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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:
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
Here are our hand-picked short list of similar games; the perfect thing to play next if you enjoyed Super Mario Maker. We don't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Super Mario Maker.
Release Date: 04/04/2023
Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox X|S
Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds
Components: 3D First-Person
Meet Your Maker is a traversal game where you try and get through bases filled with traps and hazards, the twist is that each of these has been made by other players. You run, jump, and grapple through these player-made labyrinths, defeating enemies and...
Release Date: 13/02/2020
Out Now: PC
Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds
I Wanna Maker is a running and jumping game where you create unique levels and share them with other players. With over 1000 levels to play, all made by different people across the world, it offers a fresh platforming challenge with a wide range of...
Release Date: 23/09/2020
Out Now: Apple TV, Mac and iOS
Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds
Components: 3D Third-Person and Blocks
Wonderbox is an action-adventure game where you tap to build beautiful miniature diorama scenes in which to explore. Like Toad Treasure Tracker Each of these worlds has its own micro-adventure with enemies,...
Release Date: 05/06/2015
Out Now: Mac and PC
Tabletop Simulator is a way to play classic board and card games on a computer. It is a system that provides a simulated gaming table for you to enjoy as you wish. The game provides you with all the physics, pieces, and table space for you to play on.
Release Date: 11/06/2021
Out Now: Switch
Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds
Game Builder Garage enables anyone to make video games. Unlike other game makers, this offers in-depth lessons to take you from the basics to advanced techniques. The cute Nodon characters that power the visual drag-and-drop construction, enable players...
Release Date: 01/01/1998, updated in 2020
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC and iOS
Components: Blocks and Gadget
Lego Mindstorms is a creative robotic toolkit made of Lego augmented with motors, sensors and other electronics. The Lego Mindstorms Robot Inventor kit enables you to build a five different robotic models with interactive and challenge elements. It’s...
Here are our hand-picked long list of similar games; the perfect thing to play next if you enjoyed Super Mario Maker. We don't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Super Mario Maker.
Release Date: 30/11/2012
Out Now: Wii U
Components: 3D First-Person and 3D Third-Person
Nintendo Land is a collection of Nintendo games that was created for the Nintendo Wii U launch. It uses the console’s tablet screen to create specific roles for different players. In Mario Chase, the hiding player uses the tablet controller screen...
Release Date: 14/10/2021, updated in 2022
Out Now: PC and Switch
Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels
ElecHead is a running and jumping puzzle game where you control a character who is a source of electricity. With this power, you activate the platforms you need to progress in unusual and puzzling ways. It introduces unique scenarios where you need to...
Release Date: 14/10/2019
Out Now: PS4
Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds
Dreams is a creative game where you make your own games and play other people's creations. It's easy to dive in and create something simple using the basic controls, then as your skill and imagination grow the complexity and detail of your games can...
Release Date: 25/09/2018, updated in 2017
Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
Components: 2D Side-On, Cartoon and Hand-Made
Ultimate Chicken Horse is a running and jumping game where you play different farmyard animals trying to get to the end of the level. The twist is that it's you and your friends who build the levels as you play, placing deadly traps before trying to...
Release Date: 23/05/2010
Out Now: Wii and Wii U
Components: 3D Third-Person
Super Mario Galaxy 2 is a running, jumping and exploring sequel to the critically acclaimed Super Mario Galaxy. It takes Mario to hundreds of different planet-shaped levels with their own gravitational fields and wacky...
Release Date: 15/06/2016, updated in 2022
Out Now: Amazon Fire, Android, Mac, PC, Xbox One, Xbox X|S and iOS
Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds
Roblox is a series of games where amateur game-makers create simple online games that often mimic real-world grown-up scenarios, like working in a pizza restaurant, surviving natural disasters, escaping prison, scuba diving or playing hide-and-seek. The...
Release Date: 13/08/2013, updated in 2017
Out Now: Amazon Fire, Android, Mac, PC and iOS
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Geometry Dash is a running, jumping game. It features over 20 stages where you play as a customisable small cube, which you use to dodge 2D obstacles to the rhythm of electronic music using a single button to control the cube. If you hit any of the...
Release Date: 18/11/2012, updated in 2019
Out Now: Switch and Wii U
New Super Mario Bros. U is a platform game where you play with 4 main players (and an optional assistant player) to traverse from one side of the level to the other. Along with the usual running, jumping, stomping and collecting you are racing other...
Release Date: 12/03/2020, updated in 2022
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS
Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds
Components: 2D Overhead and Hand-Made
Hidden Through Time is a spot the item game that also takes you on a journey through different time periods. You are tasked with finding specific items and must zoom, interact and uncover things to find each one.
Release Date: 14/10/2020
Out Now: Android and iOS
Pac-Man Geo combines the classic pill-collecting arcade game with the real world. Unlike Pokemon Go, you don't run around outside, but use real world locations to make the mazes around which you are chased by ghosts.
Release Date: 15/12/2016, updated in 2017
Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds
Super Mario Run is a running and jumping game you play by tapping the screen to jump. Your character automatically runs and you just tap at the right time to avoid obstacles and jump on enemies. It sounds too simple to be fun but is actually a cleverly...
Release Date: 27/10/2008
Out Now: PS Vita, PS3 and PS4
Components: 3D Third-Person and Hand-Made
LittleBigPlanet 3 is part of a series of action platform games starring the Sackboy character. They offer a multiplayer running and jumping adventure but also enable players to substantially edit their character and eventually make their own levels.
Release Date: 29/10/2021
Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S
Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon
PJ Masks: Heroes of the Night is a running and jumping game where young children play as the heroes from the TV show. Its simple controls and straightforward levels, which have lots of collectables to find, provide a simple yet enjoyable interactive...
Release Date: 20/02/2015
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is a rolling, dashing and jumping game where you draw rainbow ropes for Kirby to follow. You journey through the clay world on a mission to restore the colour that has been drained by a mysterious force. You are guided along...
Release Date: 19/09/1997, updated in 2022
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, PS5, PSP, Switch, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox X|S and iOS
Oddworld Soulstorm is a running and jumping game where you guide members of your species through labyrinthine levels to free them from brutal oppression. It's a remake of 1998's Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus and a sequel to Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty. Its...
Release Date: 20/07/2021
Beard Blade is a running and jumping game where you use your beard to climb, swing, glide and defeat enemies. It sounds like a silly concept, but along with the day-night cycle that completely changes levels, introduces fresh mechanics into this...
Release Date: 01/12/2011, updated in 2020
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS4, PS5, Switch, Wii U, Xbox One, Xbox X|S and iOS
Bridge Constructor is a series of physics-based building challenges to make stable bridges over chasms and ravines. While it's a simple concept, the variety of locations and different geometry means that building a stable bridge requires patience and...
Release Date: 07/05/2020
Out Now: Apple TV, Mac, Switch and iOS
Skill Rating: 3+ year-olds
Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made
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Release Date: 08/06/2020
Out Now: Android, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS
Levelhead is a game-making game where you construct levels to train a delivery robot. The simple drag-and-drop level design develops into as complex a level maker as you want. Create simple running and jumping levels or something huge, puzzling and...
Release Date: Coming soon
Coming Soon: Mac and PC
Rog & Roll is a running and jumping game where you fight enemies and avoid traps. Unusually, you play a former henchman on a quest to save his friends from re-emerging tyranny. It features retro-inspired graphics and a humorous story where characters...
Release Date: 24/10/2011, updated in 2023
Out Now: Switch and Wii
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Release Date: 24/05/2004, updated in 2024
Out Now: 3DS and 2DS, DS and Wii U
Mario vs. Donkey Kong is a series of puzzle games where you guide miniature Nintendo characters to the end of the level. The twist is that you must manipulate the level by adding and removing platforms to reach the goal. The exact interactions vary from...
Release Date: 25/08/2016, updated in 2019
N Plus Plus is a physics-based jumping puzzle game. You run and jump around each level to collect gold tokens while avoiding hazards and unlocking the door. It's unique because the simple visuals let you focus on accurate control, fast reflexes and...
Coming Soon: PC and Switch
Components: 2D Overhead and Grid
Project Timi: Sasha's curse is a rhythmic platform game where you lay traps and defeat enemies in time to the beat. Set inside a small child's dream, you need to save Lucity Town from the nightmares and restore peace in a unique combination of puzzles,...
Release Date: 08/10/2019, updated in 2020
Out Now: Android, PC and iOS
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Release Date: 31/01/2023, updated in 2023
Out Now: Android, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox X|S and iOS
Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake is a whimsical running and jumping game based on the longstanding Nickelodeon cartoon. In a magical world of pirates and cowboys, you run, jump and glide through several different areas, fighting enemies and...
Release Date: 14/02/1991, updated in 2018
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS2, PS3, PSP and iOS
Lemmings is a series of puzzle games where you guide small (suicidal) creatures to the end of the levels. Unusually, you don't control when or how a character jumps and navigates the areas, but instead, you assign them actions that change the level to...
Release Date: 08/10/2019
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is a side-on running and jumping game starring the characters from the 3D platform game Yooka-Laylee. You control Yooka, a male chameleon, and Laylee, a female bat and take on a level...
Release Date: 14/03/2022, updated in 2022
Out Now: Android, PC, Switch and iOS
Components: 2D Side-On, Grid and Pixels
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Release Date: 03/11/2022
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Release Date: 13/09/2016, updated in 2021
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Release Date: 09/09/2014
Components: 2D Overhead, Pixels and Text
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Release Date: 23/08/2023
It's a Wrap! is a running and jumping game set within an editable 1980s Hollywood film timeline that you can adjust to make the jumps and dashes achievable. Play is in two stages, first, you drag and drop the different actions on the timeline to set...
Release Date: 29/12/2018
Kaiju Super Datetech is a robot dating simulator where you create a machine from simple parts with the unusual aim of attracting a monster date. You run around the simple level to pick up components and place them on your robot. It stands out for the...
Release Date: 25/02/2015, updated in 2020
Out Now: Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4 and Switch
Components: 2D Side-On, Cartoon and Grid
MouseCraft is a puzzle game where you guide mice to the cheese at the end of each level. Interestingly, you don't control the mice directly; instead, you place down blocks and items that can help them reach the end, in a way similar to [link to...
If you like the sound of Super Mario Maker but find it too complex or challenging, the games in this section offer a similar experience but with a lower Skill Rating.
Here are a selection of games with a similar theme to Super Mario Maker:
These are our hand-picked alternatives to Super Mario Maker. This doesn't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Labyrinth. These selections also include games that offer a different experience but address a similar theme or topic.
These are games of a similar genre mix to Super Mario Maker. This includes games from the Action, Creative and Platform genres. We pick out games of a similar PEGI rating to further hone these generated suggestions.
If you like the sound of Super Mario Maker but it doesn’t offer the accessibility you require, the games in this section offer a similar experience but with more Accessibility Features.
You can view a full breakdown in our Super Mario Maker Accessibility Report.
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