Mario Maker was apparently originally designed to be an internal tool at Nintendo to make additional Super Mario Bros. levels quickly. However, as it came together it became obvious that it held much more potential as a tool for players to easily create their own custom experiences.
The sharing functionality still remains to be described. Fans have expressed interest in sending custom levels to their fans, which is a reasonably simple request. However, they've also requested ways to collect levels and rate them, a feature that Nintendo has yet to tackle with its recent exploration into online functionality.
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- Genre: Platformer Action (wii-u)
- Perspective(s): Flat side view
- Developer: Nintendo
- Publisher: Nintendo
Released North America Sep 11, 2015 Europe Sep 11, 2015 Australia Sep 12, 2015
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- Super Mario Bros.
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