Nintendo Launches Super Mario Maker

We’ve always been big Super Mario fans in this house, I and my husband were avid players as kids, and his adventures haven’t wavered since as we play together as a family now. There’s big news in the gaming community – the new Super Mario Maker video game has now been released for the Wii U gamepad!

Nintendo Launches Super Mario Maker

With Super Mario Maker, YOU build the game levels, and anyone with an Internet connection can play a near-limitless number of Mario levels created by people all over the world.

To build your game simply drag and drop key elements seen in a Super Mario game {using items, enemies, graphical styles and even power-ups} using the Wii U controller’s touch screen. The available set of tools and options increase with more game play.

Choices for gameplay are from four Mario styles: the classic Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World and New Super Mario Bros. U. In addition to the four game styles, players can set their levels in six themes: above ground, underground, ghost house, airship, castle and even underwater.

Check out out review video, which really only scratches the surface since this game is so vast with options!

Once players have built and passed their created level, they can be uploaded online and shares with players everywhere.

Nintendo Super Mario Maker wii u

A robust online ranking and search system makes creating, playing and sharing in Super Mario Maker a seamless process. Want to know which levels are easy or hard? A helpful course-difficulty display is determined by the percentage of players that complete the level.

Nintendo Super Mario Maker

Players can also see new arrivals and “master makers” {creators that upload the highest-ranking levels}. Players can even create a “Follow” list to keep an eye on submissions from the level creators they like the most. This makes Super Mario Maker great for all ages and skills.

Nintendo Super Mario Maker wii u review

Super Mario Maker gets points for originality yet also solves many of the common issues when it comes to video games. Frustrated with certain levels, and bored with others – with Super Mario Maker there are no boundaries for game play and what wasn’t possible before – now is!

Super Mario Maker launches exclusively for Wii U in stores for $69.99. It comes with an idea book that illustrates the boundless possibilities of the game and other behind the scenes info. For digital games purchased through the Nintendo eShop on Wii U, players will receive access to a PDF version of the booklet. The PDF is also available to download from the game’s website for anyone, even if they have not purchased the game.

There is also a Super Mario Maker Wii U bundle complete with Wii U – both of which are perfect for holiday gifting this year. 


Disclosure: I received product to facilitate this post, all opinions are my own.




  1. My son was JUST asking for this the other day. I told him to put it on his Christmas list 🙂

  2. That looks like so much fun! I’ve been a Super Mario fan forever, so I’m really excited about this.

  3. My son has been drilling over this since he first saw it. He is 8 and wants to make video games this would be perfect for him.

  4. Oh how I loved Super Mario as a kid! I miss playing it so much! I know even I would love this Mario Maker!

  5. I remember playing Super Mario and it was a lot of fun. I think this game is much better for children than some of the ones I see them playing. This new, improved version gives players lots of choices and is as easy or difficult as you choose. Kudos for the people who made something old ‘new ‘ again.

  6. My son is a huge gamer and he love the Mario brothers. I will need to keep an eye out for this for Christmas.

  7. This game looks like a blast! We are huge Mario fans at our house! What will they think of next!

  8. My siblings and I loved playing Super Mario when we were younger! I bet my nephews would like this for Christmas. I will have to remember it!

  9. I tell you, Mario has come such a long way, since I first played it… years and years ago… Now, I love to watch my kids playing. Ha! This sounds like a great bundle to get for the Wii. Thanks for sharing…

  10. My son was JUST telling me all about this game coming out and how much he wanted it. It’s already got a spot on the top of his Christmas list. We love Super Mario!

  11. Oh my goodness, how cool. Mario Brothers was my absolute favorite video game back in the 80’s. 🙂

  12. I can’ wait to get my hands on Super Mario Maker! We are huge Mario fans in our household, so we’re excited for this new game.

  13. I’ve been seeing these commercials! How fun! We have the old Wii, but really want/need to upgrade soon. My husband is a mario geek too 🙂

  14. Oh cool! It would be fun to revisit that old-school Mario style. It’s cool that you can share your levels with anyone!

  15. I’ve been a Super Mario fan forever,we play often during the winter.I would love to try this myself.

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