Super Mario Maker's Creation Tools Take Nine Days to Fully Unlock

Expect a limited toolbox when you first buy the game.


Super Mario Maker

Super Mario Maker gives you a bunch of editing tools to make Mario levels. But don't expect to be able to use all of those tools as soon as you pick the game up. Nintendo revealed today that you'll have to play the game on nine different days to fully unlock the entire toolbox.

In a new video overview of the game, Nintendo revealed that some tools are linked to the amount you play the game. So, as you play more, you'll unlock more items and methods to make the levels. In the video, a caption states, "Selection of tools and game styles expand the more you play." The narrator then explains that, when you first begin playing the game, you'll only have access to "the essentials."

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To unlock more, you'll have to play at least five minutes with the initial toolset. Then, the game will queue a few more items to be unlocked the next day. This process takes place over the course of nine days--so, for you to unlock every tool, you'll have to play for at least five minutes on nine different days.

In the video, the narrator explains, "To the uninitiated, [the game] may seem a little daunting." It seems, then, that Nintendo wants to make the introduction to the game smooth and not overwhelming.

Super Mario Maker launches on September 11 for Wii U. It lets players make levels using the visual style of four different Mario games: Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, and New Super Mario Bros. U.

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