Jun 6th, 2014


A photo surfaced yesterday of the supposed Nintendo booth currently being set up at the Los Angeles Convention Center for E3 this year. You can see several kiosks set to hold consoles that will play demos, but one of the kiosks has an ad for something called Mario Maker. It uses the graphics from the original Super Mario Bros. game on NES and if the name is any hint, it appears to be a level editor featuring those sprites.

This follows right along in the footsteps of the NES Remix series, which might be something Nintendo is planning on expanding. Of course a picture doesn’t really give you any idea what might be behind the name, but if we were to guess we’re expecting Nintendo to release a community creation tool to allow fans to create their own Mario levels and upload them via Miiverse or some other means for other players to have fun with. That would be pretty neat, eh?

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  • Marlon Frijters

    And the pictures in the back confirm a new Animal Crossing Pink Wide World, Pikachu’s Adventure Land 2 and Yarn Kirby’s Fresh Icecream Land 3D! What an E3:D

    • Brad

      or yanoe … Smash Bros

    • PrincessKairi

      They look more like NFC figures, could they be used in Mario Maker? Imagine having pikachu running a Mario stage lol

  • “Sean” jjbredesen

    That would make sense, as it would use the gamepad in an interesting way, i think it looks really legit, who the hell would find a stage and then build a booth on it, just of the laugh?

    Don’t think it is photoshoped either, so yeah this one is legit, and if it is like it says in the article that would be really cool!

    • Marlon Frijters

      It surely makes sense, i think it will be crossplatform for 3DS and Wii U.. It would be ideal to make levels on the go with your 3DS and play them on your Wii U.. Great!

  • CEObrainz

    If they introduce a stage creation tool for New Super Mario Bros U then I could see the game selling more units, especially if they allow users to upload their speed runs to YouTube in a similar fashion to Mario Kart 8.

    • matthew garcia

      This sounds kinda like little big planet

      • CEObrainz

        Little Big Planet was a good game, so for Nintendo to borrow ideas from there isn’t that bad an idea.

        • matthew garcia

          I always thought Mario done that way would be a blast. Then people online can go and Olay your made up levels

          • CEObrainz

            Yep, finally more people will be introduced to Kaizo Mario style maps.

        • Ducked

          They already borrowed Anti gravity from Crash Nitro Kart , and Cane jumping from DuckTales.

          • CEObrainz

            I owned CNK and the anti gravity in that didn’t feel as good as Mario Kart 8, although given the generations they came out in it makes sense.

          • Ducked

            Mario Kart 8 is 11 years newer so that does give it the advantage lol. I have to say, MK8 has become my favorite MK since Double Dash.

          • Sdudyoy

            Anti gravity could have been taken from F-zero, I think it’s such a common idea that it couldn’t be taken from anyone.

      • Jack5221

        I just hope the level creation process won’t be as long and tedious as it was for Little Big Planet. Creating levels was a lot of fun, but damn, it took forever to create something that was fun, challenging, and lasted more than 5 minutes.

        • matthew garcia

          It was I remember the same also

        • That’s entirely dependent on how much they let you do with logic. I don’t think it will be as simple as just drag and drop but I don’t think it’ll be as wild as LBP by any stretch either.

      • http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/IuuBjN_K0sbf8ckx_2qo9IOUTFXWTisl
        It’s pretty much a Mario version of this Wario Ware DIY game it would seem

    • thedeciderU

      good call. i’d really like some mario 3 assets to play with tbh.

      • CEObrainz

        Yep and maybe Mario World as well…

  • Zuxs13

    Well they did say they would release more GamePad friendly games at E3.

  • Sander van der Ham

    As someone who’s pretty familiar with Mario ROM hacking and the fan-made
    Super Mario Bros. X engine (which pretty much does everything from SMB
    1,2,3 and World and allows adding custom enemies and graphics), I hope I won’t be disappointed.

    Nevertheless, it sounds neat that Nintendo could potentially make an official Mario level editor. 😀 At least sharing levels amongst people would make things a lot more fun.

  • Adrian

    Ew. I hope note. For one it’s stupid, and 2…it won’t sell well.

    • CEObrainz

      You haven’t seen the modding community for these games then, it will sell quite well if done right.

      • Adrian

        I think this is the type of thing that is cool, and neat. But something people will pay for? No, I doubt it. The problem is it’s already been done a million times by modders or just people making a game for fun (Hell I’ve even created Mario variants). I highly doubt most people are interested in playing other people’s levels. But time will tell. I would love it if it explodes and sells like MK8, but I don’t see much appeal or longevity myself.

    • Jack5221

      1. Not everyone shares your opinion. And why on earth would you call something like that stupid if you’ve never even tried it? Creating levels and being able to upload levels to Miiverse for others to try out sounds like fun. (Assuming its real)

      2. It won’t sell well? Since you can see into the future, mind sharing all the games that will be revealed at E3 four days early?

      • Adrian

        Whoa there super easily offended Nintendo diehard. It’s just an opinion, chill out. And hey if it sells well I will be surprised, and wrong. At that point feel free to tell me you told me so.

        • eafd

          He was mad because you where making assumption that you had no basis on. So you have no idea what the game will be, and since you’re not a psychic you don’t know if it will sell well.

        • Jack5221

          Lol. Im not mad, nor am I offended. It annoys me though, how you claim something to be stupid when you’ve never even tried it. (AGAIN, Assuming this photo / game is real)

    • insomniac

      i have been making NSMBW levels for a couple years now and i can tell you that a Mario maker WILL sell provided it is done right.
      But on another note, are those all WiiU games?
      because i see animal crossing and pokemon in there.
      why would they have animal crossing 3DS there?
      i think we will see animal crossing U (fingers crossed)
      and i think the pokemon game is that Poke’ken game
      also it looks like a Kirby game back there.
      unless those are smash booths then im just…………ahhhhhh

      • Adrian

        If this was a DLC for NSMBU then I could see it being moderately popular. A full retail game? I dunno. And if a true Pokémon RPG came to WiiU (which it won’t) I would buy it day one and take time off work.

        • insomniac

          who said it was a full retail release? we know nothing about it.
          but honestly fo maybe $10 r $15 i think its great item. we all know the wont bring a true pokemon RPG game to wii u. but thats not what that pokeken rumor was about.

        • insomniac

          Told you this was real……i had the feeling

          • Adrian

            Now we just wait to see if it actually sells more than any other random unpopular Nintendo game.

  • Gabe Hoffman

    This actually makes quite a bit of sense. It would surely make good use of the gamepad and people have been begging for a level editor in Mario for years.

  • J_Joestar

    But can it let you make something like


    • Josiah Parsons

      Someone will, I assure you.

      • Jorge Diaz

        Not if they’re limiting us to those Super Mario Bro’s 1 designs I see in the poster >.< But surely some cool features will be added we can hope…

        • Pablo Lavín

          If they want to make something better than NES Remix, it needs NES,SNES,and Wii Styles.

        • WarioForever

          I’m already making NSMBW levels with Reggie level editor. I’ts really cool. And yes , I agree with you, it would be cool to have offical Nintendo level editor, but surely they’ll limit us like they did with Smash Bros Brawl.

          • Dark Link

            Speaking on a different topic I would not mind seeing a new Wario World game. I like Wario World for GC, it was fun albeit short.

          • WarioForever

            I agree with you.

        • bob

          It would be nice if this could be used with new super mario/luigi. That would be awesome to create some crazy levels and share it. I could see that really brining some people to the wii u just for that.

    • MerryBlind .

      Wow. This is fucking amazing.

    • CharlesAnderson

      I hope not.

  • palomino blue

    Would be awesome if it would use all the sprites from the Remix series and allow you to make your own remix challenges. Just a Mario Bros. level editor seems a little behind the curve unless they offer some really unique ways to play with it.

  • MerryBlind .

    Mario + LittleBigPlanet. Hmm….

  • Frankie

    This is really cool, kinda sucks some idiot ruined the surprise though.

    • BarbieOnWeed

      We don´t know what it is yet.

      • Frankie

        But now we are expecting something, before this we were not.

  • Scott Duperree

    I am thinking that generally Nintendo’s E3 area looks a lot nicer than this, and I know the picture is low quality, but the poster seems low quality too…

  • Jim Smith
    • Zuxs13

      Be cool if it was, a Wave race game, a star fox, mario sunshine HD. Especially if they all came out this year. But why was the picture taken on a bed? and why would the release a “line up ” sheet to anyone? These are all usually fake. Why would a company release a sheet of part that is easily copied to anyone other than those directly involved in thee production of the Digital Event or presentations? No one the runs E3 needs to know what Nintendo is revealing nor would Nintendo hand them a sheet if paper if the required to know.

      • LordiMcKill

        Plus no mention of the Mario Maker which judging by the picture it probably is true that we get to make our own Mario levels.

      • CharlesAnderson

        …and why is that man wearing red nail polish?

    • MujuraNoKamen

      “XenoMech saga”? fake!!!

  • Ducked

    A Mario Maker game would be awesome. I haven’t really thought of it before, but it would be a great game for use of the Wii U Gamepad. I’d buy it, but I wouldn’t be paying $50 for it.

  • Dáibhí wotshissurname

    3DS PLZ?!?!?!

  • Kenshin0011

    What about this? I feel like the pictured leak in this article above of Mario Maker is more believable, though who knows, this might be real too….maybe.

    • Kenshin0011

      Assuming this might be real, I honestly it’s a bit underwhelming. I feel the list is taken up largely of titles that we’ve been hearing about for YEARS (Xenoblade, Bayonetta 2, Yarn Yoshi, etc.). There really isn’t anything surprising or jaw dropping. Where is Miyamoto’s new IP? Maybe it’s “Nintendo U”, but what’s that? I just hope we see something brand new and never before seen

      • MujuraNoKamen

        I hope it’s not real too for the exact same reasons (the hell is Nintendo U? lol).

      • Yousif Alromaithi

        i have rumors of Castlevania Symphony of The Night 2 coming 3DS. i bet it is true. Lord of Shadows sold bad. Bringing back Castlevania to Nintendo helps.

    • MerryBlind .

      So fake it’s not even funny.

      • You can tell it’s real because it’s printed out. It’s completely impossible to fake something on paper.

        • MerryBlind .

          Ah yeah you’re right. Didn’t realized that. My bad!

        • iamserious

          And in the comfort of one’s own bedroom it seems!

    • brandon

      I have no idea if this paper is authentic or not, but did anyone notice “star fox” 3ds?

  • Shagrath1983

    i know this is off topic but when is Wii u daily gonna have a mario kart 8 tourney or for that matter a clan for wars?

  • supersean

    I’m going to say fake just because the graphics don’t match the rest of the stations in the background. If it kept with the theme it would just be a big picture oh Mario. I also think the font used for title wouldn’t be so simple. It would have been very easy for someone to put that image over whatever was there originally in photoshop.

    • MujuraNoKamen

      Very true and also if they managed to get a photo of the demo stations why not share with us X’s real name? NFC figures? what else is new? I’d have hoped that Mario Maker would have been one of the less interesting demos.

  • paulthevgking

    fake. one, its in a row of smash bros stations, its so out of place. Two, the hand in that art is the same in the nintendo land promo pictures

  • Didn’t they do that, for like, the N64DD, and the Virtual Boy?

    You know, the failing consoles?
    What do I know.

  • gamesplayswill

    Ah… it appears I just let myself go down there…

    Honestly though! Me and a few friends have wanted this FOR A LONG WHILE.

  • bistricky

    Love it …… E3 is going to be great. Wish I could have gone to it …. maybe next year …. 😀 Cheers

  • MujuraNoKamen

    I kind of like the sound of this providing of course that it isn’t an extremely limited level editor.
    But at the same time I’m kind of disappointed it’s just so… predictable OK maybe not predictable cus I certainly didn’t see Mario Maker coming but another Mario spin-off was to be expected. But come on where’s the new IP, the new Metroid, crossover games?
    And if this is a 3DS title then I bet this is going to be the subject of that presentaion when we were really hoping for something with a bit more bite like Bravely Second or Monolith’s super-secret 3DS project.

  • Someone Cool

    Unless you make your own 8bit smash bros character with it then I’d say it’s fake.

  • Magnus Eriksson

    I think its a good idea. Especially if they include some share function.

  • That guy who hates Spike

    If this is true, I will refer to the Wii U as the Mario console. Having New Super Mario Bros. U, New Super Luigi U, Super Mario 3D World and now this! And it’s only a year and a half old.

  • Too me this sounds like running out of ideas but obviously everyone else seems very excited.

  • Justin Carlson

    Who cares about mario maker… Animal Crossing U FTW!

    • That guy who hates Spike

      It hasn’t even been a year since New Leaf though.

  • Sdudyoy

    Strange how cameras always become blurry when people are showing somthing “Real”, I don’t think it’s real my self, the other pictures behind the Mario maker one are way to plain compared to the Mario maker one, and as someone else pointed out the hand is a direct rip of the Balloon fight mini game from Nintendo land, seems a bit lazy.

    • Xtuz

      Could be a zoomed image…

      • Sdudyoy

        I edited that image, you can look it up if you want.

        • Jay-Russell

          And Nintendo as spoken! Mario Maker is real.

          • Sdudyoy

            Yup, and I happy to say I was wrong!

          • Jay-Russell

            IKR! It’s a good day to be a nintendo fan! 😀

  • ShortyStock

    I swear, if this is for 3DS…

  • thedeciderU

    i know people have made their own game hacks in emulators, but this would be amazing as a huge mario platforming fan. imagine if they make it like little big planet, where you can post your content online, have a favorites (most played) list, high scores, etc. if this comes to wiiu it is a day one buy. if only 3ds, i will pass. i only have so much money. please come to wiiu!

  • Leo

    The modding community for Mario is HUGE! This would be great! Lets hope its real!

  • Will the3rd

    … for me it’s already official but… they plan to save the WiiU with this… I mean…

  • Andrew Gonzalez

    Please no more leaks 🙁

  • LevenThumps

    This sounds very interesting, and I haven’t been really interested in a 2D Mario for a while. I would love to be able to create my own levels and play others online.

    Also, are those Animal Crossing and Pokemon Wii U booths behind Mario Maker?

    • X3Charlie

      Looks like smash bros art thought, so it’s prolly just that.

      • LevenThumps

        I agree. After looking closely, I think I see a Smash Bros. sign hanging above the other booths.

  • paulthevgking

    wait…. how can that be a booth!?!?! if a mario level maker was a public demo booth, you would wait hours on a line while some person either spamming a block everywhere, a guy who takes a hour just to think of what it would look like and another hour to make it, or a kid who is like the 1st guy and just spams shit. I still call fake considering nintendo likes to cover up the booths until show day.

  • Sounds boring. If I wanted to make video games I would.

  • Dark Link

    If Nintendo does this, they can build an engine using all the side scrolling Mario sprites, levels, animations, etc.(from SMB1 to NSMBU) to create a game to create Mario levels to share online just like LBP. This would be greatly appreciated and long overdue. Make it happen Nintendo

  • Allvalve

    StarFox Wii U at E3. “Hold still and let me shoot you”.