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- Create and play the Mario levels of your dreams
- Play a near-limitless number of intensely creative Super Mario levels
- Nintendo has made Mario games for decades. Now… it's your turn!
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Mario experience of your dreams has arrived and is bursting with creativity…including yours! Play a near-limitless number of intensely creative Super Mario levels from players around the world. It’s easy enough to create your own levels with the Wii U GamePad controller that it may feel like you’re simply sketching out your ideas on paper, but you can now bring enemies and objects into a playable course in
ways you could only dream of before. What was impossible in traditional Mario games is now impossibly fun, so let your imagination run wild!
- Play a near-limitless number of Mario levels created by Nintendo and players around the world.
- Create your own Mario levels by using the Wii U GamePad controller touch screen to add enemies, blocks, pipes and more.
- Break the conventions of traditional Super Mario gameplay by blending enemies, traps and items into unexpected twists, like Piranha Plant-shooting cannons, power-up-tossing Lakitus, or even Hammer Bros. riding on Bowser while bouncing on trampolines..
- Touch control, instant editing and a robust online ranking and search system makes creating, playing and sharing a seamless process.
- Switch between four distinct themes, each with different art styles and features:
- Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, and New Super Mario Bros. U.
- Transform into different characters at random with the new Mystery Mushroom item.
- Expand the roster of possible characters by completing 100 Mario Challenge mode or tapping compatible amiibo.
- Tap a 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo figure to the Wii U GamePad controller to add a Big Mushroom power-up to your course!
- Each retail copy of the game will come with a special booklet that offers fun ideas for designing courses.
- Supported Platforms: Nintendo - Wii U
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Create and play the Mario levels of your dreams
The Mario experience of your dreams is about to get made. ..by you. Create and share your very own Mario levels using the Wii U GamePad controller, then play a near-infinite number of intensely creative levels from other makers around the world. What was impossible in traditional Mario games is now impossibly fun, so let your imagination run wild.
Making levels is easy. Want a Goomba to wear a Piranha Plant on its head, have a Bill Blaster fire coins, or make a giant Bob-omb fly? Then simply drag and drop elements to create pure Mario magic. Switch between 4 Super Mario Bros. game themes—from the 8-bit pixel art of the original to the world of New Super Mario Bros. U—and enjoy the action that each provides. In the mood to play other players’ creations instead? Something surprising? Silly? Intricate? Tough? You’ll find a near-limitless number of levels in the online community. Whether creating or playing, with Mario Maker, the game is your playground.
Play the Super Mario courses of your dreams
Ever wondered what it would be like to battle Bowser under the sea or a Goomba with a Piranha Plant on its head? Face off against these Mushroom Kingdom misfits and more when you play a near-infinite number of courses from fellow Super Mario makers around the world.
Find the Perfect Fit
Use custom searches to help find the courses you want. Sort by recommended course, ranking, new arrivals, top creators, and more. You can also keep up with your favorite makers by adding them to the Follow List.
Unlock Costume Mario with amiibo!
Transform into different character costumes with the new Mystery Mushroom item. Expand the roster of possible outfits by completing the 100 Mario Challenge mode or tapping compatible amiibo accessories.
Nintendo has made Super Mario games for decades—now it’s your turn!
Sketch out your level on the Wii U GamePad controller just like you were using a pen and paper. Want to try out your course without stopping the fun? Switch seamlessly between Edit and Play on the fly without missing a beat (or a ground-pound).
Drag and drop items from the palette—like enemies, obstacles, blocks, and more—to populate your course. Spend about 5 minutes creating a course, and more parts become available to use the next day. You can also transform parts using different actions.
Try switching between classic environments like ground, underground, ghost house, underwater, airship, or castle.
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Top customer reviews
So, how's the game? Well, to put it simply, it's freaking AMAZING.
That said, you can't do *everything* that Nintendo's done in Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World and New Super Mario Bros. (the game types featured in Super Mario Maker). Initially, I was sort of disappointed, but I daresay that this inability to do everything on the surface only increases your desire to somehow make it work. As such, the limitations feed the flames of your imagination, gradually allowing you to create solutions to these limitations by combining various items in such a way that they create something very similar (or sometimes even more satisfying).
The online experience is kind of lousy right now, as most of the user-made levels really aren't very good. Thankfully, your uploads are limited in number unless your courses receive sufficient praise, so I fully expect that the number of good levels will only increase while the number of bad levels will be smaller in comparison when you consider the limited upload numbers and the inevitable loss of interest in some people's cases.
I can't recommend Super Mario Maker enough. Yes, it has its limitations, but there's still plenty of fun to be had here.
While the title has "Maker" in it, you don't necessarily ever need to become a "Maker" yourself to fully enjoy the game. The game features multiple ways of discovering levels created by others from all over the globe. My favorite method of discovery is through the 100 Mario Challenge (which has several difficulty levels), where you are given 100 levels to beat a set number of levels. It is a Mario experience that feels familiar, yet brand new at the same time. Every time you play you are confronted by a new level, leading this game to have endless replayability.
The level creation portion is also an excellent experience, with Nintendo game-ifying the experience. While you don't get every tool to use at your disposal right out of the gate, all you need to do is continue to work on your level and a new delivery of goods to use in your level will be scheduled for the next day. If you are hooked enough to continue to make your level you will sometimes also be treated to early deliveries of these goods. After finishing your level you just need to click upload, and you will be challenged to complete the level, once completed it will be dumped into the bucket of games available to play and soon enough you will have people attempting to beat your level. You will even be able to get feedback on where players are dying the most, so if you want to make modifications and upload a new level with your newly acquired knowledge you can.
I really can't get enough of this game. If you're on the fence about picking up this game, do it, it's going to be in the regular games rotation for me for as long as I can foresee.
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