Many of us like to talk a big game with Super Mario Maker creations, how we're planning to wow the world and change the way we play platformers in the Mario universe. In most cases, of course, a level creation is often abandoned early to do something a little less taxing; it's harder than it seems to make a good level.
Some creators go all out though, not just in terms of the complexity of their levels but also in their visual design and themes. This certain applies to 'Metroid Resurrection', a series of four levels that follow a discernible plot and even have their own marketing poster. Check it out:
We can't help but admire the effort shown here by 'Wuvwii', and having tried the first level it's rather nicely done, feeling like a mini adventure. The lack of a checkpoint is a shame, though, as our GamePad nearly went on a trip out the window after a clumsy death near the end.
In any case, it's lovely to see such care and devotion paid to a concept in Super Mario Maker - check out the levels and let us know what you think.
I wish Nintendo would let us combine levels and create our own world maps. That would be awesome.
And when half these levels randomly get deleted by Nintendo with no explanation given, that poster will be all that remains of their legacy.
I'll have to try these out later. Wonder how long it'll be until Nintendo take them down without providing any reason.
Yay I guess?
Oooo purple website theme.
@PeterAndCompany A level with so much attention won't be deleted. They only delete levels that rarely get played.
It's a shame though that the maker didn't include the links, so here they are:
@Spin they need something to save for Mario maker 2
@shani Thank you! Much easier this way!
This kind of thing is why I purchased Super Mario Maker, despite never being a big level-editor guy in the past.
@Spin Gotta save something for the sequel.
I have a deep fear of some of my VR32 Land series being axed. No bad news yet though on my low completion rated and unstarrable masterpeices. Hats off to these guys, I wanted to do something like this since the game was annouced, but I wasn't impressed with the Samus sprite.
There're tons of good metroid-like stages on mm, but if you're like me and like to play them all, here's mine:
They do take a lot of efforts. Just like animation, lots of people go into game making to just realize it's WAY too much work. MM is much simplified and still...
@PeterAndCompany Come on! Nintendo doesn't delete random levels, and you people need to stop thinking they're deliberately deleting people's levels just to get you angry. You're not that important.
@Freeon-Leon Something tells me you haven't been following the latest developments on this subject.
@Angelic_Lapras_King @twistedbee I don't think there will be a sequel. I see ports. But this seems more like a one-off thing.
I don't have Mario Maker but I'd love to watch someone play through all of these on YouTube.
@Spin I'm certain I read somewhere they would turn it into a spin off franchise (Kart, Sports, Party, eyc.) if it did well, and not only has it sold well, it's certainly made noise and caught attention.
Plus there's so much more you could put in a sequel, Allstars and both Mario 2 templates, poison mushrooms, all the power ups that were left out, slopes, other brand new features like the fire power clown copter, etc.
@PeterAndCompany You mean the guy who had his levels deleted with the word "turd"? That word is against Nintendo's policy.
@amiiboacid It was "Poo," actually. A word Nintendo themselves have used in many games. And regardless, this had nothing to do with their TOS, since his entire gallery of levels — not just the ones with "Poo" in the title — was completely gutted without notice or explanation. All of his stars and reputation, gone overnight.
And he's hardly the only one. Check any Mario Maker forum and you'll see this whole "deletion of levels without reason" is a growing problem. Nintendo has built this amazing online community around the game, but their completely inept mismanagement is going to kill it.
Must be amazing, but not touching the game anymore because their system is wack. Geez, Nintendo. You guys could ruin a wet dream...
Why does he bother putting in that much work? Nintendo will just pull his levels off the servers perminantly anyway.
@PeterAndCompany You are absolutely correct. All of the trouble with level deletion has completely stolen all my motivation to play the game. About 6 of my most popular levels were axed, none of which violated any rules and all of them were well-starred and had decent clear rates. I really want to keep playing the game but everytime I wanna pop it in I can't help but think "what's the point?".
@Spin Yeah... This would be amazing.
Second level had a choke point but I got the world record of 2:34:507. I'm sure I'll lose that. Nice set of courses though. Loved the effect of the first three using the same top slightly edited.
@shani Thanks for that.
Still better than Federation Force.
Funny that his "Metroid Resurrection" series has been created after he himself played my Metroid Resurgence one:
As for level deletion... I still don't see what's the issue exactly.
@sketchturner I've got them bookmarked to play later for my channel, Nintendo Thumb.
Probably won't show up for a few days though.
Oh, wow. A comment on Miiverse told me about this article. Thanks so much, you guys! I really put a lot of work into the advertisement. I completely sympathize with the author's experience, but I stand by the original trilogy being made easy enough to not require being updated with checkpoints. I did a lot of testing originally without them, and so many people have been commenting about how they love them.
I absolutely dedicate any attention I'm getting to Nintendo needing to realize this Metroid fanbase is real, and craving more. Thank you, and please check out my courses I put a lot of work into all of them!
@PeterAndCompany I'm still here! They haven't taken any of my courses down since launch day, but my sympathy goes out to those who have that happen to their work!
@shani Thank you for providing the links! Of course I couldn't in a static image, lol. But I put them in the original reddit source, where you can also find links to my original Miiverse drawings I used in the advertisement.
@Aqueous Good job on the World Record! Sorry about the potential choke point, different people run into things differently and while I did a good amount of testing it might still happen. Thanks so much for appreciating my work though.
@Wuvwii Ah nice, I didn't know that. Thanks, I'll check out the reddit link then.
@Simbabbad Her, actually. And I really enjoyed your series too (I've been meaning to play the updated versions for a long time), but I actually made and named mine before I ever discovered yours. I still encourage everyone to go play yours too, they truly offer a unique backtracking experience I didn't really go after with my Metroid experience, because I wanted to focus more on individual areas and recreations. I really appreciate your work, too!
@AVahne Lol, my first thought, too.
I'll have to check this out. My Super Mario Maker has really become Super Mario Player - the game really should've been released with checkpoints and maybe slopes. I probably would've been making levels more, I just feel like I should update my levels with checkpoints before making new ones, yet I can't be bothered to do all that so... Well, I am all for updates when they don't make previous levels feel obsolete...
@ShadJV I hope you enjoy them!
If you were interested in it, there are actually makeshift slopes made out of Bill Blasters in the fourth one, and here's a course I made called "No Jokes, Real Slopes" https://supermariomakerbookmark.nintendo.net/courses/7ABE-0000-01D3-873D
Depending on your courses, if you felt good about them when you made them and there isn't major difficulty, don't worry about being obsolete without adding checkpoints. I just had two major Nintendo sites covering my courses, and over 100 people still went and starred/commented about them being the best thing ever, and it didn't matter they weren't updated versions with checkpoints thrown in. Just some words of encouragement.
I like these kinds of levels. Hopefully the make a custom map editor for the eventual sequel or update so everyone can make their own Mario adventures that are like games in itself.
@Luffymcduck I found it best to just focus on each area and what I wanted to branch off from it and the map took shape from there, but I like that idea. Especially for a map the player can check. I included fake Map Stations that just spit out Mystery Mushrooms, lol. Levels should also be able to get linked after each other, or only be unlocked to play after set other ones are finished.
@Wuvwii Nice job! I am going to play these levels soon! Are you making more mini adventure "worlds" in the future?
@Wuvwii: Sorry, from your Mii I thought you were a boy. Don't mind me, I did see your levels were different from mine, and obviously, anybody is free to create Metroid inspired levels. You know I respect you, I adjusted one of my levels according to your feedback. I'm just jealous you're featured in Nintendo Life and I'm not !
@TheRedCap30 Thank you! I hope you enjoy them. As for more connected levels with a resaved file for all the main areas I might be interested in doing a Kirby set of levels with the hub being like Kirby's Adventure sometime.
Here's an individual Kirby course I've made though:
(As for other characters, I have ones for Splatoon, Sonic, and even Vectorman)
@Simbabbad Hey, no problem. I could tell it was a little jealousy. I'm just as shocked my reddit advertisement got this much attention. Like the article says, I put a lot of effort into the courses, and people who played them were always pretty surprised at the quality, so I knew it was a matter of doing something that could give them more attention. People are just really hungry for anything Metroid.
I appreciated the process, and I feel bad I haven't gotten around to playing what you adjusted for me yet. I went ahead and bookmarked your first one to make sure I don't forget. I recommend everyone else to do so too!
Thanks for the kind words !
That is glorious and brightened my day.
I tweeted out a modified version of my advertisement as a thank you card for all the websites that covered my work. Highest level of Mario Maker achievement, I don't even need the rest of the medals, lol.
@Wuvwii - You're welcome. I'll have to see what else you put together sometime.
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