Create on the go! 'Super Mario Maker' is coming to 3DS just in time for Christmas

super mario maker nintendo 3ds new bros  u gall
Super Mario Maker was one of the best games of 2015 — and certainly among the best on the Wii U — but you’ll now be able to take the platformer and creation tool with you on the go. Super Mario Maker is coming to the Nintendo 3DS this year

Announced during Thursday’s Nintendo Direct event, Super Mario Maker on 3DS is designed to supplement the Wii U version instead of replacing it. The game comes preloaded with 100 Nintendo-designed levels, and includes the famous “100 Mario Challenge,” as well as a selection of the best Wii U levels. We’re hoping that the “Ryckoning” and “Klepocalypse” make an appearance.

Some Wii U-created levels will not be available on the smaller system, though Nintendo didn’t specify exactly what would keep them from making the jump. The game also ditches the “Course ID” system used on the Wii U version to simplify searching, which may eliminate the ability to use the web-based “bookmark” tool to save levels for later.

Super Mario Maker for the 3DS isn’t focused on sharing creations online. Instead,  you’re encouraged to go out and share them with real-life friends or find hidden gems via StreetPass.

Super Mario Maker launched to critical acclaim when it first hit the Wii U last September, with wonderful player-created levels available across the original Super Mario Bros., as well as Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World. In our review, we called it “exceptionally well-designed” and “effective in spurring creativity and ensuring that long design sessions are fun throughout.” It also remains the perfect game for sadists, as some truly dastardly creations have been uploaded over the last year, capable of destroying any hope of world peace.

Super Mario Maker launches on the 3DS on December 2. It doesn’t appear to be limited to the “New Nintendo 3DS” system.

Emerging Tech

Shipping crate filled with 3D-printing robots may be the future of construction

Autodesk has created a robot-filled shipping container which may represent the future of construction work. The crate contains two robots able to 3D print custom components for building sites.

Want to save a webpage as a PDF? Just follow these steps

Need to quickly save and share a webpage? The best way is to learn how to save a webpage as a PDF file, as they're fully featured and can handle images and text with ease. Here's how.

Google’s Gboard now uses A.I. to recommend GIFs based on your conversation

Google is bringing a new feature to Gboard that should make it better for those that regularly use GIFs and stickers. The feature essentially uses A.I. to recommend GIFs and stickers based on your conversation.

The best Nintendo Switch deals and bundles for November 2018

Looking to score Nintendo's latest hybrid console? We've smoked out the best Nintendo Switch deals right here, including discounts on stand-alone consoles as well as bundles that feature games like Fortnite and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Your PlayStation 4 game library isn't complete without these games

Looking for the best PS4 games out there? Out of the massive crop of titles available, we selected the best you should buy. No matter what your genre of choice may be, there's something here for you.

Tips for surviving the nuclear wasteland in 'Fallout 76'

Before running into nuclear wasteland with your Pip-Boy, take a moment to consider these Fallout 76 tips. From food and water to maintaining weapons and armor, here are the things all beginners should know.

For the first time ever, PlayStation will be a no-show at E3

For the first time in the event's history, E3 2019 will not feature Sony or PlayStation. The massive event almost always features a lengthy press conference from Sony, often after all other major companies give theirs.

Find a fish and get your boogie on with Fortnite's week 8 challenge

The Fortnite season 6 week 8 challenges have arrived as we near the end of this spooky season. The big free challenge this week is the Fortnite fish trophy challenge where you need to dance with different fishes. Here are all of the…

All the Best Target Black Friday deals for 2018

The mega-retailer opens its doors to the most competitive shoppers at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 22, and signs indicate that the retailer means business this year. We've sifted through all of the deals, from consumer electronics to small…
Virtual Reality

Think virtual reality is just for games? These awesome apps will change your mind

Virtual reality isn't all about gaming. Swim with turtles, paint in 3D, and immerse yourself in some unique experiences the platform has to offer with our curated list of the best VR apps.

‘Fortnite’ gifts perfect for the video game fan in your life

Chances are someone on your holiday shopping list is a fan of Fortnite. As the most popular game on the planet, there are plenty of Fortnite-themed gift options available for purchase in stores and online. Here are the best ones we found.

The Best Black Friday Deals from Best Buy in 2018

We've been hard at work assembling all the best Black Friday deals Best Buy offers in 2018 and putting them in one place to save you time and money this holiday season. From laptops to TVs, game consoles to smart speakers and much more…

Black Friday 2018: The best deals so far

Black Friday is the biggest shopping holiday of the year, and it will be here before you know it. If you can't wait until November 23 to start formulating a shopping plan, we've got you covered.

HDR monitors are beginning to have an impact. Here are the best you can buy

HDR isn't the most common of PC monitor features and is often charged at a premium, but the list of available options is growing. These are the best HDR monitors you can buy right now.