Super Mario Maker (JP) is a level creator for the Wii U. Players are able to create and play their own custom levels, based on Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World and New Super Mario Bros. U and share them online. Over time, new editing tools are unlocked, allowing players to download and play courses designed by other players.
Super Mario Maker received critical acclaim upon its release, with reviewers praising the game's user interface and course editing tools. In May 2016, Nintendo announced that over 7.2 million courses had been created worldwide, which had been played over 600 million times. A port for the Nintendo 3DS was released in December 2016, and a sequel was released in June 2019.
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|Super Mario Bros.||Super Mario Bros. 3||Super Mario World||New Super Mario Bros. U|
- Main article: Course Element
There are many different Course Elements that can be used to create a level in Course Maker. Certain objects can also be further modified by dragging a Super Mushroom onto it, adding wings or shaking it to cause it to change into something completely different.
In addition to this, some objects will change depending on the game style or theme that is used.
Course Maker is the mode where players are able to create and design levels.
Coursebot can store up to 120 levels created in Course Maker or downloaded levels from Course World. Additionally there are also 68 Sample Courses available for play once they're unlocked by playing through the 10 Mario Challenge.
Players can open levels in Course Editor or upload levels to Course World from here. Starting on March 31, 2021, the ability to upload new levels was removed.
10 Mario Challenge
- Main article: 10 Mario Challenge
The 10 Mario Challenge is a mode in which the player must play though 8 randomly selected Sample Courses created by Nintendo in 10 lives or less. Completing the 10 Mario Challenge will unlock the played courses for use in Coursebot.
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|10 Mario Challenge||8|
- Main article: Gnat Attack
Gnat Attack is a hidden minigame, in which the player must swat different fly-like enemies using a flyswatter. Completing each difficulty will unlock a Mystery Costume for use in Course Editor.
Course World requires an online connection and Nintendo ID to access. This is where all uploaded levels can be found and played from.
The Maker Profile is where levels uploaded to Course World can be found, in addition to recent plays, recently starred levels and various statistics about the maker's playing. When a creator gets a set amount of stars they will receive a Maker Medal allowing them to upload 10 additional courses (up to 100 total).
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- Main article: Super Mario Maker/Stamps
Miiverse allowed players to leave text or hand-drawn comments on uploaded levels, with the addition of 100 pre-made stamps. However, on November 7, 2017, Miiverse was closed by Nintendo removing support for leaving comments and removing all comments made prior.
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100 Mario Challenge
- Main article: 100 Mario Challenge
The 100 Mario Challenge is a game mode found in Super Mario Maker, in which the player must play though a set number of randomly selected user-created courses in 100 lives or less.
Completing the 100 Mario Challenge will unlock a randomly selected Mystery Costume.
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- Main article: Event Course
Event Courses were added in the version 1.20 update and are courses created by officially-endorsed partners and released by Nintendo. Clearing certain courses will unlock new Mystery Mushrooms.
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Super Mario Bros. • Super Mario Bros. 3 • Super Mario World • New Super Mario Bros. U
Event Courses • Official Courses • Sample Courses
|Course Elements||Platforms and Objects||
? Block • Arrow Sign • Bill Blaster • Brick Block • Bridge • Bumper • Checkpoint Flag • Cloud Block • Conveyor Belt • Donut Block • Ground • Hard Block • Hidden Block • Ice Block • Lava Lift • Lift (Flimsy Lift) • Mushroom Platform • Note Block (Music Block) • One-Way Wall • Pipe • Rotating Block • Semi-Solid Platform • Track • Vine • Warp Door (P Warp Door • Key Door)
Blooper (Blooper Nanny) • Blurp • Bob-omb • Boo (Boo Buddies • Stretch) • Bowser • Bowser Jr. • Bullet Bill (Bull's-Eye Bill) • Buzzy Beetle • Chain Chomp (Unchained Chomp) • Cheep Cheep • Dry Bones • Fish Bone • Goomba (Galoomba • Shoe Goomba) • Hammer Bro • Jelectro • Koopa Troopa (Beach Koopa) • Lakitu • Lava Bubble • Magikoopa • Muncher • Piranha Plant (Fire Piranha Plant • Jumping Piranha Plant) • Rocky Wrench • Monty Mole • Sea Urchin • Sledge Bro • Spike Top • Spiny (Spiny Egg) • Thwomp • Wiggler
Burner • Cannon • Fire Bar • Grinder • Skewer • Spike Trap