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Super Mario Maker (Series) Accessibility Report

Super Mario Maker offers 1 accessibility feature in the Communication area to aid enjoyment of the game for different players. This report is created with input from accessibility experts and the player community to help people find games that have the accessibility features they require. Once you have found potential games on the database, there are excellent specialist accessibility sites that offer in-depth reviews to guide your purchasing decisions.

Super Mario Maker is a game-making system. It’s simpler than tools like Dreams or Roblox, but still offers a huge array of ways to create running and jumping platform games that can then be shared online. You can play hundreds of games that other people have created.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Release Date: 10/09/2015

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, Switch and Wii U

Genres: Action, Creative and Platform

Accessibility: 1 feature

Developer: @Nintendo

Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 4 players online

Costs: Purchase cost

 

DifficultyDifficulty

Super Mario Maker has no accessibility features for Difficulty which deal with how you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck. The following games are similar to Super Mario Maker, but offer accessibility features for Difficulty:

Getting StartedGetting Started

Super Mario Maker has no accessibility features for Getting Started which deal with what support is offered to get started with the game. This includes customising the experience when you first open the game via any onboarding processes it provides as well as tutorials and other assistance when you first start playing. The following games are similar to Super Mario Maker, but offer accessibility features for Getting Started:

ReadingReading

Super Mario Maker has no accessibility features for Reading which deal with how much reading or listening comprehension is required, how well the game provides visual and audible access to the text and whether subtitles and captions are a good fit for purpose. The following games are similar to Super Mario Maker, but offer accessibility features for Reading:

NavigationNavigation

Super Mario Maker has no accessibility features for Navigation which deal with how the game provides guidance and assistance to navigate its worlds and spaces. The following games are similar to Super Mario Maker, but offer accessibility features for Navigation:

ControlsControls

Super Mario Maker has no accessibility features for Controls which deal with how you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs. The following games are similar to Super Mario Maker, but offer accessibility features for Controls:

VisualVisual

Super Mario Maker has no accessibility features for Visual which deal with how you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game. The following games are similar to Super Mario Maker, but offer accessibility features for Visual:

AudioAudio

Super Mario Maker has no accessibility features for Audio which deal with how you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see. The following games are similar to Super Mario Maker, but offer accessibility features for Audio:

CommunicationCommunication

Super Mario Maker has 1 accessibility feature for Communication which deals with how you can communicate with other players in the game and what options are available to customise and control this interaction.

Convert Text to Voice

Provide other player's textual communication as voiced audio.

Text to Voice: Sent text messages as voice to other players.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Communication

If you want to play Super Mario Maker, but it doesn't offer the Communication accessibility features you require, this similar game extends the Communication accessibility:

System Accessibility Settings

In addition to the accessibility features provided in the game, you can also use system-wide accessibility settings:

Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games.
 
Nintendo Wii U
The Wii U has some limited settings, such as disabling rumble and selecting mono audio.
 
Read more about system accessibility settings.

Accessibility Report supported by VSC Rating Board, PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors @GeekDadGamer



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