Nintendo is Missing a Huge Opportunity with Mario Maker

"At this year’s E3, I had the opportunity to play Mario Maker, a recently-announced game from Nintendo that lets players design levels for the famous Super Mario Bros. series. I got to the booth and played through a few quick demonstration levels before hopping into the course designer to fiddle with the toolset. I found blocks, warp pipes, various enemies, and a few modifiers at my fingertips. At first glance, it looked like any other Super Mario Bros. level.

But I quickly learned that Mario Maker lets gamers break the rules of the traditional Mario games and put any pieces anywhere. You can make flying Hammer Bros. and multistory Koopa towers. If you can think of it, you can build it, and that’s what Mario Maker is all about. The more creative you get with the small number of tools, the more rewarding the experience becomes.

There were only about nine tools and two aesthetic options, but Mario Maker was nonetheless a complete and compelling product. When my time with the dem...

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OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1262d ago

They already stated more 2d mario games features will be added and online sharing. Panicking already.

DonDon1262d ago

Writer also complained that $60 would be too much. I'd agree if it didn't already come with a campaign in it. Even still, I think $35 is fair. $40 tops.

Metallox1262d ago

It's going to be a retailer game? Is that confirmed? To me the game looks like a nice 15 dollars download. Unless of course you are going to do the most packaged level editor game of all time.

mikeysan881261d ago

I guess Little Big Planet 3 should cost 35$ or 40$. This is sarcasm, yall need to stop acting so entitled.

DonDon1261d ago (Edited 1261d ago )

@ Mikey:

Actually I think $40 would be nice for LBP 3. But due to a drought in ps4 AAA games, I'm sure Sony will push for $60 (I own 1 and 2 when they were greatest hits aka $30 games)

But that's just my opinion--THAT much I know I am "entitled" to.

Don't like it?

Nobody cares.

TekoIie1261d ago (Edited 1261d ago )

@Metallox + DonDON

Considering this allows you to basically clone most of the early 2D Mario games to some extent, I think the price is justified.


Nothing wrong with disagreeing with the pricing of a game. I do it all the time when I choose to wait for a specific game to go on sale.

Gh05t1261d ago


Since when is a consumer not entitled to express how much they value a product?

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frezhblunts1261d ago

otaku they even said they might include other nintendo games to mess with on it

SkippyPaccino1261d ago

Is it just me or does this prove how little time Nintendo spends on the 2d Mario franchise? Don't get me wrong, the ability to create new levels is amazing, but the other part of me thinks they spend barely any time making a 2d Mario now and they slap a 60$ price tag and they are done. Lol! Then the purest Nintendo fateful give those games high 90s when in the back of their minds Nintendo is laughing "9.5 out of 10 and we barely put an effort, it literally took us a weekend (obviously I'm exaggerating)"

The good thing about this is now Nintendo can stop wasting time on 2d Mario games and get to work on other more interesting projects. Now the community will make more levels if need more...

AWBrawler1261d ago

people seriously complaining about Nintendo's E3 Demos? First Splatoon saying it needs more maps and modes, which they already confirmed it would, now Mario Maker which has all the way to 2015 before release? Whats wrong with people? They were demos.

KaladinStormblessed1261d ago (Edited 1261d ago )

I agree, everyone is freaking out about the number of maps and features and graphics about all of nintendo's games at E3, when all of them are still in development, of course it's going to get better.

Big_Game_Hunters1261d ago

yet all we got from other companies at E3 were mostly 3 minute trailers. I guess Uncharted 4 is only going to be a few seconds long and Sunset overdrive only has one area.

AWBrawler1261d ago

lol exactly. People are just way too eager to judge Nintendo games

Kevlar0091261d ago

I'd spend $60 if it includes a Super Mario World Skin and items, one of my favorite games and the art style hold up well. Also please let there be secret areas (via pipes), I'm sure they will make it a full fledged game with download options

Big_Game_Hunters1261d ago

My question is will we be able to make castles and bossfights?

nunley331261d ago

This be Nintendo's LBP game, it looks great.

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