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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: 22 out of 52
  2. Negative: 12 out of 52
  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 28, 2019
    8
    A really great platformer, only reason this isn't a 10/10 is because you can only share your levels via streetpass in this port.
  4. Sep 5, 2020
    7
    Grywalna gra, jednak wersja wii u i tym bardziej dwójka na switcha serwują o wiele więcej
  5. Jan 4, 2017
    6
    The wii u version is much better. Here are + and -:
    +:
    + good offline mode + better explanations because of Yamamura and Mashiko + lots of
    The wii u version is much better. Here are + and -:
    +:
    + good offline mode
    + better explanations because of Yamamura and Mashiko
    + lots of levels
    + elements are faster unlocked
    -:
    - worse graphics than the wii u
    - bad offline mode
    - sometimes the missions are annyoing

    This game is with 6/10 p. well served and the game cost for this power too much money.

    It is not very recommandable
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  6. Mar 3, 2017
    5
    Framerate issues on O3DS, "U" mode looks really, reaaaally bad, bad online mode, can´t upload courses to the internet like on the Wii UFramerate issues on O3DS, "U" mode looks really, reaaaally bad, bad online mode, can´t upload courses to the internet like on the Wii U version and you have to play some stupid challenges to unlock items, wth?!

    also the item limit seems to be lower
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  7. Aug 19, 2020
    0
    Super Super Super Super Super Super Super Super Super Super Super Super Cool game

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