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Super Mario Maker for 3DS does not support 3D

Super Mario Maker may be coming to the 3DS, but it's not going to utilize all of the 3DS' features. According to the official boxart, the game isn't going to support 3D on the 3DS. Looks like the experience is staying a strictly 2D affair. That's kind of a shame. It would have been great to see the editor interface overlaid on the gameplay screen.

Categories: Portables
Tags: 3ds, eshop, mario

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Tue Sep 20 16 11:21pm
Rating: 3 (Updated 1 time)

Super Mario Maker 3DS is not supporting, ehm, about 80% of core features (besides the basics of building own Levels) the Wii U Version features : D
No 3D which is pretty cool for those Games is another letdown, while it isn't an essential feature which ruin your experience if it is not included.

This Torso is a cheap cash-grab because of Nintendos mostly non existence Holiday Line-up. It's a shame Nintendo have to go that way just to present something. The 3DS deserves a proper Version of Super Mario Maker, even it means it must be New Nintendo 3DS exclusive.

Of course the 3D was the first thing I thought of when it was announced so that's a shame

Tue Sep 20 16 11:21pm
Rating: 3 (Updated 1 time)

Super Mario Maker 3DS is not supporting, ehm, about 80% of core features (besides the basics of building own Levels) the Wii U Version features : D
No 3D which is pretty cool for those Games is another letdown, while it isn't an essential feature which ruin your experience if it is not included.

This Torso is a cheap cash-grab because of Nintendos mostly non existence Holiday Line-up. It's a shame Nintendo have to go that way just to present something. The 3DS deserves a proper Version of Super Mario Maker, even it means it must be New Nintendo 3DS exclusive.

Agreed. I have the Wii U version, but I'd happily buy it again for the 3DS if they made it worth doing so. Don't care what that means in terms of hardware exclusivity.

Who doesn't own a New 3DS yet? Heck, shouldn't Nintendo be creating incentives for those left without one to go buy one?

Time is ticking til the NX comes out, so you'd think they'd want to squeeze out as many hardware sales as possible. Not that I'm an expert, but this looks like reckless maneuvering.

Rusty said:
Who doesn't own a New 3DS yet?

I don't. Can I have $200? Oh, and I dislike the XL size so I'll need to find a regular one. Thanks!

Rusty said:
Heck, shouldn't Nintendo be creating incentives for those left without one to go buy one?

Incentives? More like punishments. "Oh, did you want to play all the levels in our Chibi Robo spinoff game? Looks like you'll need a stupid plastic toy reader!"

Rusty said:
Time is ticking til the NX comes out, so you'd think they'd want to squeeze out as many hardware sales as possible.

However, a lot of people know that, and there isn't any compelling software coming out. I imagine most of the people who don't know about NX coming soon are content fiddling with time wasters on their mobiles.

rustyowl
Wed Sep 21 16 01:37am
Rating: 1 (Updated 2 times)

Sorry about your financial situation. Gaming is a luxury. I can't always afford everything I want either, but I don't whine about it.

That's little insensitive considering you started by saying "who doesn't have a new 3DS yet?"

I also think they would rather sell 3DS's to people who don't have one yet, rather than upsell people on a new 3DS at this point. I'm guessing they would rather people save and buy an NX in a few months (since most consumers don't buy several new devices close together)

Anyways, I don't think the new 3DS would have changed anything. I think Nintendo just needed a holiday game, and cutting the online sharing and 3D was a good way to make it work.

What level of sensitivity is really necessary on this topic? I was simply saying a lot of gamers who have the money for it today do have the New 3DS if they want to spend that money on it.

Those who don't have it yet are an audience that Nintendo would logically be pursuing right now to get that 'last push' of sales before it becomes obsolete.

Not a controversial statement until someone started spitting snide retorts and over-dramatizing it.

It's possible the New 3DS wouldn't have changed anything, but it's also possible it might have. I am saying, hypothetically, I would rather them pursue the New 3DS if it did change something.

You asked who doesn't have a new 3DS, someone responded why they don't have a new 3DS, and then you mocked them.

I'm a little surprised there aren't any new 3DS features, but I guess like I said, I think Nintendo is making all the cuts they can to get this out for the holiday.

rustyowl
Thu Sep 22 16 02:04am
Rating: 1 (Updated 1 time)

I don't see what's mocking about pointing out the reality of what gaming and budgeting is. I'm not making fun of anyone by saying we don't have a lot of room to whine at Nintendo about affording something that is a luxury.

It's not Nintendo's fault if I'm too broke to buy something of theirs. They're a business and they're following the market. We choose how to spend our money, and if we don't have it, we don't have it.

It's disappointing that my initial harmless points get sarcastically nose-snubbed and that's somehow fine, but if I say something stern in reply, I'm the bully.

You're assuming just because someone doesn't buy a new 3DS they don't have the money :p

I'm not trying to attack you here, and I really wasn't looking to have an argument, I'm good ending this here. Sorry if I offended you!

The guy asked me for $200. That's why I'm making the assumption in this case.

I respect that you're trying to be the good guy here. Sorry for blowing up a little bit.

At least the other 3ds games revealed to come out late this year, and early next year look promising. I can't recall being as excited for a new Mario Party since Mario Party DS, every game after that has been a big disappointment, but Star Rush looks refreshing. It got rid of the stupid vehicles, brought back the stars and coins. I'm not even mad that they didn't bring back the traditional boards, because unlike Mario Party 9, Island Tour, and 10, the new board modes actually look fun and refreshing. Also, the mini games look fantastic!

I always wondered why they didn't use the NSMB2 theme for the 3DS version.

What is the point of this game if the main feature is taken out (not talking about 3D btw)..

The game is called "Super Mario Maker". The main feature is in the title, and mostly intact beyond whatever stage features they stated wouldn't make it. You make stages on the go that's it. Don't feel like doing that, then don't pick it up lol.

The game is called "Super Mario Maker". The main feature is in the title

What, that it's "Super"? ;) With all these features removed I think "Super" may as well be removed from the games title as well.

With the limitations surrounding that main feature, many of us won't be.

inb4 no touchscreen support

Of all features the 3DS offers, stereoscopic 3D was the first I stopped using.

I was really excited about this, but the more they reveal, the more I wonder what the point of porting this to 3DS is if it's not going to have all the major things we want to play it portably for.

wonder what the point of porting this to 3DS is

to save christmas for Nintendo

Not if it's being handled poorly, it won't. That's the point of my post.

I think we underestimate the power of shameless cash-ins.

The success of shameless cash-ins is a case-by-case thing. There's nothing hyping this one. We'll see what happens.

Why am I not surprised?... What games on 3ds even have decent 3d effects? The only one from this year to have decent 3d effects was Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Most every 3ds game from the past years have had overall awful 3d depth, including Fire Emblem Fates, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, Mario Tennis Open, Mario Golf World Tour, Pokemon X/Y/OmegaRuby/AlphaSapphire, XenoBlade Chronicles 3D, Hyrule Warriors Legends, and too many others to list.

What happened? It really makes the price of a 3ds vs a 2DS feel like a rip off. What's the point of having enhanced 3D visuals on a New 3DS, if Nintendo is going to be lazy with it?! It's very disappointing, I'm one of the few who loves the concept of 3d visuals in gaming, and it really sucks to see Nintendo give up on it worse than they did with giving up hope on the Wii U...

I remember maybe 2 years back, there was a Nintendo patent listed for a 3D gimmick that didn't require a 3d compatible TV. It wasn't listed as anything for the 3ds or Wii U, so maybe this will be a peripheral for the NX? I hope so, because the only thing that would be better than 3d from a standard def 3ds, would be 3d bursting out of a TV in HD Resolution.

I don't own a lot of 3DS games, but I thought Star Fox 64 3D, Luigi's Mansion 2, and a handful of other games had great 3D. Not sure why it's so neglected.

Pokemon makes poor use of it - but part of that seems to be that it strains the hardware to run even just the battles in 3D.

To be honest, I'm kind of relieved Nintendo is making this game look bad on the 2DS, because they have really been screwing Wii U fans over, by porting over a lot of decent exclusives from Wii and Wii U, and giving them better features on a lower graphiced handheld.

They've done it with DK Country Returns, Xenoblade Chronicles, Hyrule Warriors, and now Yoshi's Wooly World. It's nice to see Nintendo give the 3ds owners less than the Wii U version, instead of more. If anything though, you'd think it would be Mario Maker getting more on the 3ds, and Yoshi's Wooly World getting less on the 3ds. Yoshi's Wooly World was a stunning looking game, and it's graphics are obviously a downgrade on the 3ds. It has a lower framerate, and it no longer has the fuzz rendering on the yarn characters. I'm shocked the 3ds version of Yoshi's Wooly World will have more than an HD console did, which is inexcusable, there is no good excuse as to why the Wii U can't get extra DLC content, the same can be said about Hyrule Warriors. While some DLC has finally gotten ported for Wii U, it still sucks that we don't get any of the Wind Waker levels, bosses, or Adventure Map...

This is why I can't wait for the NX, I'm sick of being an owner of handheld and home console, and getting sick of over the higher quality consoles getting crappier treatment over a lower res handheld with heavy memory and storage limitations. The NX will finally fix this issue, by being a hybrid console. It will be a tablet that can hook up to display on your TV, and allow you to use gaming controllers for traditional play, at least according to a bunch of reliable sources.

The NX will finally fix this issue, by being a hybrid console.

So you can play portable games blown up on the telly?

There's no confirmation on whether it will play DS or 3ds games, but it will run on cartridges, but they will be cartridges capable of running games that have higher quality than the Wii U. I wouldn't think of it as playing upscaled portable games on a TV, I'd say it's more like having the option to play games traditionally in HD on TV, while being able to take the game and console on the go as a handheld.

At first I wasn't going to pick this up. But now I'm leaning towards it since the only times I feel like I have a good idea for a stage I'm not home. It is funny to see everyone so upset that this game isn't the second coming of our lord. If Nintendo is gonna make a new Mario Maker it will be for NX.

leafy
Wed Sep 21 16 02:41am
(Updated 2 times)

I'd be interested if there was any other new feature than being portable or collaborating on level design with local wireless which don't make a difference to me. And the new challenge/tasks mode and tutorials feel more like DLC.
With the way it is I think there should be some crossbuy promotion where you can get a discount off the Wii U version when you buy this, vice versa, to get people that don't think it's for them to be at least interested.

I'm very happy with the Wii U version and not likely to pick this up anyway.
But yeah, it's still a shame overall.

What's the point of this? How is this fun?

That's a shame. It's a gimped version of the original as it is. Now Nintendo doesn't even take advantage of the one feature their hardware is meant to do?

Here I was thinking I was one of the very few who still even used the 3D effect when I played on 3DS.
This doesn't really bother me, though. I've bought several eShop games that don't support 3D. And I remember Iwata even saying himself in 2011:
"I think there could be a Nintendo 3DS software title which does not use the 3D feature at all, and I believe Nintendo will develop such software"
http://www.1up.com/news/iwata-ditching-3d-supporting-social-networks-wii-u-price-cut-concerns?pager.offset=0

I wasn't exactly expecting 3D support, but I'm still disappointed by this news.

I love the stereoscopic 3D visuals on the 3DS (even more with the super stable 3D of the N3DS,) so this might be the final nail in my personal "not buying it" coffin.

Oh hey lets sell a watered down version at full price.

No real point promoting a feature that simply isn't fully there yet really [nor will be present on the NX platform].

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