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Super Mario Maker (Series) Review
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Posted: 23 months ago, last updated 11 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

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.
  • Super Mario Maker is on Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
  • Super Mario Maker 2 is on Nintendo Switch

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)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between half an hour and 1 hour to play a round of this game. Although you can’t finish the game because there is always more to create and play, game making sessions are usually an hour or so.
 
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 4 players online. You can create and play levels designed for co-operative or competitive play for up to four players.

CostsCosts

Super Mario Maker usually costs £15.99 to £49.99.
 

Super Mario Maker

Switch Store Wii U £34.99

Super Mario Maker 2

Switch Store Switch £49.99

Super Mario Maker For Nintendo 3DS

Switch Store 2DS|3DS £15.99
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.  

You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch. This game supports Nintendo's amiibo, figurines and cards that can be purchased separately to unlock in-game items.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

PEGI 3 with occasional, very mild violence in a comical or abstract context.
 
User-Generated Content: This game includes content created by other players, such as maps, outfits and items, that are not reflected in the game rating.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Rating

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

Account Rating

You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.

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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