Once you enter edit mode, you’ll notice the camera move to view the level from the side. If you’re using a mouse/keyboard, you can move around the level by holding the right mouse button and dragging. With gamepad, use left stick.
To place an object hit X on gamepad, or click on the spanner icon to bring up the object selection screen. Select with A/mouse button. With gamepad, you can use the left and right triggers and bumpers to orientate many objects so they look the way you want them. Use the right stick to shift between lanes, and click in on the right stick to zoom the view in and out.
With mouse/keyboard, click the icons around the object to adjust its orientation, and use your mouse wheel to switch between lanes.
The key to making a good level is deciding what kind of gameplay you want it to offer!Want to make a mad dash?
Put a Coin Dash object in with some boost pads, and some lane switchers to make players have to dodge and weave their way through the course.A precision run filled with danger?
Use bounce pads to send players flying, and make them land on narrow hovering ledges. Liberally sprinkle with buzzsaws and spikes to bring tears to their eyes.A hunt for stars?
Hide stars under objects and high above, so players have to explore the level fully to win.Or you can mix and match!
The beauty of Sandbox is that you can build anything you want with a varied selection of tools. Experiment, then play it, tweak and play it again to make sure it’s fun (and finishable).
The game automatically puts an finish line in a little way after the last objects you’ve placed, so you don’t need to worry about making sure that’s there, and if you want you can move the start line back to make more space.