Ever since I was five years old, I've been drawing my own Mario levels on graph paper. It's a pretty common story, because when I look at a series to give me a platforming baseline, it's usually Mario. Nintendo didn't just create a series with iconic characters, it mastered the art of level design.
This time though we'll have the chance to transplant our on-paper ideas to the digital arena, with Super Mario Maker. Nintendo's effort is admirable, but there's a number of shortcomings that prevent it from reaching the height of the creation genre.