Thursday 1 October 2015

Super Mario Maker Nintendo Wii U Review

Nintendo have brought out another amazing game for the Wii U - Super Mario Maker. My girls played it happily for ages and have given it a huge thumbs up, so I decided to treat myself to a little play just now while they are out at school to see if I could catch up.

Nintendo Super Mario Maker

Nintendo Super Mario Maker
Create mode
It's fascinating and so simple to do; you just drag the items from the tool bar at the top of the screen and place them exactly where you want. Brick blocks, Toadstools, Question mark blocks, Venus fly trap plants; lots of game play pieces that you might find in other Mario games, in abundance. Honestly, so easy to use - if I can do it, anyone can. The Wii U GamePad and stick is used to create the course and it tickled my girls that you could watch that happening on the big screen - complete with view of hand doing the dragging!

Nintendo Super Mario Maker

We love the creativity that has already been inspired by this game and of course the children love being in control of their own destiny. below is the beginning of a course which our eldest has created:

Nintendo Super Mario Maker

An added twist is that you can save all your courses and upload them so that others on the web can try them out too. They can be given ratings so you can play the most popular, or just any random new course, which in turn could give you new ideas.

There is also the Mario 10 Challenge, which gives you 10 lives to play on pre-loaded courses, but the real highlight of this game is of course the ability to create your own course.

Amiibos can also be used for extra gameplay (but are not vital). Super Mario Maker has been such a huge hit in our house that even the cat wants to join in... it's available now, in a variety of formats from simple download via the Nintendo estore to those packs and bundles including Amiibos or the main Wii U consoles. Happy creating!

Disclosure: we were sent this product for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed are honest and our own.