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Questions tagged [super-mario-maker]

Super Mario Maker is a side-scrolling platform game creation system and video game. It was developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii U video game console, and released worldwide in September 2015.

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How did the visual vocabulary of Super Mario Maker become standardized? [closed]

For instance, a Z shape made with tracks indicates that the player should spin-jump. A track-square seems to be flexible, meaning that something should happen in that box (e.g., bouncing off something)...
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What should I check to ensure my level is enjoyable/not flawed before uploading? [closed]

What are some of the things that are objectively advisable to check in your level before uploading? For example, it may be a good idea to check for softlocks, key-death, unintended strategies. Can ...
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In Super Mario Maker what kills Super Mario instantly but not normal Mario?

In Super Mario Maker (Wii U specifically) what kills Super Mario instantly but without turning him into normal (little) Mario? My son wants to make a level where becoming Super Mario is bad and you ...
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What is missing from Mario Maker for 3DS?

I have heard/read from multiple places that Mario Maker for 3DS is a good port, except that it lacks the ability to share levels online. I am confused by what this means, however, as Mario Maker doesn'...
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Reproducing original Mario levels in Mario Maker?

In Super Mario Maker, with all the extra changes and removed elements, is it possible to create a level that is exactly like an original level in Super Mario Bros 1, 3, Super Mario World or Super ...
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Switch user profile in Super Mario Maker 3DS

We bought Super Mario Maker for my sons birthday. He played the game first, and it is linked to his profile/mii. For the life of me, I can't find a way to switch to my own profile/mii. I searched the ...
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I can't leave a comment or star levels, why?

Could it be because the one I'm trying to star or comment uses my same system?
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How many stars do you need to get all the badges?

Ok so I have been playing Super Mario Maker for a long time now (almost 2 years) and I have only gotten about 14 stars (at the time of this question). I think i have only gotten 1 badge (again at the ...
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Super Mario Maker: Course Comments

I see all these questions on how to turn them off so they don't see them. But, I want to know how to disable people from making comments on my stage when they are in the level, but can still comment ...
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How are 100 Mario Challenges difficulty determined?

So anyone who has played enough mario maker probably has had their share of the 100 mario challenges. I'm wondering exactly what determines what difficulty an uploaded level gets. Maybe the number of ...
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Do you need to scan the 30th anniversary mario amiibo everytime to use the extra stuff

Do you need to scan the 30th anniversary mario amiibo everytime to use the extra stuff that the amiibo gives. Or can you only do it once, meaning you could borrow it from someone?
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Is there a way to revert tool order customizations?

When looking at all available tool palettes, it's possible to switch where tools are located on the palette list by activating the Customize button. Is there an easy way to undo all such ...
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When Nintendo deletes a level you made in Super Mario Maker, can you still play it in "MY COURSES?

Right now I don't have Internet and I have Super Mario Maker on Wii U. I made a variety of levels, ready to upload them when I have Internet again. I found out that if levels are so unpopular and ...
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Play a course created by another local user

In Super Mario Maker, I've created a course under my user profile. I would like my son to be able to play that course. Is this possible without publishing the course?
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Why am I much faster than the record, but not the record holder?

When playing other courses, some times it says the existing record is 99:59.999 seconds. I was obviously much faster, but I didn't get the record. What's gives? Also why is that such a common time to ...
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Are there any physics differences between styles in Mario Maker

Mario Maker allows you to change the game style when making levels so that it will look like Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros 3, Super Mario World, or New Super Mario Bros. The original games from ...
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Super Mario Maker startup

My son is getting Super Mario Maker for Christmas. He has plenty of experience with the Mario side-scrollers. Will he be able to put the disc in and go, or does the game require any initial setup? ...
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Is there a time limit in Super Mario Maker?

I was playing this game on Wii-U yesterday at a retail store, but each time I was only allotted 10 minutes. Is this a feature of the game itself or is this a feature of the demo game? What I mean ...
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Is there a way to check your level stats online?

I've been spending a decent amount of time creating levels in Super Mario Maker. I was curious if there is any way to check your level's stats online or if it can only be checked in-game.
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What do I need to do to be able to upload more levels?

I've almost reached the level upload cap, and while I was hoping that my tenth star might net me a new badge and allow me to upload more levels...it did not. I've assumed that my next badge would ...
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How can I find Mario Maker courses for a specific user?

How can you find the courses for a certain user? There appears to be a way to find a course in game using a course id but not for a user. I've been using that as a work around by finding a given ...
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What are the max amount of items that can be placed in Mario Maker?

What is the maximum amount of enemies, doors, and teleport pipes that you can place in Mario Maker? I have ran into the issue before where I cannot place any more enemies. I have a great idea for a ...
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How can I play the levels I created to a world in Super Mario Maker? [duplicate]

I have created four levels in Super Marion Maker - they form a world. Nintendo says on their site that you simply press the play icon. I do not see any "play" icon anywhere. I can only play the levels ...
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Can levels be saved and shared offline?

I'm thinking about buying Super Mario Maker, but am worried about what will become of the game some years from now, when Nintendo shut down its servers. Sure, we will still be able to create new ...
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Is there a way to make horizontally-flying Koopa Paratroopas?

In "Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels", there were certain winged green Koopa Troopas that would fly back and forth between a set area of a level, similar to how Red Parakoopas would fly up and down ...
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How can I control the duration of a song?

So for boss battles I like to play the Boss Music (example), but the Music only plays for a short while then stops. What's more, the length of time it plays for is inconsistent. I'm not sure if this ...
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How to add a comment without starring a course in Mario Maker?

When you try to add a comment to a level in Mario Maker, it automatically gives the level a star which doesn't seem to be undoable. There are times I would like to give a course criticism without ...
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How can I play my own courses without uploading them?

Whenever I save a course, it goes into the "World" levels, but I can't find that world window other than when saving. How can I play my own levels without uploading each of them and is it possible ...
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How to unlock new blocks and items?

What actions contribute to unlocking new blocks? Is it based on how many blocks you put down in the level creator and if so, is it possible to just fill the screen with blocks until I have everything ...
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How do I enable movement trail

I saw a video of someone using Mario Maker and when they would press "Play" and run around and then die or press "Edit", it would show the path of where Mario was moving. How do I enable this? Is ...
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How do I make Bowser / Bowser Jr. throw hammers?

I played a level online where it looked like Bowser Jr. threw hammers. I know Bowser does this in the original game. I tried dragging a Hammer Bros. onto them, but this just replaces them with the ...
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Make mushroom/fire flower blocks alternate

If you've played the original Super Mario Bros., you've probably noticed that blocks can contain a Mushroom or Fire Flower depending on if you're big or not. However, in Super Mario Maker, putting a ...
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How do you unstar a level in Super Mario Maker?

In Super Mario Maker you may give levels a star. This indicates you really enjoyed the level and adds it to a special list (essentially your favourites list). Is there any way to remove levels from ...
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How do I make flying enemies?

I figured all I had to do to make flying enemies was attach a set of wings to them, but doing so just turns them into hopping enemies, not flying ones. How do I make flying enemies? Is there a ...
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Codes in book that comes with the game

The Super Mario Maker book (also available on Nintendo's website) has a number of pictures in it with a key icon followed by a 4-digit number. I assume these are used in-game somewhere... but what ...