Create Mario game of your dreams
Since Mario first won the hearts of gamers across the world in the early 1980s, fans have been sketching up their own ideas for Mario levels on paper and imagining what sort of worlds they could create for the iconic plumber to explore. For this reason, “Super Mario Maker” seems like a tool that should have existed years ago – but it has been worth the wait. Running, leaping and jumping on enemy heads feels identical to the way it has in the past, but now you are able to claim a certain amount of authorship over it. If you aren’t interested in creating levels, you have more than 60 Nintendo-created stages to play through. They’re short, so it’s not enough to merit a stand-alone Mario game, but they’re entertaining and do a good job of showing off what the game can do. Its capabilities are limited compared to other creation games (you can make only platformer levels), but you won’t hit a wall in terms of creativity.
Kyle Hilliard, Game Informer