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Super Mario Maker (Series) Accessibility Report

We've documented 2 accessibility features for Super Mario Maker in the Getting Started and Communication areas 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: 2 features

Developer: Nintendo (@Nintendo)

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

Costs: Purchase cost

 

DifficultyDifficulty

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Difficulty in Super Mario Maker 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, and offer accessibility features for Difficulty:

Getting StartedGetting Started

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Getting Started in Super Mario Maker which deals 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.

Assistance Getting Starting

These features aid your play of the game in terms of cognitive load on learning controls, dealing with pressure and coping with the environment and challenges.

Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials and instructions on how to play. Information is provided in a timely manner, with appropriate level of detail.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Getting Started

If you want to play Super Mario Maker, but it doesn't offer the Getting Started accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Getting Started accessibility:

ReadingReading

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Reading in Super Mario Maker 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, and offer accessibility features for Reading:

NavigationNavigation

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Navigation in Super Mario Maker which deal with how the game provides guidance and assistance to navigate its worlds. These are only for games that have traversal and exploration in 2D and 3D spaces. The following games are similar to Super Mario Maker, and offer accessibility features for Navigation:

ControlsControls

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Controls in Super Mario Maker 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, and offer accessibility features for Controls:

VisualVisual

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Visual in Super Mario Maker 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, and offer accessibility features for Visual:

AudioAudio

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Audio in Super Mario Maker 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, and offer accessibility features for Audio:

CommunicationCommunication

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Communication in Super Mario Maker 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.

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


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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