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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 wi...

 
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Destructoid's top 10 Wii U games (Part 2)

44. That is how many different games were named by Destructoid writers in their top 10 lists. 44 games, of all different genres and types, our writers deemed excellent enough to include in their vote for the Destructoid top 10 games for the...

 
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Review: Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS

Way back in the day, console ports of arcade games were expected to typically pale in comparison to their quarter-sucking counterparts, and we were okay with that. Flash forward twenty or so years and parity is essentially expected between ...

 
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Zelda: Breath of the Wild 15% off at Amazon

Edit: Apparently, this deal also extends to the 3DS version of Mario Maker, Pokémon Sun and Moon, as well as the recent Paper Mario: Color Splash. The article originally stated that the discount stacks w...

 
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This overview video makes the case for Super Mario Maker 3DS

Nintendo is pushing out Super Mario Maker for 3DS right in time for the holidays, and while there's no doubt in my mind that it'll sell well as a portable Mario game, this version leaves a lot to be desired compared to its superior Wii U c...

 
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Super Mario Maker might have amiibo compatibility after all

When Super Mario Maker for 3DS was revealed, Nintendo was quick to note that it would not contain Mystery Mushroom support. It uh...won't have a full online level browser either. So it'll not have two of the biggest features of the game -- ...

 
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Nintendo's not done with the 3DS just yet

In an interview with Bloomberg Japan, Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima mentioned that his company will continue to create software for the 3DS family of systems, even though the Nintendo Switch will be releasing within six months. Prior to th...

 
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Super Mario Maker is also skipping 3D support on 3DS

With the knowledge that the 3DS port of Super Mario Maker won't let creators upload their levels online (they're just sharable locally), this latest omission -- a lack of 3D support -- feels insignificant. That said, I know some people can ...

 
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Super Mario Maker just got a small quality of life patch

Although it's been a while since we've gotten a hefty Super Mario Maker update (outside of the random 8-bit cameo), Nintendo has been regularly patching the game to ensure that it's up to code. That includes the recent 1.43 update, that all...

 
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It's nice to see the Ice Climbers again

Coming off of Babymetal (what a lively comment thread that was!), it makes sense Nintendo would go with something more familiar for the next Super Mario Maker costume. The Ice Climbers? Why, sure! We haven't seen that dynamic duo in a whil...

 
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Even Babymetal is teaming up with Mario Maker

The metal idol group Babymetal is coming to Super Mario Maker as a character costume, which is something I should probably find strange, but don't -- not after the pigeon, Barbara the Bat, and Chitoge Kirisaki. Nintendo has gone to unexpec...

 
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Would you spend over 12 hours trying to beat a Mario level?

I like difficult games as much as the next guy, but I draw the line at trying to best every "insane!" Super Mario Maker level known to man. But given the massive sales it's seen, there's always going to be at least one person in t...

 
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Starfy is coming to Super Mario Maker

Starfy is a lesser-known character from the Nintendo universe, but that might be because he's not wholly owned by Nintendo. In fact, he's co-owned by Tose, creators of the Game & Watch franchise, as the Legend of Starfy games were only ...

 
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Toadette is making her way into Super Mario Maker

When Captain Toad was added to Super Mario Maker, it made sense that Toadette was only a matter of time. Nintendo confirmed her appearance this week as a Mystery Mushroom character, to be added in shortly alongside of the new update charact...

 
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Super Mario Maker's major key and Pink Coin update is live

Super Mario Maker is getting a rather hefty update today in the form of version 1.40. Not only are keys and key doors added to the game, but Pink Coins are arriving as well. This essentially allows you to gate portions behind a boss require...

 
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Super Mario Maker gets the OG Tanooki statue costume

Super Mario Maker keeps the free DLC going with a new Tanooki Statue costume, once again for the 8-bit theme. Hilariously, Mario is behind the statue the entire time, which he can carry accordingly above his head. It's not as genius as...

 
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See Wolf Link and Midna in action in Super Mario Maker

The Wolf Link amiibo that's bundled with Twilight Princess HD comes with an unexpected bonus -- functionality in Super Mario Maker! Using the toy will morph in an 8-bit version for use, which comes with some cute animations and sound e...

 
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Super Mario Maker introduces Barbara the Bat

Nintendo is adding a new event costume to Super Mario Maker in the form of Barbara the Bat. The only reason I know who Barbara is, is from her assist trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and her trophy. It's almost endearing that Ni...

 
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There's a manga character in Mario Maker

Oh, hey, would you look at this video. It's Chitoge Kirisaki from the rom-com manga (and also anime) Nisekoi as a playable character in Super Mario Maker. To unlock her costume, just clear the level "Nisekoi: Chitoge & Kosaki" or "Nisek...

 
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Super Mario Maker is getting the original Pokemon trio

I have to say, Nintendo is doing a bang-up job of celebrating Pokémon's 20th anniversary. Hell, there's already been a ton of fanfare (the Mew event, tons of merchandise worldwide, amiibo restocks, a Splatoon Splatfest, a new 'm...

 
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Oh hey, Professor E. Gadd is coming to Super Mario Maker

Super Mario Maker has been pretty fantastic in terms of its event course and 8-bit sprite offerings (read: free DLC), and this new one is no different. Professor E. Gadd of the Luigi's Mansion series joins the fray, complete with a gho...

 
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Just watching this Mario Maker level gave me PTSD

I'm sure you've all seen hard Mario Maker levels by now, but The Pit of Panga: Cape Escape by the eponymous Panga has to take the cake. It is a bottomless chasm of certain death, fiendish puzzles, and devilish dexterity challenges that seem...

 
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Super Mario Maker is offline until tomorrow

[Update: Nintendo says everything's back to normal. Happy level hunting.] While you can still play and build levels in Super Mario Maker offline, the game's online features are temporarily unavailable while Nintendo fixes a bug in Create mo...

 
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Super Mario Maker sells 1 million in US

Perhaps reassuring on the heels of a (possible, it's still unclear!) new console release (the "NX"), two new Nintendo games have both sold over a million copies. Well, one is more new than the other. Splatoon has actually sold at least two ...

 
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The latest Mario Maker costume is a nod to Super Mario Land

Nintendo has tied another Super Mario Maker costume to a branded level, but at least this time it's based on an existing part of the Mario universe (Super Mario Land), not a real-world car. To earn the Sky Pop plane, you'll have to clear th...

 
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Dtoid Designs: Mario at the Movies Challenge Winners

Before the big ball drops tonight and we close out December and 2015, I must reveal the winners of this month's Dtoid Designs contest. For December, I issued a challenge to see what kinds of wonderful levels you could make based off of a mo...

 
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Sure, I'll take more Mario Maker costumes

So long as Nintendo continues adding costumes to Super Mario Maker, I'll keep unlocking them (except for the Fighter Fly; I simply do not have the skill or patience to beat Gnat Attack on hard mode). EarthBound's own Master Belch and Mr. Sa...

 
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Super Mario Maker course finding website is up

I love me some Super Mario Maker. I think it's one of the coolest things Nintendo has done in years. But its lack of in-game course browsing and searching tools is utterly baffling. The rudimentary tools for finding the levels you want woul...

 
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New Super Mario Maker costume leaked

Looks like those dang dataminers are up to their old tricks again. According to this video by the YouTube channel GameXplain, they've plied their wicked ways on Super Mario Maker and dug up an as of yet unannounced costume from the game's m...

 
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Super Mario Maker is getting a ton of new costumes this week

As I've said recently, Nintendo is doing a commendable job of supporting Super Mario Maker. Sure it still has a ways to go until it becomes the definitive level-making tool it was touted as, but a lot of these updates are getting it one st...

 
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Monster Hunter makes its way into Super Mario Maker

Bring on the event stages and costume rewards, I say!After plowing through all of the new events this week, I'm ready for more. Thankfully, Nintendo and Capcom are willing to oblige, with a Monster Hunter themed 8-bit felyne costu...

 
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Paper Mario is the next Mario Maker costume

Nintendo keeps adding new levels with unlockable costumes to Super Mario Maker, and I'm loving it. The next Mystery Mushroom outfit is based on Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. It's a little weird looking, but that's part of the charm. The cos...

 
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Dtoid Designs: The Mario at the Movies Challenge

Update: The submission period has expired. Thank you to everyone who entered. Dtoid Designs is back for the threequel and this time, it's personal. Originally for the third month of the contest I was going to go with a festive theme that ce...

 
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Dtoid Designs: The five best Un-Mario levels

This month for the second Dtoid Designs contest, I challenged you to use Super Mario Maker to create the Un-Mario level. How exactly does one create a level that doesn't play like it comes from a Super Mario game using only Super Mario asse...

 

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