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  • Summary: Get ready to play a near-infinite number of side-scrolling 2D Mario courses anytime, anywhere. Earn in-game medals in 100 built-in courses and access recommended courses from the Super Mario Maker game on the Wii U console. Plus, design courses and share them with other players via theGet ready to play a near-infinite number of side-scrolling 2D Mario courses anytime, anywhere. Earn in-game medals in 100 built-in courses and access recommended courses from the Super Mario Maker game on the Wii U console. Plus, design courses and share them with other players via the StreetPass feature and local wireless. Want your cannons to shoot coins? Go for it. In this game, you call the shots, and simple touch-screen controls and interactive tutorials make designing courses a snap. Learn design tips and tricks from Mary O. and Yamamura, then share your masterpieces via the StreetPass feature and local wireless. Collaborating has never been easier now that you can share incomplete courses with other players. Finish off a course together and a special icon will commemorate the collaboration. That's one of many reasons that this is the must-play portable Mario™ game for inventive groups of friends and anyone yearning for never-ending Super Mario magic. [Nintendo] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 56
  2. Negative: 1 out of 56
  1. Nov 30, 2016
    90
    Super Mario Maker 3DS hits home and aside from a couple mild issues, it’s a dream come true for Nintendo nuts.
  2. Nov 30, 2016
    80
    The lack of interaction with the Wii U version is a huge disappointment and the removal of some assets (like Mystery Mushrooms) makes the 3DS version feel like a “lite” version. It’s also bizarre that Nintendo didn’t include any 3D effect. On the flip-side, the inclusion of 100 exclusive, Nintendo created levels was pretty cool. Without a doubt, if you haven’t played the Wii U version, this game is an absolute must.
  3. Dec 14, 2016
    80
    Super Mario Maker for the 3DS is enjoyable but it has its drawbacks. While the 100 Mario Challenge and Super Mario Challenge are both fun to play through, the lackluster search function of the Recommended Courses, having to go through the Super Mario Challenge to unlock most of the stuff for stage creation, and the quizzical lack of ability to upload courses and share them with the world outside of locally and via StreetPass make this a hard game to recommend at $40 for a lot of people.
  4. Dec 5, 2016
    75
    On 3DS Super Mario Maker is a little bit different, with limited options, but still the same excellent level editor. Thanks to the hundred amazing levels that Nintendo made, Mario Maker on 3DS is good for people that want to play instead of create.
  5. Dec 2, 2016
    70
    Super Mario Maker 3DS is a subpar port of a great game. While a lot of the fun is still there, the lack of sharing and search features make for an overall inferior experience.
  6. Nov 30, 2016
    70
    I find myself much more frustrated by Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS than I really ought to. If this had a different verb in the title and eschewed the notion of creation, if this wasn’t releasing in the wake of the outstanding Wii U version of the game, it wouldn’t be a problem, but this game strives for something and comes up short. It’s still worth picking up for fans of Mario games, but there are too many jarring limitations that I really hope Nintendo see fit to address.
  7. 40
    What Mario Maker on the 3DS has forgotten is that one of the key reasons to make games is to have other people play them.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 35
  2. Negative: 9 out of 35
  1. Dec 11, 2016
    10
    100 all new Nintendo-made Mario levels. No side scrolling Mario game has ever had more levels packed in with the game! Just think about that100 all new Nintendo-made Mario levels. No side scrolling Mario game has ever had more levels packed in with the game! Just think about that for a minute before comparing how inferior this version is from the Wii U version. Yes, it would have been nice to be able to upload the levels you make online. With a handheld, it is a fun feature to be able to share the levels with people locally. Very creative, and the new "medals" feature is a nice touch! For example, one of the ways to get a medal is to "finish the course by collecting all 100 coins" or "finish the course as Weird Mario", or "finish the course by only defeating the goombas". 10 out of 10 stars, fantastic! Expand
  2. Dec 5, 2016
    9
    An excellent Mario game that is missing one feature. The lack of uploads is serious, but the overall package makes up for it. Maybe it can beAn excellent Mario game that is missing one feature. The lack of uploads is serious, but the overall package makes up for it. Maybe it can be patched in the future. Expand
  3. Apr 16, 2018
    8
    In some ways, this feels like an inferior port of the Wii U game. Gone are Mystery Mushrooms (which let Mario dress up as various otherIn some ways, this feels like an inferior port of the Wii U game. Gone are Mystery Mushrooms (which let Mario dress up as various other characters) and, bafflingly, the ability to share courses online. However, this version adds a tutorial mode as well as a mode called Super Mario Challenge where you can play through courses pre-made by Nintendo.

    Otherwise, the game is largely the same as on Wii U. You can create 2D Mario platforming levels by placing elements (with more unlocked as you progress through the aforementioned Super Mario Challenge) in the course area. The interface is nice and just as easy to use as it was before.

    The handheld capability of the 3DS adds convenience to the experience, and you can share levels with others via StreetPass. This is a decent port, but if you have to choose between this or the Wii U version, I'd say go with the latter.
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  4. Mar 16, 2017
    7
    Faltou algo difícil de explicar para que esse jogo ficasse realmente bom, pelo menos é isso que ele transparece. O jogo em si não é ruim, masFaltou algo difícil de explicar para que esse jogo ficasse realmente bom, pelo menos é isso que ele transparece. O jogo em si não é ruim, mas fica impossível indica-lo pelo seu preço. Expand
  5. Mar 7, 2018
    5
    Reprise d'un jeu bon mais sans amélioration utiile: pas + de niveaux, pas beaucoup + de créativité. Sincérement, ce jeu d'une bonne idée deReprise d'un jeu bon mais sans amélioration utiile: pas + de niveaux, pas beaucoup + de créativité. Sincérement, ce jeu d'une bonne idée de création est typiquement repris du même jeu sur WII U mais avec qu'une seule amélioration: de jouer pour avoir les objets! Deçu de ce 2.0 sur 3DS, je m'attendais à beaucoup mieux, je ne peux m'empêcher de noter à une bonne idée qu'un 5/10 car le jeu a été mal repris Expand
  6. Jan 31, 2017
    4
    Despite the initial backlash of Mario Maker on the 3DS, I was willing to give the game a shot. I own a WiiU and can say that Mario Maker isDespite the initial backlash of Mario Maker on the 3DS, I was willing to give the game a shot. I own a WiiU and can say that Mario Maker is one of the best games on the system, a surprise hit that got me to put hundreds of hours onto my WiiU when seemingly nothing else could.

    But this isn't Mario Maker for WiiU, and Mario Maker for 3DS hardly feels like Mario Maker at all. At this point, everyone knows that there is no online level support, meaning that the only way to transfer levels if through SpotPass. Not a horrible idea in theory (If you live in Japan), however the idea of finding another person that you can share levels with isn't easy when you hardly even know anybody else that bought the game, let alone strangers that you actually pass by.

    I just don't get why they would even bother with this port if they didn't bother to put the feature that made it successful in the first place. If you have a modded 3DS, it is possible to import levels onto your system from the WiiU version or someone else's 3DS, however this isn't ideal in the slightest. (Additionally, I can't contribute this towards the score of the game, since it isn't part of the game itself.)

    Anyway, just don't bother with this game. If you're that desperate to play Mario on the 3DS, get New Super Mario Bros. 2. It's not a great game, however it's leagues above this trash.
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  7. Feb 16, 2017
    0
    So Super Mario maker for Nintendo 3ds is coming today at midnight or Friday morning, whatever. But at this point in time people already haveSo Super Mario maker for Nintendo 3ds is coming today at midnight or Friday morning, whatever. But at this point in time people already have review copy's and they are not happy. IGN rates they game a 7.2/10 but that’s not what I think the game should get, here’s why.

    So even though I am getting the game because I’m a Nintendo fanboy, I still have complaints, as you may know, Super Mario Maker 3DS does not have an online level search …. Nintendo , why? That is the biggest load of crap because the Wii U version does have level search! But that’s not all, you can’t upload your levels online for the world to play! That is the worst thing removed ever! The hole point of the game is to make a masterpiece and share it with the world! Just that, killed off TONS of sales just because of that! I really hate that and that’s why I would rate it a measly 5.5/10! Now, unless they add these missing features in a new update, that 5.5 will always stay that way!
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