When Super Mario Maker comes to 3DS this holiday, not only will it not allow you to send and share levels via the internet (like on the Wii U version), but it won’t even be playable in 3D.
The news leaks from EB Game’s website which shows the game’s box saying it’s only playable in 2D.
This isn’t the first game to not support 3D on the 3DS, however, that’s not the problem. The problem is other features have already been gutted out of this version — such as not support all levels and no Mystery Mushroom — and therefore, this one stings a bit more than it may have otherwise. It feels like a watered-down experience of the the Wii U version, that is coming a year later — not much to be excited about.
The 3DS version does bring the ability to share levels through StreetPass, and build collaboratively by sending work-in-progress levels to other users that they can build upon.
Super Mario Maker releases on December 2nd.
Releasing the 3DS version a year later with less features is such a daft decision. At this point it just seems Nintendo want to get the game to 3DS simply to cash in on the system’s large install base.
Tyler Fischer is a Senior Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.