To this day, Tezuka is still surprised by the creative creations the community has come up with in the first game – saying how he never could have imagined some of the ideas:
"There's actually somebody who made a calculator using Super Mario Maker. That was really surprising"
This level of creativity from players has possibly inspired Nintendo. Tezuka said there'll likely be a point in "years to come" when Nintendo draws on these creations:
"I do think we've probably been influenced by the things we've seen people making in Super Mario Maker up to this point
"But I don't know exactly what sort of concrete form that would take in the Mario games in years to come. With things like that, we'll put the game out, see the reaction from the fans, then make decisions about what we'll decide to include in games going forward."
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