Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
72
Top Critic Average
38%
Critics Recommend
Based on 56 critic reviews
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Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS

Rating Summary

Based on 56 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

38%

Critics Recommend

Based on 56 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:Nintendo 3DSDec 2, 2016

Publisher: Nintendo

Genre: Creation

Earn in-game medals in 100 built-in courses and access recommended courses from the Super Mario Maker™ game on the Wii U™ console*. Plus, design courses and share them with other players via the StreetPass™ feature and local wireless**!

Want your cannons to shoot coins? Go for it! In this game, you call the shots, and simple touch-screen controls and interactive tutorials make designing courses a snap. Learn design tips and tricks from Mary O. and Yamamura, then share your masterpieces via the StreetPass™ feature and local wireless. Collaborating has never been easier now that you can share incomplete courses with other players. Finish off a course together and a special icon will commemorate the collaboration. That's one of many reasons that this is the must-play portable Mario™ game for inventive groups of friends and anyone yearning for never-ending Super Mario™ magic.

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IGN

7.2 / 10.0
IGN

The core idea behind Super Mario Maker is the ability to create, play, and share your creation, but the 3DS drops the ball on the last part of that credo. It’s worth noting that designing stages is as easy at it is convenient on the portable 3DS, but not having a larger platform to showcase unique creations will left me wondering what the point is. It’s still an excellent way to play a bottomless pit of classic-style 2D Mario, though, and that makes it worth keeping in your pocket.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Some of the best 2D Mario levels in years, but the lack of online options means the construction aspect is unnecessarily limited.

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GamesRadar+

GamesRadar+

Still a magical creative toolkit with an outstanding interface

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Game Informer

7.8 / 10.0
Kyle Hilliard

Mario Maker 3DS is missing some core features from its Wii U counterpart, but it absolutely works as a portable Mario creation suite

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