Super Mario Maker is a creation tool video game which allows users to make levels from the Super Mario series. Players can base their levels on the gameplay and visual style of games including Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, and New Super Mario Bros. U, with players able to change the visual style to different games.
The game was first announced at E3 2014 under the name Mario Maker. The game was conceived as a tool by Nintendo's internal development team, to be used within the company; the game was demonstrated under the new name, on June 14, 2015, during the final round of the Nintendo World Championships 2015 event preceding E3. The game was later released on the 3DS on December 2, 2016, as well as a sequel on June 28, 2019.
Players can scan amiibo to add in a Mystery Mushroom, which transforms Mario into other Nintendo characters based on the figure scanned, or Big Mushrooms, which can be added with Pixel Mario amiibo.
The 3DS version is not compatible with amiibo.
The music and sound effects of the game also change depending on the scanned figures.
The following figures can be used to unlock Big Mushrooms:
The following figures can be used to unlock Mystery Mushrooms:
Other amiibo figures include:
- Mario - Silver Edition
- Mario - Gold Edition
- Dr. Mario
- Zero Suit Samus
- Captain Falcon
- Mr. Game & Watch
- Isabelle (ACHHD)
- Tom Nook (ACAF)
- Tom Nook (ACHHD)
- K.K. Slider
- Timmy Nook
- Lottie (figure)
- Lottie (ACHHD)
- Little Mac
- Completing a mode called "100 Mario Challenge" will unlock the same costumes as the figures.
- Sanrio included Hello Kitty and My Melody in Super Mario Maker as Mystery Mushroom costumes.