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Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS

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Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS
スーパーマリオメーカー for ニンテンドー3DS
Sūpā Mario Mēkā for Nintendō 3DS
SMM 3DS NA box.jpg
Cover artwork of Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS
Developer(s): Nintendo Software Technology
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Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Category: Side-scrolling
Players: 1
Predecessor: N/A
Successor: N/A
Release dates
N. America: December 2, 2016[1]
Japan: December 1, 2016[2]
Europe: December 2, 2016[3]
Australia: December 3, 2016[4]
S. Korea: August 3, 2017[5]
USK: 0
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Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS is a handheld port of the Wii U title Super Mario Maker, released in December 2016 for Nintendo 3DS. Rather than focus on online play, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS instead focuses on sharing courses with other player locally.


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Get ready to play a near-infinite number of side-scrolling 2D Mario courses anytime, anywhere!

Earn in-game medals in 100 built-in courses and access recommended courses from the Super Mario Maker™ game on the Wii U™ console. Plus, design courses and share them with other players via the StreetPass™ feature and local wireless**!

Want your cannons to shoot coins? Go for it! In this game, you call the shots, and simple touch-screen controls and interactive tutorials make designing courses a snap. Learn design tips and tricks from Mary O. and Yamamura, then share your masterpieces via the StreetPass™ feature and local wireless. Collaborating has never been easier now that you can share incomplete courses with other players. Finish off a course together and a special icon will commemorate the collaboration. That's one of many reasons that this is the must-play portable Mario™ game for inventive groups of friends and anyone yearning for never-ending Super Mario™ magic.

  • Enjoy a nearly limitless supply of side-scrolling 2D Mario™ courses anytime, anywhere.
  • Take on 100 built-in courses as you tackle the Super Mario Challenge.
  • Create the Super Mario™ courses of your dreams!
  • Play recommended courses from the Super Mario Maker™ game on the Wii U™ console and take on that game's 100 Mario Challenge.
  • Share courses with other players via the StreetPass™ feature and local wireless.
  • For the first time ever, collaborate to make special shared courses.


With exception to the Mystery Mushroom and Big Mushroom, all of the course creation tools, settings, and objects from the Wii U version are available in this game, as well as including an interactive tutorial featuring Mary O. and Yamamura titled "Yamamura's Lessons". Players can also go online to play courses created by other players in the Wii U version, either by looking using the Recommended Courses feature or through 100 Mario Challenge; it is not possible to search for courses by code in this version of the game. In addition to this, players can also play the Super Mario Challenge, consisting of 100 pre-made courses from Nintendo, which also include medal challenges that require a certain objective to be completed in the course.

Rather than posting courses online, players can instead share courses with each other using local wireless or through StreetPass. Players can also send incomplete courses to other players in order to collaborate.[6]

Notably, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS does not support the stereoscopic 3D feature of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems in any fashion, regardless of the model of system being played on.

Technical details

Technical details
Media: Nintendo 3DS Game Card
Digital download
Download size: 2,929 blocks
Supported features: Nintendo Network, Local Play, StreetPass, SpotPass
Input / compatible controllers: Nintendo 3DS


Version no. Release date(s) Description
1.02[7] December 1, 2016 Allows the game to access Recommended Courses and 100 Mario Challenge, fixes various issues.
1.03[8] April 27, 2017 Issue fixes.
1.47 November 7, 2017 Issue fixes.


External links


  1. Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS on the official Nintendo website. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  2. Nintendo 3DS Direct 2016.9.1 プレゼンテーション映像. Nintendo 公式チャンネル (YouTube; September 1, 2016). Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  3. Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS on the European Nintendo website. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  4. "Grab your hard hats! #SuperMarioMaker for Nintendo #3DS arrives on 03/12 in AU/NZ! #NintendoDirect" Nintendo AU NZ on Twitter (September 1, 2016). Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  5. Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS on Nintendo of Korea's website. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  6. Nintendo 3DS Direct 9.1.2016. Nintendo (YouTube; September 1, 2016). Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  7. Super Mario Maker: new update available (Wii U: Ver. 1.45 / 3DS: Ver. 1.02). Perfectly Nintendo (December 1, 2016). Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  8. Super Mario Maker update out now (version 1.46 Wii U, version 1.03 3DS). Nintendo Everything (April 27, 2017. Retrieved April 28, 2017.

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