Super Mario Maker Review: Arguably The Best Game on the Wii U - Game Insider

In the end Super Mario Maker is without a doubt the system seller Nintendo needed for the Wii U. It plays on a gamers nostalgia for the familiar and tweaks it time and time again making each play session feel new and fresh. With a world of creators out there the content of the game is theoretically endless. Whether new to the Mario series or a veteran to the ways of invisible blocks like myself, Super Mario Maker is a must play for every gamer around.

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superchiller1124d ago

A great game for sure, but not a "system seller" for the Wii U. The game comes much too late in the Wii U's lifespan, and it doesn't change the fact that the console was not built to deliver current generation content in a competitive way.

I wouldn't mind trying Super Mario Maker, but I wouldn't buy a Wii U just for that game, and there just aren't enough other games on the console to make it worthwhile either.

marloc_x1124d ago (Edited 1124d ago )

"I wouldn't buy a Wii U just for that game.."


have said this..



Wii U titles. 😌

blawren41123d ago

Right. No game on any system is worth buying a console exclusively for. There are plenty of excellent games to play on the system to justify the purchase.

deafdani1124d ago

Ugh. Can you just let it go? We get it. The Wii U hasn't sold well, and won't be a multi million seller, no matter how many games it gets.

Whatever. Does that change the fact that Super Mario Maker is a good game?

Your vitriolic agenda of trash talking EVERY SINGLE DAMN THING regarding Wii U and its games is annoying as hell. Why don't you go play some PS4, or Xbox One or PC games or whatever it is you do, instead of this? Seriously, don't you have anything better to do than just piss on Nintendo every chance you get?

This isn't a topic about game sales, or console sales. This is a review about a Wii U game, ffs... just stop. It's pathetic.

Mr Marvel1124d ago

Mario Kart 8 alone made my Wii U purchase a worthy one... Super Mario Maker is just icing on the cake.

Sure 90% of my gaming is done on my PS4, but I don't regret getting a Wii U one bit.

freshslicepizza1124d ago

what would really be cool is if nintendo had a challenge like some reality shows. the winner of the best levels gets to work for nintendo.

"it doesn't change the fact that the console was not built to deliver current generation content in a competitive way."

what does that even mean? nintendo delivers dlc for free in games like splatoon, you can't get more competitive than that.

RalphBlutawn1124d ago (Edited 1124d ago )

As a gamer, I could care less about who's winning or losing the console war or who has better games. It's about games that are truly fun for me. The Wii U has a stellar library of first party titles that are so fun to play. You are the worst type of gamer. The one that focuses too much on who's winning or losing and not on what matters the most how much fun video games can be.

P.S. "there just aren't enough other games on the console to make it worthwhile either."
Seriously... not gonna bother putting a list here since I have seen countless others try to get them into your head with no response from you.

jholden32491124d ago


"not a system seller"
And... So what if it isn't? Do you only buy and play "system sellers"?

"Too late in Wii U's lifespan"
It's less than 3 years old. But even so, it's NEVER too late to get great games.

"Wasn't built to deliver current gen content competitively"
IIt was built to provide fun gaming experiences. And it does a fine job.

"Wouldn't buy a Wii U just for Mario Maker"
So don't.

Buy it for Mario Maker and Splatoon and Bayonetta 2 and Pikmin 3 and Smash Bros and Mario 3D World and DKC Tropical Freeze and MH3U and Mario Kart 8 and Zelda Windwaker and Yoshi's Wooly World and Xenoblade X and all the NES, SNES, GBA, N64, DS and Wii Virtual Console titles and all the other various goodies like dual screen multiplats (Rayman Legends, Splinter Cell Blacklist, etc) and exclusive indies that REALLY steal the limelight of the eShop.

If I can find a reason to own both a PS4 and Xbox One when 99% of their libraries are shared, surely you are lying to yourself if you think Mario Maker is the only game worth playing out of a 3 year exclusive library.

Loadedklip1123d ago (Edited 1123d ago )

Yea by itself its maybe not worth the price of the sytem.

Luckily ....

The Wonderful 101
Super Mario 3D World
Smash Bros for Wii U
Mario Kart 8
Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Bayonetta 2
Pikmin 3

and more exclusive games have kept my Wii U purchase worthwhile.

I also own other systems like PS4 which provides me the third party multiplatform goodness.

Feel bad for anyone that can only have one system. You automatically going to miss out on some great games. You automatically going to miss out on some great games.

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GoPanthers9991124d ago

I debated buying SMM. The kids tried the demo at BB the other day and got hooked. Bought it and several days later they are still completely hooked and having a blast creating and playing others creations. This is truly a unique game and a great addition to an already great Wii U library.

Mr Marvel1124d ago

I'd say 2nd or 3rd best.

Mario Kart 8 is easily the best imo, with Super Mario Maker & NSMBU rounding out my top 3.

Loadedklip1123d ago

You can't go wrong with any.

Nintendo as a games publisher/developer is still amazing.

LgbtWarrior1124d ago

Not into the creating aspect genre of games, but I must say I do love my wii u. Glad its scoring well.

Loadedklip1123d ago (Edited 1123d ago )

Then don't create much ... just play the over 1 million levels already created in a week.

GordonKnight1123d ago

SMM is a must have for the Wii U.