I’ve been playing Super Mario since I was about 10 years old! It is something I shared with my parents and brothers as well as now with my girls! It is a true classic and I have logged many hours playing, learning and dominating the Super Mario World! Now with Mario Maker I can take all the time I spent mastering each level to create new, crazy and completely out of this world ideas that can not only be fun, interesting or challenging- BUT YOU GET TO DECIDE!! You dream it, you can create it!
The Mario experience of your dreams has arrived and is bursting with creativity…including yours! Play a near-limitless number of intensely creative Super Mario Bros. levels from players around the world. It’s so easy to create your own levels using the Wii U GamePad controller that it feels like you’re simply sketching out your ideas on paper. 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!
Mario Maker is the ultimate design your own game maker. This is a game for one during the design but allows you to have multiple players once you create your new boards. Choose to either play others already created boards or make your own to personalize your play time! This something I can see can become completely addicting as I spent almost 3 hours the first time I used it!
Draw It 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).
Shake an item to make it something different! Objects and enemies can appear as other objects or enemies when you shake them as you are adding them to your game! Or for even more fun double up the enemies to make them bigger, badder and more interesting!
Drop It 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.
The more you play the more objects and enemies open up to add to your courses. Each day create for just five minutes and the next day you will open new objects and enemies to add to your creations! Eventually you will get the opportunity to open a sound editor to add crazy and unique sounds to make your course one of a kind! Special effects is another option that can open up as well to allow for even more creativity!
Switch it- Ready to really mix things up? Try switching between classic environments like ground, underground, ghost house, underwater, airship, or castle. These themes are great to mix up where you play and how your boards look! Go old school or make it look new, you get to make it your very own! At first it may seem a little daunting to create every aspect of the game, but it was quite fun and goes pretty quickly! Add to other courses or start from scratch, the options are endless! This is very simply to use and goes quite quickly the more you play!
Change the Game- Change entire game eras with the click of a tab by choosing one of these Super Mario favorites. Each style drastically changes gameplay with unique gameplay elements from the original games, like ground-pounds and wall jumps.
Share It– Once you have completed all your courses you can share world wide with other Mario lovers to try out your ideas and interesting way to make Mario jump, fly and collect!
Mario Maker allows you to play others creations as well with 100 Mario Challenge where you get 100 lives to play others creations by playing game after game with the chance to use all 100 lives to make it through. This is a great way to try out a lot of other creations without having to search or follow fellow creators. They simply randomly share games and you get to try and beat them! This was probably one of my favorite plays! I got to check out other creators from all over the world with some games being extremely difficult and others being fun and silly with crazy special effects and amazing designs of blocks, enemies, bonus’ or coins! It is so fun to see what others come up with! And if this all sounds like a long day of play, choose the Mario 10 Challenge with only 10 lives to get through!
Don’t forget to bring your amiibo! While playing you can touch your amiibo to your WiiU console and it will allow your Mario player the ability to drop your into the game and turn into your amiibo character! And by using the 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo you can get special options only available with Mario amiibo during play.
Rated E for Everyone