Nintendo Hosts a Mario Level-Design Workshop at the Los Angeles Public Library

Kids of All Ages Built Levels Together in Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS Using Tips from Nintendo Experts

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– With the Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DSgame, which recently launched exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, players of all ages can play a wide assortment of fun Super Mario courses, as well as create their own wild courses using the game’s intuitive interface. To highlight the engaging creation aspect of the portable game, Nintendo teamed up with the City Dads Group – an organization focused on giving dads a network to bond with their children and fellow parents – to bring an interactive “Build, Play, Share” workshop to the Los Angeles Public Library. Hosted by Nintendo game experts on Jan. 27, the workshop provided a fun space for families and local teens to enjoy building together. But in this case, instead of building something physical in the real world, participants learned to build virtual courses in the world of Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS. read more

Teaching Video Game Level Design with Super Mario Maker

Nintendo Teams Up with the San Francisco Public Library to Teach Kids Basic Video Game Design

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Answering the nationwide call for digital learning among children, Nintendo worked with the San Francisco Public Library to host an event to teach kids about the basics of video game design. As technology evolves and becomes a larger part of everyday lives, schools and families are exploring new ways to introduce technology-inspired programs to teach children important skills like coding, programming and video game design. The Super Mario Maker game for the Wii U console, which launched in September to strong reviews and sales, focuses on the joy and creativity that goes into designing Super Mario Bros. levels using a variety of intuitive tools. This fun introduction to design is the perfect match for kids interested in learning more about how video game level design works. read more

Dec. 21 Super Mario Maker Update Adds Never-Before-Seen Items, Bookmark Web Portal

Use Computers, Tablets and Smartphones to Find Levels and Queue Them up to Play

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The courses in Super Mario Maker are about to get even more interesting – and a lot easier to find. A free Dec. 21 update will deliver a new set of never-before-seen items for players to use as they create courses in the Wii U game. On the same day, Nintendo launches a Web portal called Super Mario Maker Bookmark that lets players search for courses to play by using their computer, tablet or smartphone. read more

Super Mario Maker Revs Up with Free New Content Created by Mercedes-Benz

Wii U Owners Can Play a New Event Course and Unlock a Vehicle-Themed Costume

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Mercedes-Benz has created an original Super Mario Maker Event Course that will be delivered with a special costume for players to unlock at no additional charge. The course, called Mercedes-Benz Jump’n’Drive, arrives today and includes an unlockable Mercedes-Benz GLA costume that shows Mario in the driver’s seat. Once players unlock it by completing the level, they can add it to their collection of Mystery Mushroom costumes. read more

Nintendo New Software Update Brings Mid-Level Checkpoints and New Courses to Super Mario Maker

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– On Nov. 4, a free software update for the Super Mario Maker game brings new content to the hit title for the Wii U console. These include the ability to add mid-level checkpoints to levels, as well as the addition of Course World categories that highlight new levels from Nintendo and partner creators outside Nintendo. To date, players have uploaded more than 3.3 million levels globally, and these new features add even more ways to play and create in the game than ever before. read more

Super Mario Maker Drives 110% Lift in Wii U Hardware Sales

The ability to create, play and share your own unique Super Mario levels was a dream 30 years in the making for Mario fans. Turns out it was also a great reason to jump into the Wii U experience. The Super Mario Makergame for theWii U consolelaunched in the U.S. on Sept. 11 and sold nearly 445,000 combined units in its first three weeks (Sept. 11, 2015 – Oct. 3, 2015), bringing the lifetime total to more than 500,000 combined units in the U.S. alone (Sept. 11 – Oct. 19, 2015). Perhaps the biggest impact however has been on hardware sales. For the full month of September, sales of Wii U hardware in the United States increased by nearly 110 percent over sales in August. Software sells hardware and no one sells hardware like Mario. read more

Super Mario Maker Has Sold 1 Million Units Globally

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– For the last 30 years, Super Mario fans have proved to be some of the most passionate, loyal and dedicated video game fans on the planet. Traditionally that fervor has been most clearly measured by unit sales, and with more than 310 million units sold and counting in the Super Mario franchise, that fervor is historic. And now, with the recent release of the Super Mario Makergamefor the Wii U console, Nintendo has a new way to measure fan engagement: level creation. read more

Super Mario Maker Lets You Create Super Mario Bros. Levels and Share Them with the World

Enter a Virtual Playroom to Create Levels, Play Levels Created by Others and Experience Mario Like Never Before

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Flying Piranha Plants? Bill Blasters that shoot helpful coins instead of dangerous Bullet Bills? A level full of 20-Goomba-high stacks, dozens of trampolines and Hammer Bros. flying in Koopa Clown Cars? Mamma mia! read more

Super Mario Maker Takes Nintendo’s Partnership with GameTruck to the Next Level

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– After providing a truckload of ink-flying action to parties across the country this summer with the Splatoon game, GameTruck is once again partnering with Nintendo to bring the Super Mario Maker game to its fleet of game trucks. Starting on Sept. 18, more than 100 GameTruck vehicles will feature the upcoming game, launching exclusively for Wii U consoles on the 11th of September. Super Mario Maker lets players create their own Super Mario Bros. levels, share them online and play a near-limitless number of levels from people all over the world. read more