SUPER MARIO MAKER 3DS
It’s just like Weird Science, except entirely different!
Well, you do have your very own meat puppet Mario to play with.
As we learned from the Wii U
iteration last year, Super Mario Maker 3DS puts you in
the shoes of the masterful game guru and original Mario creator
Shigeru Miyamoto. We hope you have small tootsies...
its predecessor, the aim of the game is to create your very own
Mario levels, with a plethora of creation tools at your disposal and
four classic eras to plunder. Even better, it doesn’t take forever
to unlock all the bits and bobs this time, as you just need to get
diligent in the Super Mario Challenge mode.
created your masterpiece, now it’s time to share! Or not.
Disappointingly there’s no upload ability. Sure you can swap with
other people via StreetPass or local multiplayer, but that’s it.
Still, if you made a level rife with Hammer Bros then this is doing
the universe a favour, for as anybody who’s ever hit World 8.3 in
the original Super Mario Bros will know, Hammer Bros blow.
As well as improved tutorials, a bunch of special challenges
have been added, which help make up for the minimal amount of other
peoples’ levels that you can download. Yep, Nintendo have wielded
their divine hammer so that only ones that they approve of can be
downloaded for extra playtime fun. This puts a bit of a damper on
replayability if you don’t feel like getting creative all the time.
OK, so we’re sounding a bit negative, but the portability of
this 3DS incarnation makes up for some sins and, as with most
everything with the names ‘Nintendo’ and ‘Mario’ emblazoned upon it,
everything is absolutely rock solidly slick.
So, be free and
make levels! But riddle them with Hammer Bros and we’ll go totally
Bowser on your arse.