Can we just get Mario Maker on Switch now?



Nintendo snuck out a brief Direct the other day and among the announcements, we saw a few more Wii U titles making their way to the Switch. Both Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Hyrule Warriors will soon be playable on the Switch with some additions. 

As Nintendo makes every effort to leave the Wii U in its rear-view mirror, it seems to be slowly porting over every big release from the forgotten son of its library. It's great news for Switch owners, but as a Wii U owner, I feel like the console's greatest gem is getting shafted. Can I just get a Mario Maker port, please? 

I know everyone is worried about Smash making its way to the current gen, but I'd gladly throw it aside if I could make my own custom Mario stages on my Switch. 

I know it wouldn't be an easy fix. After all the Wii U's dual-screen functionality is what made Mario Maker work. That's why it comfortably found a home the 3DS, but that version is a shell of the game's former glory. With a few changes to functionality, Mario Maker could find a home on Nintendo's latest console.

For starters, level editing would more than likely be limited to handheld mode. It wouldn't be impossible but using a controller to navigate the level editor sounds like a nightmare. On top of that getting a capacitive stylus for the Switch would probably make level editing a hell of a lot more enjoyable. 

Before the Switch caught fire with games like Mario Odyssey and Breath of the Wild, Mario Maker was the proof that Nintendo still had amazing ideas up its sleeves. Now it just needs to get it on a platform people actually own. For all I know they're hard at work on a brand new Mario Maker for Switch, but until any sort of announcement happens all I can do is shout my desire into the void. So thanks for humoring me, I guess?

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