Mario Maker 3DS Missing Key Features That Fans Were Wanting
One of Nintendo’s best selling Wii U games, Super Mario Maker, has made its way onto the 3DS handheld systems. Many are excited to delve into creating impossible levels on the go, but the port to 3DS is missing a key feature; uploading your custom Mario courses online.
Like the Wii U version of the game, players will be able to build and create their own custom gauntlets for the Mario Brothers to run through, unfortunately the world will not be able to utilize your hard work and creativity. The only way to share your creations will be through the 3DS’ Street Pass feature or if you and your friends are on a shared wi-fi connection.
Not being able to share your courses also means that there are limitations as to what custom creations you can try out as well. Players will be able to play levels created by Wii U users, but there’s a catch. You will only be able to play courses under the “Recommended Course” tab. That leaves out the ability to search for courses manually.
Nintendo did, however, include nearly 100 new levels specially created by the game’s designers.If you happen to be an optimist, you can look at it like you’re getting an all new Mario game PLUS features from Super Mario Maker. If you play through the Nintendo created courses, you will begin with the classic Super Mario Bros. level 1-1. Players will also be able to earn medals for completing the premade courses.
Another feature that may put a positive spin on the 3DS version is the ability to work as a team to create levels. For the first time, players can collaborate to build epic side scrolling puzzles. You can pass levels back and forth between your friends to edit and add obstacles. Once finished, a special icon will appear to show that the level was a team effort.
What are your thoughts on the 3DS port? Is the ability to search for and share custom courses a key feature for you? Will the missing features change your mind on purchasing the game? We always love to hear back from you so please leave us a comment in the section below and stay tuned with DFTG for all of your gaming news.
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