The crown jewel of Nintendo’s offerings at E3 2015 was Super Mario Maker. We have been awaiting more details for a very long time and Nintendo spent a LOT of time showing it off.
After spending nearly a week watching trailers and gameplay demos I am comfortable saying that Super Mario Maker is going to be a game changing experience.
Nintendo has long held the keys to their castle close to their chest. They have aggressively prevented fans from creating their own Mario levels on any system. There has been an underground community for a while, but only because Nintendo could not stop it. This game brings it all to the table and gives players the tools they need to make their wildest Mario dreams a reality and then play them immediately. Even better? They will be able to share those levels with everyone else.
This is the ultimate justification for the Wii U gamepad that has, largely, gone unused. Players use their stylus to draw the games tiles onto the game world. Make a mistake? No big deal just hit the undo button and carry on. It functions the same way an illustrator would use a tablet
My oldest son dreams of being a game designer. This might not give him the full picture of how difficult a task that is, but it will give him the chance to control his games in a way that he has never been able to before. I can’t imagine he is alone. The next generation of game designers could very well be inspired by this game and that is AMAZING to think about.
That isn’t the only exciting bit to think about here. A games writer for IGN.com named Brian Altano wrote a preview for the game last year that expresses my excitement perfectly.
I don’t have to wait for Nintendo to make the next great Mario game because I’m gonna try to make it myself. And if I fail, we’re gonna make it together. – Source
Super Mario Maker will launch in North America on September 11, 21015 and I cannot wait for its release so I can see what we can all do.
Keep your eyes on Engaged Family Gaming for more details as we get closer to release.
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