New Features Revealed For ‘Super Mario Maker’

For Wii U owners, Super Mario Maker is the next big release of the year. At E3, Nintendo showed off its Mario level creator during their presentation, as well as promoted it at the exhilarating final round of the Nintendo World Championships. At the time Nintendo promised more details would be coming, but until this week, little was heard on the title.

For those out of the Nintendo loop, Super Mario Maker allows players to create their own wild and crazy levels. Creators can use assets from Super Mario Bros and Super Mario Bros 3 from the NES, Super Mario World from the Super Nintendo, and even New Super Mario Bros from the Wii and Wii U. Super Mario Maker will allow you to bring assets from the new games into the past (*Editor’s Note: What blasphemy is this you speak of?), creating special 8-bit and 16-bit sprites that you can’t find anywhere else.

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With the September 11 release right around the corner, Nintendo has released a new 7 minute trailer explaining Super Mario Maker and its many features. New details that were divulged include the ability to create your own sound effects and visual effects for your stage (Editors note: I can’t image that ending well). Creators will also be able to create their own music with perfectly placed note blocks. Finally, Nintendo revealed that the game will feature support for 50+ amiibo.

Are you excited to start creating new Mario stages? Or are you like me? Uncreative, but enjoying the fruits of someone else’s labor? Let us know in the comments below!

James Mikolajewski
James is a freelance writer, who also hosts the Life Of Gaming Podcast on iTunes.

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