How You Can Play Wii U's Mario Maker Next Week

Create your own Mario levels months before release by visiting Best Buy.


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Nintendo and Best Buy are teaming up yet again, this time to offer fans a chance to play the upcoming Wii U game Mario Maker before its official release later this year.

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The retailer has announced that, on June 17 and June 20, around 100 Best Buy stores across the country will have the game available in-store for anyone to play.

The demo period runs 4-9 PM on June 17 and Noon to 5 PM on June 20. Check out the retailer's special event page to find a store near you.

Play the game during the trial periods at Best Buy and you'll also receive a special 30th anniversary Super Mario Bros. button. If you preorder two qualifying Wii U or 3DS games, you'll receive a seven-button set, but you need to be a My Best Buy member to score the deal. Head here for more information.

Mario Maker lets players create their own 2D Mario levels and then share them. The game launches in September. For lots more on Mario Maker, which could also come to 3DS, check out the video below.

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