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Mario Maker for Wii U

Mario Maker for Wii U

Guys. You can build Mario levels. Srsly.

At a digital E3 event, Nintendo announced it would have its own take on Little Big Planet-esque game play with the release of a creation station for the company’s most iconic plumber. Building courses on the Wii U appears to be as simple as drag and drop with the stylus and gamepad. Bricks, pipes and Goombas are all displayed in beautiful 8-bit or Wii U 3D New Super Mario design as you use a Mario Paint-like mechanic to drop everything in place.

“It has to be something that is uniquely Nintendo. Where a beginner can easily make something and have a good time, and simultaneously, someone who is really into Mario can delve into it deeper and make something more complex,” said Masataka Takemoto, Nintendo game director. “So that is a challenge we will need to tackle in the future.”

As if Mario didn’t have infinite replayability already…


  1. Thrax

    I wonder how maps are made available? Must you always make your own? Is there a Steam-like store with a repo of maps?

  2. CB

    The level editor: The pinnacle of 1990's game features.

  3. Bandrik

    I'll get it, especially for all the Mario Paint references in it. But for true level editing and rich features, I'll prefer using Lunar Magic. Super Mario World is my favorite Mario game ever and making custom worlds is a real treat.

  4. Cliff_Forster

    The first time I saw Little Big Planet I thought to myself that Nintendo missed a huge opportunity to do that with their IP. Mario first, now who would like to make their own Zelda dungeon? Obviously they have to make some kind of exchange available online. It would be fairly pointless without it.

  5. RahnalH102

    @Cliff_Forster said:
    now who would like to make their own Zelda dungeon?

    This was an original intention for the very first Legend of Zelda.
    See 1:00.

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