One of Nintendo's best games ever is getting a new version

One of the best games that Nintendo’s ever made is heading to one of Nintendo’s most popular platforms: the 3DS.

Super MarioDave Hunt/FlickrLet’s-a-go!

Nintendo announced on Thursday morning that its beloved “Super Mario Maker” game is heading to the Nintendo 3DS, the Japanese game company’s handheld console.

You remember “Super Mario Maker,” don’t you? It’s the incredible game for Nintendo’s Wii U game console that lets you create and play Super Mario levels from the original game through to the latest iteration of the series.

It’s basically infinite Super Mario, and now it’s heading to a handheld you can bring anywhere with you!

The game lets you play and create Mario levels from the following classic Mario games:

  • “Super Mario Bros.” (the original on NES)
  • “Super Mario Bros. 3”
  • “Super Mario World”
  • “New Super Mario Bros.”

As seen in the image above, you can place individual Super Mario items in the world using the 3DS stylus. From there, you can easily playtest your levels as you’re going.

After creating your masterpiece, you can upload that level for the world to play! Or you can spend time playing other peoples’ levels! Or you can play one of the over 100 levels that Nintendo’s making for the game!

In the move from Nintendo’s Wii U to the 3DS, Nintendo is subtracting a few features from the game. You can’t search by Course ID anymore, meaning you’ll have to leave it up to the game to select new levels for you to play. This also means that if you create a course, you can’t easily share it with your friends online. And that’s a bummer!

The game also won’t function with every level that was created in the Wii U game, though the majority of those levels will work on the 3DS game as well. On the upside, you’re able to share incomplete levels with friends locally and collaborate on a level together! And that’s pretty rad!

The game arrives on December 2, 2016, on the Nintendo 3DS handheld console.

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