The Mario Maker wiki last edited by Hailinel on 06/13/14 05:59PM View full history

Overview

Mario Maker was announced during Nintendo's digital event at E3 2014 on June 10, 2014. It is scheduled for release in 2015 for the Wii U.

Mario Maker allows the user to create custom Mario levels. The game includes Super Mario Bros. and New Super Mario Bros. tilesets, though it has been suggested that other tilesets will appear in the finished version. The game physics are based on the original Super Mario Bros. no matter which tileset is used. Though stages allow for a limited total width, they can be designed to force Mario to move both right and left. There also appears to be new power-ups not included in any previous Mario titles.

The player can freely switch between edit and play mode at any time, allowing the player to play-test stages in progress. Most elements of a stage's layout can be edited, including the placement of pits and their width, pipe placement and height, question mark blocks and other floating blocks, moving platforms, coins, and enemies. Items can be freely arranged in ways that would not be seen in a normal Mario game, such as by stacking a goomba, a koopa troopa, and a piranha plant on top of each other.

The game also features various UI and design references to the SNES game Mario Paint, including the random appearance of flies on the screen that the player can swat.

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