New gameplay footage of Mario Maker, Nintendo’s upcoming do-it-yourself Mario game that lets you make and share levels, has arrived via the GameXplain YouTube channel, and it seems like everything you’d want it to be. Now that Nintendo has confirmed that the physics between tile sets will change to match the game and the video below confirms that you’ll be able to build levels that stretch upward, the whole project seems like it could be the most exciting Mario game potentially ever.
The video shows off the various tile sets you can use, spanning pretty much the big hits you’d want from sidescrolling Mario games, like Super Mario World and Super Mario Bros. 3, but it also includes newer titles like New Super Mario Bros. U, if you’re into that sort of thing. There’s a really neat effect as the tiles all swap one by one in a wave when you switch between games, and the amount of quick and easy customization you have using the Wii U’s Gamepad seems really impressive. It’ll be really exciting to see what madness people make with this thing.
The ability to create and share custom Mario levels is a lot like the promise behind LittleBigPlanet, but with Mario’s famously fantastic physics. It’s an endless supply of Mario levels, and that’s basically the ultimate game to end all games right there as far as I’m concerned.