Ok, so Super Mario Maker is a game, where you can make, and play Super Mario Levels. The game engines you can use are:
- Super Mario Bros (NES)
- Super Mario Bros 3 (NES)
- Super Mario World (SNES)
- Super Mario Bros U (WiiU)
I don’t say this much, but the manual is really good. 10 Mario Challenge is your semi-randomized 8 level per world, single player challenge mode. 100 Mario Challenge is the online map version of the world map levels.
With the game, comes an idea book. Entering the codes provided on the in-game manual page… is staggering. I was watching gameplay videos and tutorials last night for at least an hour. So many things to tinker with and learn. I look forward to making some tripped out levels. The original Mario 1 levels on graph paper diagrams are amazing too. Nice to see the physics of different objects and jumps.
Also of note, are the autoplay levels, you can download from the community. I’ve watched some of the ‘Dont press anything’ levels and had my mind blown. This game is so meta, that I see if being a classic for years to come. The content options are so vast. Think of it as Mario Paint, but instead a level designer. All the extras and easter eggs in this game, are legit.
So if you have a Wii U, I would pick this up. If you do not have a console, I would really consider it. Especially if you are a fan of the classic Mario games and have an interest in making some levels.
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