It’s fair to say we have been super excited about the release of this game, to Ollie and I our formative teenage years contained many many hours with our beloved Mario and Luigi, in fact probably more hours than we should so when we heard about the celebratory 30th anniversary game Super Mario Maker we were itching to play!
The newest edition to the Mario games for the Wii U has taken many of the best elements from the last 30 years and rolled them into this game but not only that this beauty really is ingenious, with the ability to build levels yourself and then play them it really does take it to the next level of gaming for these plumbers!
Although my 4-year-old did take a while to get the gist of building he is now fully creating levels of his own (albeit sometimes very odd) however the most excited has to be hubs who has spent the last week humming the level complete tune … much to my frustration.
We loved the ability to make some really quirky changes like being able put Mario into a question mark brick and using turtle shells as hats but all the basic parts I loved as a kid are still present and correct with power up, warp pipes, bonus levels, mushrooms and
We have loved this fantastically ingenious game and I am throughly thrilled to have been able to share the magic with our 4-year-old … who is now equally as besotted with these cheeky plumbers and the great thing for him is the game is more than possible for him to play at his own level and then we can up the ante when we play.
The only downside so far … that damn theme tune!
Disclaimer: We were sent a download code for the purposes of this review. All opinions are independently formed by members of The Oliver’s Madhouse.