Nintendo has announced the Super Mario Maker game for Wii U has already shipped an impressive one million copies, less than a month after it went on sale. The quirky Wii U exclusive allows players to create their own Super Mario levels and share them with the world.
Nintendo is celebrating the Super Mario franchise’s 30th anniversary this year, and also revealed that it has sold more than 310 million units around the world. The system worked so well, Nintendo started planning a whole new crop of 3D SNES games, including a sequel to Star Fox and yes, a 3D Mario game. You’ll be able to create levels from four different Mario styles using pipes, Bowsers, mushrooms and blocks in any way you want.
Of course, it’s hard for Dragon Quest to remain a top seller when it sold nearly 600,000 units in its debut week and is now nearly at 800,000 lifetime sales.
Given the discounted price, it’ll be interesting to see just what buyers will be getting in exchange for their hard-earned dollars. The idea of making the game completely about gathering as much money as possible, fundamentally changed how a Mario game was played.
The trick to loving Super Mario Maker is finding those nuggets of pure gaming gold – and finding your friends’ levels, too, neither of which is made especially easy.
Super Mario Maker is a level creation tool forSuper Mario Bros. I’m not trying to be mean, but come on seriously, you can do better than placing 1000 enemies and calling it a level. Therefore, Super Mario Maker comes at the ideal time, a time in which Nintendo was otherwise struggling.
According to Destructoid, the data hunters have spotted things such as Professor E. Gadd, Baby Mario, the Angry Sun from “Super Mario Bros“. It’s amusing, because my brother had just purchased this game for his Wii U and showed me last night, and while it looked good, I was waiting for a few of these insane levels to hit the Internet.