Super Mario Maker dated at E3 2015, supports 8-bit Super Mario amiibo

By Stephany Nunneley
16 June 2015 20:38 GMT

Super Mario Maker will allow users to create and share levels they created with others, Nintendo announced at E3 2015 today.

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The Wii U GamePad controller can be used to create levels as easy as sketching out ideas on paper.

Creations will provide players around the world with an endless supply of inventive Mario level and it even comes with a book totaling about 100 pages that illustrates the game’s possibilities.

Nintendo will also release two special Mario amiibo figures, one of which is in classic 8-bit style, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original Super Mario Bros. game.

Tapping these amiibo in Super Mario Maker adds a Big Mushroom power-up to your course, allowing Mario to grow big and bust blocks from any direction, as well as adding a retro visual filter to the game.

In addition, many other amiibo will also be compatible with Super Mario Maker through the use of a new item called the Mystery Mushroom.

This item allows Mario to take the appearance of many other characters, such as Link, Kirby or Wii Fit Trainer, complete with character-specific animations and sound effects. The character costumes can be unlocked by completing the 100 Mario Challenge mode and many can also be unlocked if the player taps the amiibo of the character to the Wii U GamePad.

To coincide with the Super Mario Bros. anniversary, the Super Mario Maker game and the 30th Anniversary amiibo launch on September 11.


Super Mario Maker was known as plain old Mario Maker until this week.

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