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70 / 100
Jul 17, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 is a perfectly fine way to pass the time, though you'll quickly begin to see the seams. As far as game-maker tools go, it's probably the easiest to use - but that doesn't mean it's the most entertaining or diverse.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2019

I can’t think of any other single player game that has offered such a wide breadth and endless stream of content without having to pay for every new level. Whether you are a creative and inspiring designer, a swift fingered speedrunner, or a casual weekend Mario newbie, there will forever be another flagpole to grab, castle to conquer, and princess to save in the incomparable Super Mario Maker 2. The team at Level Down Games can not put it down, and if you decide to make the purchase, we’re certain you won’t be able to either.

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Jul 15, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 fulfills just about everything it set out to do, making it a must-play for Mario fans.

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9.5 / 10.0
Jul 15, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 is a joyous experience jam-packed with seemingly never-ending content thanks to its rich suite of editing tools and a thoroughly talented community of level designers. No matter your skill level, you'll find something to love here, from it's wonderfully tight gameplay to the outstanding level-creator.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 14, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 is a great tool for the creative people and fans of the Super Mario series. This game is good looking, has tons of content and almost infinite replayability.

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9 / 10
Jul 13, 2019

Seeing the amount of imagination on display from both Nintendo and the millions of level builders so far shows that this game is going to remain a Switch staple for a long time. Even with some minor blemishes, Super Mario Maker 2 is definitely a killer-app for the system.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2019

But that toolkit is only half of the equation. The other half is a platform game with no quality control, no impetus for putting legitimate effort into your original designs, and no way to weed out poor content creators other than trusting that players will be able to discern the difference between a bad level and good level and rate them accordingly. Given how many positive messages I've seen attached to genuinely bad stages, I don't have much faith in the Mario Maker community right now and I question whether it'll get better down the line.

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IGN

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9.5 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 does nearly everything better than its already excellent predecessor, keeping the charm of a Mario game while introducing some incredible new ideas.

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Recommended
Jun 26, 2019

A quirky and powerful construction toy that's fun to play with even if you aren't trying to make anything.

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Jun 26, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 is an almost perfect package, putting equal emphasis on discovery, creation, story mode, and outright brilliant gameplay.

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8 / 10
Jun 26, 2019

Not just one of the most versatile 2D game creation tools on consoles but the best collection of new Super Mario courses since the 90s.

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8.8 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2019

Building your own Mario levels isn't as exciting as it was in 2015 on Wii U, but the story mode is a lot of fun and the new tools lead to some novel experiences

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8 / 10
Jul 3, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 brings the course creator to Nintendo Switch with a bevy of new tricks to delight creators and players alike.

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Unscored
Jun 26, 2019

Nintendo’s level creator isn’t just for the creative among us

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Unscored
Jun 26, 2019

Nintendo has delivered a much more robust and feature-rich Mario maker, and hope players will use it well.

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Jun 26, 2019

Players now have the chance to make their own hellish, evil Mario levels on Nintendo Switch. Super Mario Maker 2 starts with the foundation established in the first game, and adds new themes, new game styles, and new items. It falters due to the loss of the second screen of the Wii U and 3DS iterations, and the lack of Amiibo costumes hurt, but this is still a fantastic package for a Mario fan or budding lever designer.

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Jul 4, 2019

Despite recurring technical problems that have become synonymous with Nintendo games, Super Mario Maker 2 is still an essential Switch purchase, building upon the groundwork laid by its predecessor and adding so much more.

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Areajugones

Top Critic

9.5 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 has given birth to one of those proposals that will become as big as your community wants them to be. In short, a work whose content feeds itself for its possibilities and which is deployed as a video game that meets all that could be demanded.

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89 / 100
Jun 26, 2019

SMM2 it's more fun and full of content than its precursor, but at the same time it's a step back, because it put walls around some content (World Levels, created by players), forcing you to subscribe to Nintendo Switch Online to play that part of the game. And it's an important chunk, because after completing the Story mode, it's the place to go.

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8 / 10
Jun 26, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 is all that the original was and more. The Story Mode feels like a proper campaign, demoing all of the old and new feature and barmy possibilities found in the intuitive level creator. It's a shame that it features some typical Nintendo online stumbles, but it shouldn't be long before that's forgotten in the face of the boundless creativity of the Super Mario Maker community.

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