It’s necessary to admit that my experiences with Mario are scattered throughout various points in the franchise’s history. It is undeniable, however, that the character and the video games are likely the most prominent properties in the entire video game industry. We’ve witnessed the italian plumber evolve dramatically from an 8-bit platformer, to a classic RPG figure, and finally to its three-dimensional realization. Super Mario Maker proves to be a culmination of the Mario experience that fans have grown to love. Though the idea is not entirely unique (it draws heavy comparison to Media Molecule’s Little Big Planet), the title makes excellent use of its own creation tools. It may, perhaps, do it even better.