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Super Mario Maker allows the user to create custom Mario levels. The game includes Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, and New Super Mario Bros. U settings, and the user interface is deliberately reminiscent of the GUI from the Super Nintendo classic, Mario Paint, including the random appearance of flies on the screen that the player can swat and the use of a dog and a robot to represent the undo and save functions, respectively.

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, including Luigi Mushrooms, which make Mario much taller and skinnier, and Mystery Mushrooms, which give Mario one of a variety of costumes based on other Nintendo characters.


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 real Mario game, such as by stacking a Goomba, a Koopa Troopa, and a Piranha Plant on top of each other. Players can also include a variety of extra sound effects in their levels, including ones they record themselves, though unfortunately, to prevent potentially exposing children to obscene language or noises, these recorded sound effects are not included when levels are shared online. These sound effects can be triggered by things such as enemies performing an attack, objects emerging from pipes, or even simply walking Mario over an invisible trigger.

Mario Maker supports the sharing of levels online as well a ranking system for the most popular levels. The game also includes a 100 Mario Challenge mode, wherein players must complete 16 randomly selected user levels with only 100 lives at their disposal, and a harder variant known as 10 Mario Challenge, where the player only has 10 lives to clear 8 premade courses.

Amiibo Support

The "30th Anniversary 8-bit Mario" amiibo, in both Classic and Modern varieties

A special "30th Anniversary 8-bit Mario" amiibo was released alongside the game in Classic colors faithful to the original Super Mario Bros. sprite and Modern colors which are more in line with Mario's current appearance. The amiibo itself is much larger than the standard figures and, appropriately, when used with the game will allow the player to add a Mega Mushroom to their course, causing Mario (or an enemy it's been applied to) to grow much bigger than normal.

Super Mario Maker supports over 100 other amiibo figures/cards, using them to unlock various costumes based on the appropriate character for use in the game which can be donned by using a Mystery Mushroom power up. However, these costumes can only be used in the original Super Mario Bros. tileset. These costumes (as well as many others not tied to amiibo) can also be unlocked on their own without the use of the amiibo figures by completing various challenges such as the 100 Mario Challenge.


Super Mario Maker was announced during Nintendo's digital event at E3 2014 on June 10, 2014 as simply Mario Maker. The name change to Super Mario Maker was announced at the Nintendo World Championships on June 14th, 2015. It was released on September 11th, 2015 for the Nintendo Wii U and coincides with the 30th Anniversary of the release of Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Mystery Mushroom Costumes

  1. Mystery Mushroom (pulls randomly from unlocked costumes)
  2. Mario (modern recolor)
  3. Peach
  4. Luigi
  5. Bowser
  6. Goomba
  7. ? Block
  8. Trampoline
  9. Toad
  10. Bowser Jr.
  11. Mario (Silver)
  12. Gold Mario
  13. Builder Mario
  14. Yoshi
  15. Shy Guy
  16. Wario
  17. Rosalina & Luma
  18. Sidestepper
  19. Shellcreeper
  20. Mario (Mario Bros.)
  21. Dr. Mario
  22. Kart Mario
  23. Waluigi
  24. Green Yarn Yoshi
  25. Pink Yarn Yoshi
  26. Light-Blue Yarn Yoshi
  27. Mega Yarn Yoshi
  28. Donkey Kong Jr.
  29. Donkey Kong
  30. Diddy Kong
  31. Kirby
  32. King Dedede
  33. Meta Knight
  34. Pit
  35. Palutena
  36. Dark Pit
  37. Mega Man
  38. Samus
  39. Zero Suit Samus
  40. R.O.B.
  41. Marth
  42. Ike
  43. Lucina
  44. Robin
  45. Pikachu
  46. Charizard
  47. Jigglypuff
  48. Mewtwo
  49. Lucario
  50. Greninja
  51. Captain Olimar
  52. Pikmin
  53. Link
  54. Zelda
  55. Ganondorf
  56. Sheik
  57. Tingle
  58. Toon Link
  59. Shulk
  60. Ness
  61. Lucas
  62. Inkling Squid
  63. Inkling Boy
  64. Inkling Girl
  65. Wii Balance Board
  66. Wii Fit Trainer
  67. Chibi-Robo
  68. Villager
  69. Tom Nook
  70. K. K. Slider
  71. Resetti
  72. Rover
  73. Timmy & Tommy
  74. Blathers
  75. Mabel
  76. Kapp'n
  77. Celeste
  78. Kicks
  79. Isabelle (Summer Outfit)
  80. Isabelle (Winter Outfit)
  81. Digby
  82. Cyrus
  83. Reese
  84. Lottie
  85. Captain Falcon
  86. Mr. Game & Watch
  87. Sonic
  88. Duck Hunt
  89. Pac-Man
  90. Foreman Spike
  91. Little Mac
  92. Fox McCloud
  93. Falco Lombardi
  94. Slippy Toad
  95. Peppy Hare
  96. Arwing
  97. Mahjong Tile
  98. Dr. Lobe
  99. Ashley
  100. Nikki
  101. Fighter Fly
  102. Totem Link
  103. Arino Kacho
  104. Super Mario Kun
  105. Cat Mario
  106. Cat Peach
  107. Necky
  108. Frog Mario
  109. Mario Trio
  110. GLA
  111. Felyne
  112. Sky Pop
  113. Arcade Bunny
  114. Master Belch
  115. Mr. Saturn
  116. Captain Toad
  117. Excitebike
  118. Birdo
  119. Yamamura
  120. Daisy
  121. E. Gadd
  122. Bulbasaur
  123. Charmander
  124. Squirtle
  125. Chitoge Kirisaki
  126. Barbara the Bat
  127. Statue Mario
  128. Mary O.
  129. Toadette
  130. Yu Ayasaki
  131. Starfy
  132. Wolf Link
  133. Balloon Fighter
  134. Nabbit
  135. Tetra
  136. Donbe
  137. Hikari
  138. Ayumi Tachibana
  139. Baby Mario
  140. Iris Archwell
  141. Mallo
  142. Bubbles
  143. Disk-kun
  144. Volleyball Player
  145. Babymetal
  146. Popo & Nana
  147. Hello Kitty
  148. My Melody
  149. Shaun the Sheep
  150. Undodog
  151. Dr. Kawashima
  152. Callie
  153. Marie


The game was very well received both commercially and critically. It has sold 3.73 million copies worldwide as of September 30, 2016.


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