It’s hard to believe that Super Mario Maker is already a year old. Nintendo’s take on the game-creation genre is not only one of the best titles on the Wii U, but one of the best games Nintendo has ever made.
Players have uploaded millions of stages to Super Mario Maker’s servers, meaning that Super Mario Maker has essentially become an endless source of Mario goodness (and frustration). A new, 3DS version will be released before year’s end, with a few tweaks to the formula (including a greater emphasis on local sharing of stages, as opposed to worldwide sharing, which has drawn some criticisms). But it’s the original Wii U version that has really captured that Nintendo magic.
Let’s celebrate one year of creativity. One year of sharing levels. One year of agonizing, Mario-based frustration. Why not celebrate by making another Mario Maker level?