Super Mario Maker 2 - Switch

Also known as: Super Mario Maker 2: Limited Edition

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Viewed: 2D Side-on, Scrolling Genre:
Media: Cartridge Arcade origin:No
Developer: Nintendo Soft. Co.: Nintendo
Publishers: Nintendo (GB/GB)
Released: 28 Jun 2019 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 3+


Despite the Wii U's underwhelming impact on the world of gaming, the original Super Mario Maker was something of a slam dunk, meriting a port to the 3DS to open it up to a wider audience and now a sequel on the uber-popular Switch.

The concept is simple - the developers at Nintendo have provided players with a suite of tools to build their very own levels, limited only by their imaginations. Want to create a jungle hell of vines and piranha plants? Go nuts. Fancy sending your friends through a confusing labyrinth of warp pipes? Why not.

Super Mario Maker isn't the first game to offer level creation, of course, but it has two great advantages - Nintendo's touch screen controls and, of course, everybody's favourite plumber. Even though Nintendo has given players a greater range of tools and options from the outset than it did with the first game, the stylus/touch screen combo make them easy to work with.

The big twist this time out is that now two people can work on a level simultaneously from the same screen. Of course, that's not the full extent of the ways you can interact with other players. You can play each other's levels in four-way multiplayer, or share and download levels with and from players around the world!

There are also 100 original levels to play through in story mode to give you a little inspiration, and you can draw from Mario games across the history of Nintendo consoles, including (for the first time) the Super Mario 3D World style.

Super Mario Maker 2 is your chance to experience first-hand what it's like to build those wildly creative Mario levels you know and love!