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Five Creative Things You Can Do in Super Mario Maker

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Super Mario Maker is inly as creative as you make it, so in order to speed up that process a little bit Alex has chucked together five things you can do in Super Mario Maker to improve your creativity! Follow Alex on Twitter ■ http://www.twitter.com/Alex_Olney Check out our full site ■ http://www.nintendolife.com Like us on Facebook ■ https://www.facebook.com/nintendolife Follow us on Twitter ■ https://www.twitter.com/nintendolife
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RoboMaster122 (7 months ago)
Okay, I like that you made this video, it's very good, but don't we already know most of these ideas?
RoboMaster122 (7 months ago)
Still gonna thumbs it up tho =)
Astronomicql (1 year ago)
too bad the 3ds version fucking sucks, they left out stuff from wii u that they could have easily left in with no problems.
ar8artemiy da player (1 year ago)
what is music from 0:05 ? please answer I have never got any answers
Brody McGhin (1 year ago)
YES!
NerfBroProductions (1 year ago)
Thanks
k599k R (1 year ago)
This was helpful thx
James Calder (1 year ago)
I am getting the game and smm amiibo very soon and will probably be making parody levels and good story levels!
mlwy45 (1 year ago)
I just got this game about 4 or five days ago, I've made two lvls...I instinctivly put secrets in them.
NerfBroProductions (2 years ago)
What music in the beginning called plz comet back
Keelo (1 year ago)
NerfBroProductions Mario land theme song
Lego Chicken (2 years ago)
I made a warp pipe at the start of a really hard level that led to the end of the map
CoreExen (2 years ago)
Now there are keys! Woo!
Keelo (1 year ago)
CoreExen WOO!
tylerino (2 years ago)
nhki my mom told me niot to
there are five tipes of players on smm the noob normal player the creator the pro and panga
Heijmdal (2 years ago)
+Graciela Tieko Yamasaki and the troll
Llewelyn Lang (2 years ago)
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hellorandomperson (2 years ago)
I much agree
Jakob Ingersoll (2 years ago)
I've managed to make a boss out of giant stacked winged thwomps, and instead of using a clown car, I put a bulls-eye bill launcher at the top of the stack and make the way to climb out just a tiny bit too high. By the way, if you want to try it out, it's FDF5-0000-0156-34B6
Rollie GamerPi (2 years ago)
I agree
Mr. Spybot (2 years ago)
I already started themed levels before I watched this video, i made a Chibi Robo and a Overgrowth level, that's right, Overgrowth, where you murder rabbits and parkour.
Rick Harpster (2 years ago)
yes
VIRGINIA CORDOZA (2 years ago)
good video
2 legged giraffe (2 years ago)
You can actually place cannon on enemy and it will turn if enemy turn.
Aidens Channel (2 years ago)
i do
Jinxel (2 years ago)
I just like making roleplay levels....Pretty much it.
Keelo (1 year ago)
Jinxel Sponge bob dose not aprove
Garrett Haught (2 years ago)
can you make a video on how to change bowser to bowser jr
David Jackson (2 years ago)
yes
carlos reyna torres (2 years ago)
is it me, or nintendo life always use the same levels on all his videos?
Callum Clarke (2 years ago)
The last idea is so great it inspired me to do that single idea! if you need to deafet bowser/bowser jnr put a pipe coming from the sealing and put any kind of beatle/koopa troopa in the pipe and you need to kick the shell at the boss. Thanks for the idea Nintendo life and keep up the good work :D.
Pokemon is cool (2 years ago)
ugh ikr i hate it when people assume hard 99% unbeatable extreme = good/fun
Slingnut Seedlings (2 years ago)
1:28 what's the vid cause I watch on iPad and there's no annotations
GRYzonie (2 years ago)
Check this: 769A-0000-0070-1056 You won't regret :)
over_ loadcode (2 years ago)
So... Should I get Mario Maker or 3D World? Everyone I ask says Mario Maker...
Grei (2 years ago)
+G-Dash ShyGuy If you like building and are creative, get Mario Maker. If you like 3D platformers and are not that much of a fan of builders, get 3D world If you're borderline, i still prefer Mario Maker.
Ian N. (2 years ago)
are you born in England?
Keelo (1 year ago)
Ian N. OH YES OH CHAP
Matthew Moore (2 years ago)
you have so many hints on your chanell
The Fire Slime (2 years ago)
i do
Random WEirDneZ (2 years ago)
5. I don't actually think that's new as the Airship tileset actually *encourages* it
suicidarce (2 years ago)
Was 2:43 a Pokemon reference?
Keelo (1 year ago)
MisterBo will never lose his virginity WHAT?
Dietchapstick (2 years ago)
The main problem is that almost everyone expects super hard levels, so when you make a creative , fun, not too hard level, everyone says "wow that level was easy as hell I beat it in one try! U wot m8" honestly I hate designing hard levels because I dont always have enough time to play test it over and over again, I just like making levels that make you think and look around n stuff
Jessica Eachus (2 years ago)
i like super mario maker
Joe Collis (2 years ago)
My problems with this game 1) this concept has been done countless times with just flash games on websites. While I understand that this will have a larger player base, be more reliable and also convenient, you can get essentially the same experience for nothing but the price of your internet connection. 2) that damned stupid hand that seems to create the level. If you're playing this game, you already have a hand getting in the way of what you can see, no need to obscure the view even further. It just seems like a totally useless feature.
Grei (2 years ago)
+xtronikskillz You can also make the hand so small that you still get a good view even on the screen.
Joe Collis (2 years ago)
Ah, well that's good,the concept is still old though
BecauseWhyNot (2 years ago)
+xtronikskillz The hand only shows up on the screen. Not the gamepad
cody Bridgewater (2 years ago)
y u no take beacon from well
Defal7 Editor (2 years ago)
In Super Mario Maker can put a dubstep to play in the end?
LewTurboB5A4 (2 years ago)
I would like to see other playable characters like Luigi, Toad and Peach in SMB 2 or 3D World.  Sure I guess Rosalina and Nabbit can come too.
tritanproductions (2 years ago)
I don't know if I should get this... it's 60 dollars...
Keelo (1 year ago)
tritanproductions its worth a game
MrCallie (2 years ago)
2 more days :D
Gabbo Verde (2 years ago)
Can you make a showcase for that olimar level?
Tony Grace (2 years ago)
Great ideas
Hylian_Hero85 (2 years ago)
You know it's coming, but what sort of DLC would you like to see for this game? Enemy additions from each version that has been left out. The Koopalings from SMB3, Boom boom. Mario 3 and World's version of the firebar, the roto disc (from 3) and the Ball N Chain from World. The Sun, the walking flame from 3, the red piranha plants from Lost Levels, the various Hammer bro types, Boomerang, Fire, auto walking from Lost Levels. SMB2: Lost Levels graphics and the ability to change to the All-Stars version of these graphics for 1 and 3. Check points and maybe a map creator to connect each level. Power up progression. In other words, in order for it to be a fire flower or what ever you at least need to be Super (big) Mario. Lastly, more variety for the levels like night time, ice, desert, forest and maybe the different music to go with the types of levels, like the athletic themes.
SeanDS89 (2 years ago)
Cool video! One thing I haven't seen people do is put in signs with text... Is this something u can do? If u can, that would be awesome since the possibilities for hilarious story telling are endless!
Duane Cooke, Jr. (2 years ago)
I'm actually going to get the game and I'm awesome at mario games so I can't wait to make my own Mario levels!!!!!
Chase Horner (2 years ago)
how do you turn into pikman
Andre Blueboy (2 years ago)
I'll try make a few easy levels, and then make harder levels. MAYBE....
BNSF1995 (2 years ago)
I already have an idea: Peach is kidnapped again, but instead of just letting the Koopa Troop get away and force Mario to go through eight worlds, this time he storms the airship fleet and rampages his way to the flagship.
Smart Gamers (2 years ago)
+BNSF1995 Only for him to fall off and he has to do eight worlds to get back to her :)
Luke Doll (2 years ago)
Make a Kirby level
Kristen Lawrence (2 years ago)
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Kaniz Pervin (2 years ago)
Boring!!! Bowser fight!!!!!!!!!!!
Michale Barney (2 years ago)
+Kaniz Pervin I don't know, It's real creative
Diego Iglesias (2 years ago)
EXACTLY
Kaniz Pervin (2 years ago)
Right?!
TraperZ (2 years ago)
LOL AHH
Shicron (2 years ago)
something that needs added to the list is automated levels, ones where you sit still but due to chain reactions you somehow make it to the end. and have some kind of story while the character is going.
Ryan Jones (2 years ago)
Semi Solid platforms make for wonderful backgrounds~ I wanna make a whole bunch of them!
Linnie S. (2 years ago)
Personally I don't think secrets are that big an incentive in Super Mario Maker just because you can't create entire adventures. Lives and coins don't really matter because they don't transfer to the next level, power-ups don't transfer so they're only useful in the level you get them in, there isn't any progression in SMM between levels and the only important thing is getting to the goal, so secrets don't leave that big an impact as there's no reward from them other than the enjoyment of finding a hidden thing.
Noyz Gaming (11 months ago)
There should be an Infinity-Mario Challenge where you go through as many levels as you want, in either: Random order Rising difficulty Lowering difficulty Rising Star Rating Lowering Star Rating Pick-A-Path (choose levels and what order they appear in) or One Creator.
Alpha Blazer (2 years ago)
Pixelart?
Draygone Fuzzbottom Jr (2 years ago)
2:25 I saw the other video of this fight first, and I was wondering what was stopping you from just using invincibility frames to run through him. This is good to know.
CodenameJD (2 years ago)
There are going to be so many creative ways to combine mechanics in this game that just haven't been done before. We're going to finding new things for a long time. I'm planning on making a series of levels depicting a war between Koopas and Goombas. Haven't entirely worked out the logistics yet, I'll have to see exactly what options the game will give me :P
Drakon (2 years ago)
what song is in the background o- mario land 2?
SpringJumper (2 years ago)
can someone please tell me how does he have access to the gAME. thanks
Double_K_A (2 years ago)
+TheAlecShow Nintendo gave him and other Youtubers a review copy.
Justin Carriere (2 years ago)
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ICGCrusaders (2 years ago)
You can also make music, but that's been known for a while now. Thanks, Mario Paint!
Baigandine L (2 years ago)
Bowser wouldn't have looked that pixelated on Super Nintendo.
Keelo (1 year ago)
Baigandine L ikr
Burger Link (2 years ago)
What if you put this order from top to bottom. Hammer bro, bowser, tons of goombas. Get something like a shell dispenser, or a fire flower
SentsuizanXS (2 years ago)
+Baigandine L You don't seem to understand. In Mario Maker, when you make something bigger using the mushroom, all it does it make the sprite about 4x bigger. It doesn't redraw the whole thing in a bigger resolution. There's no need for it. In your original post you didn't mention that you were specifically talking about the embiggened version. Quite frankly it wouldn't be practical to have two versions of every sprite just to accommodate giant versions. Not to mention that while Kraid is in a single room by himself with just a few other sprites, Bowser is meant to be onscreen with a lot of other sprites. And actually, plenty of SNES games did the same thing with "giant" characters, just transform and stretch the original sprite. Just look at the pirahna plant boss in Super Mario World.
Baigandine L (2 years ago)
+SentsuizanXS They don't look the same to me; how would you know that? I disagree with the basic notion that the SNES was tapped out rendering Bowser, but even if that were the case, then they should actually IMPROVE the sprite when it is supersized. It is a question of design. Someone serious about how their characters appeared, would not say, "Oh well, it is bigger. What can ya do?" They would resort to some sort of trickery if necessary to make it look better. It is only the supersized Bowser I am saying is too pixelated-looking, as with other supersized characters. The characters were not supersized in the SNES era. If they were, they would not have looked like that. If they looked like that, they would not have put them in the game.
SentsuizanXS (2 years ago)
+Baigandine L There's nothing to disagree with. The original sprite is already pixelated, and it's the same character at the same size. They just updated it to be outside the clown car and closer to his actual design. Kraid is made of many multiple sprites joined together, and is a huge character with a very limited palette. It's easy to make him look detailed since his design only needs a few colors. Bowser isn't that large compared to a single tile and has a greater variation in coloring. That is why his sprite looks like it did in the original game (like shit). He had to use the same palette as the clown car. Technically speaking MM Bowser couldn't have been done on the SNES because there's way too many colors.
The Penniless Gamer (2 years ago)
but......the game's not out yet....
Just_Fun (2 years ago)
Imagine if you can shake power ups to get more old power ups and if you shake bowser you will get more bosses like Lemmy . Larry etc
TDV (2 years ago)
+Just_Fun If you shake Bowser, You get Bowser Jr.
Luke Luna (2 years ago)
2:02 what video is that, Alex?
Nonomen (1 year ago)
The i in the top right corner. You probably already found it or stopped caring but it's that one.
inceptional (2 years ago)
This video has just given me a great idea for a way to allow Mario to go into a pipe and come out of another pipe right next to in the same level. :-o From what I'm thinking, I could actually let Mario go in a pipe say on top of the ground and come out of one of the pipes in the little underground looking area you have here: https://youtu.be/e9jNeLpu69s?t=18 I might not be possible to do it perfectly, but I'm going to give it a wee go when I get my hands on the game. :-D
inceptional (2 years ago)
+Ninja Runner LOL
inceptional (2 years ago)
Some great examples there. Really like the "giant" Olimar level. :-D
MykVault (2 years ago)
Hey these are some great ideas. Thanks.
In 2 We Believe (2 years ago)
Best Mario Maker video yet
Glitchell (2 years ago)
#DickButt
iDX1701 (2 years ago)
Super Mario BROES? It's Super Mario Brothers!
Hayzen Channels (4 months ago)
iDX1701 it's super Mario bros.
Super Ocebe (2 years ago)
Gonna stack bowser high as shit.
Paul Fioreanu (2 years ago)
What is the outro song for this video?
gtaphil87 (2 years ago)
way cool video i will definatly be using these techniques for my levels
NarrowMist (2 years ago)
Awesome thanks alex
AverageJoe5050 (2 years ago)
Brilliant video~ Thank you for the many quality levels you may have just inspired~
Blonno S (2 years ago)
Mario Maker need more enemies
AxuGeometryDash (2 years ago)
yea my prof pic i cant belive it i dunno if someone hacked me or something
Alex Simon (2 years ago)
Use the Super Mario World Spin Jump in creative ways. You could create a track with a grinder, and require the player to spin jump along the track on the grinder.
wariolandgoldpiramid (2 years ago)
+TheLegless101 still, Kaizo. A much better idea is to have a bridge of turn blocks, force Mario to enter the bridge with a spin jump, and then Mario can't stop spin jumping until he crosses the bridge
TheLegless101 (2 years ago)
+wariolandgoldpiramid It's pretty easy to spin jump on a grinder actually.
wariolandgoldpiramid (2 years ago)
That is Kaizo
dario (2 years ago)
will sound like blasphemy but olimar looks better than mario in mario's own world :)
YoshiSon (2 years ago)
Is there a setting to turn off these shadows? They just make things look..pasty.
Basketballer0409 (2 years ago)
I kinda like the drop shadows. It gives it more of an NES Remix feel
+jerq887 Yes, because the original game looked so lively with it's 8-bit scenery, it's hyper realistic clouds, and the amazing emotion-capturing art of the faces of Mario and his enemies. One look into his eyes that are literally four fucking pixels illustrates his determination like no other art I have ever seen before... Just kidding, I'm not trying to be rude.
jerq887 (2 years ago)
+No Name because mario's shadow can be seen on top of the background, it really doesn't make it seem like a lively world, it makes it feel like there's just a hard wall right next to him, like a painted background for a school play if there was an actual scenery off to the distance, the flagpole would NOT be casting a shadow on top of anything
Callum Renwick (2 years ago)
+No Name ? I meant, I like the shadows DON'T annoy me.
Callum Renwick (2 years ago)
+No Name Me neither
Daniel Welch (2 years ago)
Uploaded 1 hour ago, already a dislike... who even dislikes these? They're good videos with nothing wrong with them...
Goodnightmoon (2 years ago)
Love the Pikmin level
TheAceofMystery (2 years ago)
How about instead of going through the steps to force a boss battle, can you guys just not be dicks and actually do the boss battles instead of skipping them
TheAceofMystery (2 years ago)
+wariolandgoldpiramid I didn't mean the original super mario bros, but yeah I get what you're saying
wariolandgoldpiramid (2 years ago)
+TheAceofMystery well, think about it. How many times did you actually "fight" a real of fake Bowser in SMB1 with a Fire Flower instead of just dropping the bridge? For me, not a lot
TheAceofMystery (2 years ago)
+metaXzero Oh no, I definitely agree with you, Nintendo needs to make boss battles forced in this games, as of now though, I just wish people wouldn't skip over them and actually enjoy the boss battles that some people create, if they're not forced
Callum Renwick (2 years ago)
+metaXzero Yeah, they ought to patch it.
metaXzero (2 years ago)
+TheAceofMystery Of course not. People will be "dicks" and pass up boss battles if the opportunity is there. If we could skip boss battles in official Mario games, people would whether to save time or just to laugh at the oversight of being able to skip the boss like some regular enemy. So yes, to make players fight bosses, the levels have to be designed to force the fight. That or Nintendo patches in Boss Clear to end levels.
SPIKE FALL MASKS (2 years ago)
can you do a video on what we can't do in super mario maker :)
Joeynator3000 (2 years ago)
Can't wait for this game...this is also making me excited for Super Mario Maker 2, whenever that happens. xp
Daniel Welch (2 years ago)
+Sand Man I'm not actually a KH fan, I just heard it was in development.
Joeynator3000 (2 years ago)
...As paid DLC?
132ikl (2 years ago)
+Yuuki_Tsumugi Mario Maker 3 comes with hl3
Kyle Burden (2 years ago)
+Daniel Welch But Kingdom Hearts is dumb and so are it's fans ;,)
Daniel Welch (2 years ago)
Kingdom Hearts III is in development, funnily enough.
DorkeyBubblehead (2 years ago)
I don't know if I agree with this list... because it's not September 11th yet :'( However, hype levels are steadily growing to an exceptional level.
Keelo (1 year ago)
DorkeyBubblehead ooooooohhhhh WTF MATE!?
StudioInkblot (2 years ago)
+Michale Barney It's not like every 9/11 is tragic in and of itself.
Michale Barney (2 years ago)
+DorkeyBubblehead Yes, I'm just saying, that doesn't have the best implications.
DorkeyBubblehead (2 years ago)
+Michale Barney You realise that means I'm sad because we haven't reached the release date of Super Mario Maker yet and thus cannot form an opinion due to not having my own copy of the game, right?
Michale Barney (2 years ago)
+DorkeyBubblehead You realize you put a frown face right next to "Because It's not September 11th yet", right?
Mex The Taco (2 years ago)
Alex senpai notice Me
Tael64 (2 years ago)
+TailsTheFox1444 same :D
ThatCubeGamer (2 years ago)
He's already noticed meh before! On Instagram (he liked a couple of my posts before) :D
Xxx_ Swergy_xxX (2 years ago)
I'm totally going to make a pong level and a tower defense level.
Xxx_ Swergy_xxX (2 years ago)
YOU TYPE FIRRRRSTTTT!!!
oles schwester (2 years ago)
+Xxx_ Swergy_xxX First
SaltyTaco_ (2 years ago)
Oh
Xxx_ Swergy_xxX (2 years ago)
+DerpyWafflez123 - Things and Stuff oh... I was referencing good mythical mornings new sing biscuit called first.
SaltyTaco_ (2 years ago)
Wha?I don't want to know what view I got,I want to know what you said.
Xxx_ Swergy_xxX (2 years ago)
+DerpyWafflez123 - Things and Stuff you were actually 28th...
Tidal (2 years ago)
Is it weird I've already storyboarded a level?
GottaPaytheTrollToll (2 years ago)
I dreamt up an rpg style level where you have to enter various houses and complete tasks to get the mushroom necessary to win the level
King Cowfish (2 years ago)
+WorldoftheLegends Yoda approves.
WOTL (2 years ago)
+King Cowfish cowfish the king?
King Cowfish (2 years ago)
+WorldoftheLegends The word "guy" was copyrighted three times.
WOTL (2 years ago)
+King Cowfish can you still be cowfish the guy guy that should change the name enough so no copyright can take place
Travis Morgan (2 years ago)
1st view first comment
Mario's Blocks (2 years ago)
+Travis Morgan LOL :3
t-t-66 (2 years ago)
Third reply
Travis Morgan (2 years ago)
+Jorge Muñoz when I commented it said 0 comments lol
Mario's Blocks (2 years ago)
+Travis Morgan First in reply you. :3

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