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Super Mario Maker coming to 3DS

Posted on September 1, 2016 by Jason Nason

In one of two Wii U to 3DS conversions announced today, Nintendo is making a bite sized version of Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS!

Now Nintendo 3DS owners will have access to a near-unlimited wealth of Super Mario courses to play! Players can also create courses with nearly all the tools available in the original Wii U version, along with interactive lessons.

In a feature unique to the Nintendo 3DS version, friends who each have their own game and system can collaborate on level designs by sharing them with one another locally before they’re complete. While courses can’t be shared online, players can connect to the internet to download and play select courses from the Wii U version.

Additionally, the game includes 100 Nintendo-designed courses with new challenges, like collecting every coin or defeating all enemies.

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New Super Mario Maker Update goes Live Today

Posted on March 9, 2016 by Jason Nason

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The latest update for Super Mario Maker goes live today.

More than 6.2 million courses from players around the world are available for others to play, and now tomorrow’s update will add a Super Expert mode to the 100-Mario Challenge. The mode is unlocked after you clear Expert mode. Super Expert Mode dishes out six extremely tough courses.

Additionally, 12 new Mystery Mushroom costumes have been added to 100 Mario Challenge.

The update also provides level creators with even more tools:
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Super Mario Maker servers down for Maintenence

Posted on January 27, 2016 by Jason Nason

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Nintendo currently carrying out maintenance to fix a bug that occurs in “Create” mode and has taken the Super Mario Maker servers offline. Until the updates are complete, online services for the game will be unavailable.

Nintendo is in the midst of preparing a software update to fix this bug. The online service will be available again after the software update is distributed.

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Super Mario Maker Updates Adds Captain Toad & Birdo Costumes For Europe

Posted on December 22, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

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Just in time for the Christmas holidays Nintendo Europe has unveiled a brand new update for Super Mario Maker that brings three brand new costumes to the level building title.

If you boot up Super Mario Maker on Christmas Day you can score yourself a pretty sweet costume featuring everyone’s favorite adventuring fungus, Captain Toad.  All you have to do is complete a special event course to unlock Mario’s little buddy.

Another set of unlockable character costumes will be made available on New Years Eve thanks to two new NES Remix themed stages. Complete this pair of stages to unlock the Excitebike and Birdo costumes respectively.

We don’t know if these special events will make their way outside of Europe – perhaps its best that you boot-up your Wii U on Christmas Day just to make sure. Last week Japanese players were given the chance to earn a pair of currently region exclusive EarthBound costumes – Mr. Saturn and Master Belch.

Here are Nintendo of Europe’s original tweets announcing the costumes:



Nintendo Unveils The Miiverse’s Top 3 Games For Wii U / 3DS

Posted on December 20, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Nintendo has unveiled the most popular games as measured via traffic on their Miiverse social media website / Wii U application.  This year didn’t feature the two big marquee releases for Wii U – Star Fox: Zero and The Legend of Zelda Wii U, as both of those games got delayed into 2016. However, it was strong year nonetheless for both platforms with releases including the surprise hit Splatoon, the ever inventive Mario Maker, monsters causing mayhem in Monster Hunter 5 on Nintendo 3DS among other great titles.

So which games made the top 3 per platform? I won’t leave you in suspense… according to Nintendo the top 3 choices according to fans on Miiverse where:

Wii U

  1. Splatoon
  2. Super Mario Maker
  3. Xenoblade Chrincles X


  1. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes
  3. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Did any of these top six games surprise you? For me, it’s not shocking to see Xenoblade in the top 3 for Wii U even though the game has only been out for under two weeks. Fans have been anticipating its release ever since it was revealed several E3s ago. I also really enjoyed the fresh kicks that Splatoon introduced over the summer – with its focus on team based objectives rather than traditional KDR it was a refreshing take on the established Team Death Match formula.  Now that I think about it, my family ended up purchasing almost all of these games…

Did your favorite Nintendo titles make the cut? Check out the graphics Nintendo shared on Miiverse below:





Super Mario Maker Drives Wii U Sales Up 110% For September!

Posted on October 21, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

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Sales of Nintendo’s current generation platform, the Wii U increased an impressive 110% when compared with August 2015. Nintendo attributes this absolutely impressive uptick in sales to the release of Super Mario Maker which has moved over 500,000 units in the U.S.A since launching on September 11th.

To quote Nintendo’s press-release, since they put it best:

Perhaps the biggest impact however has been on hardware sales. For the full month of September, sales of Wii U hardware in the United States increased by nearly 110 percent over sales in August. Software sells hardware and no one sells hardware like Mario.

Super Mario Maker sales data weren’t the only numbers included in Nintendo’s latest release. We also got some numbers for Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer which solved over 115,000 units in its first week of release.

Don’t forget that if you haven’t picked up Happy Home Designer it is also part of a special bundle with the smaller New Nintendo 3DS and an exclusive Isabelle faceplate!


Super Mario Maker Stage coming to Smash

Posted on September 14, 2015 by Jason Nason

Prepare for a new battle state in Super Smash Bros for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS!

Starting September 30th you’ll be able to battle on a special extra stage inspired by Super Mario Maker. The stage will be available for both the Wii U and 3DS versions of the game and will feature random levels. Each time you play the stage you’ll be greeted with a random level, spread across the four different styles.

Best of all the level blocks are destructible and blocks will be redrawn by the hand overlay from Super Mario Maker.

No word on price at this point but expect that it will be a free download to help promote the release of Super Mario Maker for the Wii U.

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Super Mario Maker Supports Sonic, Pit & Splatoon Amiibo

Posted on August 18, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Remember a few months ago back at E3 when Nintendo revealed that certain Amiibo like the Wii Fit trainer would change Mario’s sprite in Super Mario Maker?  Well it turns out you can earn this skins for the red plumber without forking over nearly forty bucks for a Wii Fit trainer or other rare Amiibo. They can be unlocked by completing the 100 Mario challenge instead!

Also spotted by GoNintendo were screen-grabs posted on the Miiverse that show that Super Mario Maker will support the Pit, Sonic and Splatoon Amiibo if you happen to own them.

Super Mario Maker launches on the Nintendo Wii U on September 11th!

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Video has surfaced of all of the compatible Amiibo sprites from Mario Maker. Check it out:

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