Miiverse Screenshot

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I got Super Mario Maker this week. When you first play the game, you only have a small number of tools available to make levels with, and as far as I can tell, the only way to unlock more features is to make levels with what few tools you do have.

I was worried when I was first looking into this game that levels would always either be completely uninspired or feel completely out of place. Instead I found that, even with such basic elements, one can easily craft fun, challenging and original levels that would feel right at home in a proper Mario game. Not that there's anything wrong with the more suprising, wackier and... oddly-directed stuff.

It's a shame that the game does not have a video uploading feature, or at least better quality screenshots, so that one may showcase their levels on the Internet, especially since Mario Maker levels are regularly deleted to save server space (which, to be clear, I am not complaining about). I grabbed the one above from the level's Miiverse post. It's obviously not great quality, but what's more, it's also missing two enemies that would appear right away as well as Mario himself.

Overall, I am quite happy with the game and look forward to spending lots of time with it, though. I just hope Nintendo realizes its full potential and fixes its issues through free updates.