3DS fans may have thought that the big releases for 2016 ends with Pokemon Sun and Moon. Tomorrow, Nintendo will be launching the 3DS version of the hit Wii U title, Super Mario Maker. The game is a port of the Wii U version, but since the 3DS is a weaker device, there are a few changes with Super Mario Maker 3DS.
One of the biggest differences between the Wii U and 3DS versions is with the limitation on sharing. Because of the restrictions of online play on the 3DS, players cannot upload their levels online. The only way to share levels is through local play or with the StreetPass feature of the 3DS.
However, 3DS players can play Wii U uploaded courses but with restrictions. The ‘Course World’ mode makes it into the 3DS version. The ‘Recommended Courses’ option in the said mode is scaled back. This is because the 3DS version is not capable of using amiibo functionality, so players can’t find courses with ‘Mystery Mushroom’ outfits.
Despite the New 3DS having amiibo functionality, Super Mario Maker 3DS won’t have crossover characters. This also means that levels featuring Link and other crossover characters won’t appear when you’re searching through online courses.
Super Mario Challenge
The 3DS version of the game starts out with more level creation items than the Wii U. To unlock more items, players will need to play through Super Mario Challenge which isn’t found on the Wii U.
There’s not much difference between the two games’ visuals, but the 3DS version feels a bit inferior due to the screen. Despite the two versions having near identical visuals, the 3DS version performs well and players can expect almost no framerate drops.