Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS was launched on the 2nd December 2016, allowing players to play and create inspired Mario courses on the go! Mr K is super excited as he himself had saved up his pocket money to buy the Wii U version and loves building his own courses. Now with this game on the 3DS, he is able to create his own mini courses.
As Mr K has been playing the Wii U version, he was already familiar with the concept of this game and had not trouble going straight in and building his courses. He was able to skip a lot of tutorials but these are great to walk through if you have not played the game before. There are 100 built-in courses designed by Nintendo and each of these challenges comes with two medals for completing courses in a specific way. Each requires an increasing amount of skill, from finishing the course with a specific power-up, to collecting every coin, or defeating every enemy in the course.
There are over 20 guided Lessons from Yamamura and Machiko. Some Lessons also come with Basic and Advanced variations, allowing you to learn as briefly or as deeply as your creative heart desires. There are six themes and four game styles to choose from. When you are creating your course, the bottom split screen is where you use your stylus on the touch screen. It mirrors the same image on the top screen. I do find that everything is feels quite cramped and small on the screen but my children didn’t mind that at all. Mr K was able to create the course in seconds. Each time, he created a course, it take up blocks in the memory. If you have limited blocks available, then this is not a game you would want to have. The more you created, the more blocks it requires.
This game is almost the same as the one from Wii U where players can access a bunch of creation tools to replicate or build new levels for Mario to jump through from the original Super Mario Bros to the latest. Each level can be designed to look like various worlds. But there is a limit to this game as not every single creation tools are available.
This game can also be played collaboratively on courses by sharing unfinished versions with friends via Local Wireless and StreetPass play. So far, we have not tried this out as we don’t have friends who have the same game.
Mr K thinks this is a great game and it is his type of gaming. He loves to build and now with this game being portable, it’s so handy. Although he still prefers to play it on the Wii U, he loves to create mini courses for his sister to complete.
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