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Super Mario Maker

 

 

SCORE: 60

 

Super Mario Maker 

 

I was really excited about Super Mario Maker before it was released. Then I prayed about it, and realized there is a super deep problem with Super Mario Maker on the Wii U. Nintendo is treating their fan base like slave labor. They give their fan base the tools to make Super Mario Bros levels. Then Nintendo can profit off those levels without paying for any of the man hours.

Graphically Super Mario Maker ranges across the various ages of the Super Mario Bros video games. Some are extremely retro, and others are much newer. There is a variety of cartoon violence in Super Mario Maker on the Wii U. We stomp enemies, hit them with fireballs, watch them fall to their doom, and watch Mario die a variety of ways.

The music in Super Mario Maker is what you have heard for years in Super Mario Bros video games. That reminds me there is all kinds of rehash in Super Mario Maker. From the visuals to the audio, to the level design. I am shocked Nintendo did not give their fan base a price cut for Super Mario Maker. After all much of this home console video game has been seen, heard, and played before.

Nintendo is not the first company to use their fan base as slave labor. Sony, Microsoft, and other video game companies have employed the same tactic. If you can design levels really well, why should you do it for free? Shouldn’t Nintendo pay you for your hard work? After all they will profit from it. Nintendo won’t even let gamers monetize videos of their own creations. Does their greed know no bounds?

If I had to put a price on Super Mario Maker, I would put it somewhere between ten and twenty dollars. Many of the creations from other gamers are ultra hard. If you want to be slave labor for Nintendo, then you can create your own levels in Super Mario Maker. Playing the creations of other gamers is interesting.

Super Mario Maker is a game we rented here at Family Friendly Gaming. I won’t buy it until it comes way down in price. Creating levels is fun for a level or two. Then it becomes tedious work. Work that I ask who winds up benefiting from. I was provided no payment.
- Paul

{UPDATE 03/22/2016}: After this review was written Nintendo started a revenue sharing program which will share some of the ad revenue on monetized videos for this game.

 

Graphics: 70%
Sound: 70%
Replay/Extras: 40%
Gameplay: 50%
Family Friendly Factor: 70%

System: Wii U
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo

Rating: ‘E’ - Everyone SIX and OLDER ONLY
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