Not all that surprising, Super Mario Maker is a big fat hit for Nintendo.
Selling more than a million copies all around the world, which has resulted in 2.2 some odd million new levels, and around 75 million playthroughs, Super Mario Maker has enraptured Wii U gamers and Mario fans pretty much everywhere.
“For Mario fans around the world, including myself, Super Mario Maker was a dream 30 years in the making,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “The game has captured and unlocked the imaginations of gaming fans of all ages and brought their dedication to Nintendo to a whole new level.”
Honestly, it kind of is a dream come true, if you’re a Mario devotee. I’ve been a massive fan of the character and his worlds since Nintendo first debuted the plumber in action on the NES way back in the 80s and making my own levels for him to traverse is just about the coolest thing ever. It’s kind of one of those things that you didn’t even know you wanted till you got it.
Monstrously addictive, Super Mario Maker lets you make courses for Mario to run, jump, and stomp his way through using four different graphics sets (Super Mario Bros, SMB3, Super Mario World, and Super New Mario Bros) and is as complete a creation engine as you could imagine. I won’t go any further on with talking about it, as I could write a book about it at this point, and we did already review it (read that here), and I don’t want to repeat too much.
Super Mario Maker is available now, exclusively for the Nintendo Wii U.