This Day in Video Game History – September 11th, 2015 – Super Mario Maker Released for WiiU

A game where players can create their own Mario Bros. Levels was released one year ago today.

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Super Mario Maker, developed and published by Nintendo, was released in North America and Europe on September 11th, 2015 exclusively for the Nintendo WiiU home console. Courtesy: Nintendo

Super Mario Maker, developed and published by Nintendo, was released in North America and Europe on September 11th, 2015 exclusively for the Nintendo WiiU home console.

The main feature of Super Mario Maker is the ability to create, design, share, and play your own levels and the levels of others based on the classic Super Mario Bros. Platforming franchise. Mario Maker lets players create levels based on four “themes,” the original Super Mario Bros. And Super Mario Bros. 3 for the NES, Super Mario World for the SNES and New Super Bros. For the WiiU.

Players can get creative with a variety of items and power-ups, some of which were not originally featured in the various games that are available as themes. Aside from creating their own levels, players can also play the creations of others through online features.

Another notable feature in Mario Maker is the Mystery Mushroom. Although limited to the original Super Mario Bros. Theme, this allows players to unlock costumes based on numerous classic characters from Mario games (such as Peach), other Nintendo games (such as Samus or Pikachu), and even Hello Kitty, Shaun the Sheep, and many others.

Many new items and features have been added as DLC since the original release, such as mid-level checkpoints, new Mystery Mushroom costumes, and more. The game was a hit with critics and players as has to date sold over 3.6 million copies around the globe. A 3DS version is set to release this December.

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