's not gaming or caffeinating, you can reach her at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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