It’s unclear if the update addresses the rise in cheaters earning coins.
Super Mario Bros. 35 released for free on the Nintendo Switch on October 1, 2020, and it’s apparently slated to only be available until the end of March next year. It’s already been given its first update bringing the game to version 1.0.1 along with a bunch of fixes.
It was reported earlier this week that the game saw issues with cheaters and hackers being able to rack up an incredible number of coins, giving them an unfair advantage over the rest of the players actually trying to play properly. Nintendo was actively removing YouTube videos showing how to make use of this cheat, and now the latest update seems to have fixed some issues that were present in the game, but it’s unclear if one of those fixes are specific to the cheat.
The update fixes an issue where enemies would keep spawning on the current screen without the player needing to move forward. So now, enemies should only spawn outside of the viewable area. Certain player icons that were not displaying properly during Coin Ranking should also now be fixed, and there are “other issues” that have been addressed that should enhance the overall gameplay experience.
The Super Mario Bros. 35 update should be available for all players to download. The game itself finds a bunch of players progressing through classic Mario levels to be the last one standing. Enemies are sent to other players in a similar way to how blocks in Tetris 99 are sent over, making the game more difficult the further you go. You can read our review here and see what we thought about the game that’s only available for a limited time.
As you’d probably expect, Super Mario Bros. 35 is available for free exclusively on the Nintendo Switch.