Super Mario Maker is one of the hottest games ever on the Wii U game console. It has sold like 3.5 million copies because it lets you design fun custom Super Mario levels to relive those old school gaming memories.
I spent many a summer day watching Bob Ross paint on PBS growing up. He made it look so easy and there were never mistakes, only happy little birds and happy little trees. I always figured Bob was high as a MF when he made his show.
The geeks over at A Dumb Thing dressed a guy up in a giant curly ‘fro wig and set him to painting digitally by building a level in Super Mario Maker, using the Wii U’s controller as his artist’s pallette.
Not content with making you make your own game, Nintendo now wants you to make your own wallpaper. Seriously though, the big N’s Super Mario Maker wallpaper editor is an excellent time waster.
The editor’s interface is almost the same as the eponymous Wii U hit, which is fortunate because as of this writing, the website appears to be in Japanese only.
Super Mario Maker is famous for its players’ punishing – and sometimes unbeatable – levels, but it’s also become a way for fans to pay homage to non-Mario games. Here’s one such example, an approximation of the first Mega Man game by YouTuber KHace.
Because of Super Mario Maker‘s limitations – block count, lack of actual Robot Masters – KHace couldn’t perfectly recreate the legendary action platformer.
Gamers are eagerly awaiting Super Mario Maker, which is arriving in a few months and will let fans create and share their own custom Mario levels on the Wii U. Naturally, Nintendo is starting to make some noise.