Super Mario Maker

Game review by Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Extraordinarily fun game-maker for kids of all ages.

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 32 reviews

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A full review:

Mario Maker is an INCREDIBLE game for children and adults! This game is educational, fun, and easy to use! Here are some problems children might have: "Kaizo" levels are about making levels as incredibly difficult as possible. These are nearly impossible to beat for ANYONE, so keep away from children. A few mechanics may be a bit complicated. "Troll Levels" are levels about purposely confusing the player and killing Mario as many times as possible. Stay away from these if your child has tantrums. Seriously, most adults have problems with these. Another note would be that if you find comments about Miiverse and inappropriate things, Miiverse has been discontinued and is no longer a part of the game.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

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