Super Mario Maker 2 is an incredibly rich game. In addition to its permissive and intuitive creative mode, today it allows us to create our own worlds, integrate many bosses and thus give birth to a completely new game. But by offering an infinite number of levels thanks to the community, Wouldn't it risk making the Super Mario Bros series obsolete?. 2D ?
Super Mario Bros. celebrates its 35 years this year. Without having invented the 2D platform game, he will have built the real bases, some of which are now an integral part of game design, all genres combined. The episodes have multiplied and the latest is New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, released on Nintendo Switch in 2019. Even if the opuses maintain a certain quality and always gain commercial success, it must be recognized that the series is starting to go round in circles. Nintendo however capitalizes on the saga and its cult gameplay, until you get out 2015 on Wii U a brand new game : Super Mario Maker. This title accompanied by a level editor allows players to create stages with all the assets and skins of different Super Mario Bros.. 2D. Easy to learn, it allows to draw in the environments, the enemies, crates and other well-known objects of the license. It is a critical success, but the fate of the Wii U hampered its commercial achievement. Super Mario Maker was then ported to Nintendo 3DS in a lighter version in terms of its community aspect. Was, the opposite effect occurs : the portable console enjoys great popularity, but the reception by the press is less enthusiastic, the fault with the limits of the machine.
The semi-failure of the Wii U was subsequently swept aside by the undisputed success of the Switch. The latter notably hosts games from the previous generation, in more generous versions, including past DLC. This is the case for example with Mario Kart 8 ou Hyrule Warriors. In the midst of these returns, this is a real second episode of Super Mario Maker that comes to the fore. He benefits from a good treatment with the arrival of very important news for the community (like the slopes, objectives and a host of new objects. Thanks to free updates, Super Mario Maker 2 ended up integrating the long-awaited creation of worlds and the integration of new bosses : From now on, you can make a Super Mario Bros. in full.
This is great news to empower gamers to create endless new games inspired by their favorite Super Mario. But taking a step back, impossible not to wonder if with Super Mario Maker and its inexhaustible content, Nintendo didn't just kill its Super Mario Bros series. 2D. Now, we can make it with a shovel, from A to Z and with the style of our choice ... It's true, not everyone has the skills of Nintendo developers, but many players have stood out and have proven that they have mastered the secrets of good level design, combining original ideas, crazy and sometimes, awesome.
So, how Nintendo could manage to release a new episode, successor to the New Super Mario Bros. Wii for example, hoping to compete with the density of what Super Mario Maker offers ? By revolutionizing the series perhaps ? Nintendo could always invent new costumes, enemies and backgrounds that would not be integrated into Super Mario Maker. However that might not be enough : real game design variations seem necessary. Maybe with new characters, techniques or skills, environments totally out of step with the previous ones and ,Let's be crazy, a much deeper scenario (No harm done), Super Mario Bros. would have chances to renew.
Moreover, approaching 35 years of Super Mario, Nintendo tries a new experience : a competitive online game (Nintendo Switch Online subscription is required) at 35 players under the model of a battle royale. The title will be available to subscribers between October 1 and 31 mars 2021. An original approach which proves that it is still possible to capitalize on the license, but no “true” new episode in sight. Nintendo seems to want to continue to bring the essence of the series to life, but taking other approaches.
”"Between sharing levels of Super Mario Maker, Super Mario Bros compilations. the portages, remasters, remakes or the retro catalog of Nintendo Switch Online, we are not ready to bury the concept of the 2D platform game. However, Nintendo will have to renew its genius to tackle a real new opus that would not repeat with what Super Mario Maker fans have seen these last elders. Fortunately, the general public remains, who appreciate the side “turnkey” from the Mario Bros 2D series, which requires less commitment than the community aspect of SMMs.
The problem is that the last 2D marios were clearly unambitious by Nintendo.…no inventions and novelties as in the years 80/90
A true 2D Mario made by Nintendo will always be way above any level of Mario Maker…
but many players have stood out and have proven that they have mastered the secrets of good level design, combining original ideas, crazy and sometimes, awesome.
And the original ideas are now the property of Nintendo, who can use it again at will. CQFD.
Fortunately, the general public remains, who appreciate the side “turnkey” from the Mario Bros 2D series, which requires less commitment than the community aspect of SMMs.
I consider myself EVERYTHING except General public, and I will love a Mario with a new DA (kind in true 2D but beautiful, à la Rayman) with levels made by game designers and an old-fashioned way..
You generalize too much in your K-Mye articles, we can't categorize players so drastically
Well, a new environment is needed + new gameplay mechanics as Nintendo knows how to find so well and voila .
Mario maker multiplayer 2 locally does not take into account the camera as in Super Mario bros, when you go from super Mario Bros Deluxe to Mario maker in multi local it's very very very unpleasant
Super Mario Bros. celebrates its 35 years this year. Without having invented the 2D platform game
Even without Super Mario Maker, the series is dead since New Super Mario Bros on DS which was the last 2D game where Nintendo tried to bring something new to the series, the Wii and Wii U games have mainly brought multi, and the one on 3DS frankly was dispensable. So it’s more Nintendo themselves who killed the series, where the community brought lots of great ideas to the Maker.
So much the better that that ended the New Super Mario Bros. Thousand Reissue scam
A classic 2d Mario after that will have very little interest. But it would still sell by pallets, we must say what is.
In any case this game is my must-have on Switch (that I mainly bought for that elsewhere, no regrets !)
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