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Mario Maker
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Super Mario Maker is a game-making system. It’s simpler than tools like Dreams or Roblox but still offers a huge array of ways to create running and jumping platform games that can then be shared online. You can play hundreds of games that other people have created.

If you enjoyed Super Mario Maker, there are other games in the Super Mario franchise you should try. Unfortunately, Super Mario Maker is not available on Android, Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox X|S or iOS. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme:

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 10/09/2015

Out Now: 3DS and 2DS, Switch and Wii U

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1-4 (4 online)

Genres: Creative (Action and Platform)

Accessibility: 2 features

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: Nintendo (@Nintendo)

Costs: Purchase cost

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Game Builder Garage

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