Super Mario Maker
It’s a no-brainer that Super Mario Maker will be an excellent t for the 3DS. After all, much of the fun is derived from the course creation tools that graced the Wii U, which gave rise to some truly ingenious courses for the world to enjoy. The Wii U’s dual-screen setup translates beautifully to the 3DS hardware (with some minor tweaks), though the same cannot be said for the removal of key features, namely Mystery Mushroom (read: amiibo) support and online sharing being limited to StreetPass. While you can still play and download user-created courses, there is no means to lter them in a meaningful manner, save for difficulty.
The game opens with Yamamura Lessons, a series of course-building tutorials that can be dropped and picked up at a later time. As if to make up for the omission, Nintendo has put together 100 courses that are spread across 18 worlds – each with two medal objectives to achieve. These are genuinely fun, as you’ll need to pull every trick in the book to fulfill the various conditions. New objects and tools are also unlocked upon the completion of each world, while the 100 Mario Challenge mode returns to let you tackle a random set of custom courses with 100 lives at your disposal.
Loads of fun, despite the limitation in online sharing.