Players from around the world, regardless of language or region, can come together in this one special place!
The Super Mario Maker Community is a community on Miiverse. It can be viewed here. The community had opened early for Japanese users, as well as users who got the game early. Miiverse is the only way players can submit their levels for other users to play, so the community is often filled with posts and almost always active. Posts other than the ones of users submitting levels are usually of users complaining about a levels difficulty, or showing the games many unlockable costumes.
The game itself plays like a typical 2D Mario platformer. However, the player can create and play their own levels, even share them online with others! The game first appeared at E3 2014, and wasn't very impressive to people. Overtime the game developed to become even bigger and more customizable than when it was last shown. Players can also be able to use amiibo to play as different Nintendo characters when using a "Mystery Mushroom" that turns Mario into Costume Mario. The game is considered to be a follow-up to Mario Paint, with elements incorporated from that game such as Gnat Attack.
In-game levels will sometimes have Miiverse comments pop-up, which can be useful for hints and tips about the level being played. Some users have found this annoying however, and complain that the comments sometimes get in the way of the player's view. These comments can be turned off using the in-game pause menu.
Super Mario Maker is slightly controversial with it's release date, September 11th, a day infamous for being a date for a massive terrorist attack. Some Miiverse users were disgusted at the date, some annoyed, or others see it as an excuse for 9/11 jokes. Some users debated on whether the release date was a good idea or not. The reason why the game was released on 9/11 is because "it is the closest Friday to Mario's birthday (Super Mario Bros.'s release date)".
There also has been some controversy surrounding its price at $60 which some users believe the game is overpriced for a level editor. Although some could say other games aren't worth $60 and not many would argue about that.
Interaction with Miiverse
Many users post Play Journal Entries telling people to go and play their levels. Any course a player uploads automatically gets a post under the "In-Game Posts" section stating the level's name and ID. With Super Mario Maker, players can post comments on the courses they play. These comments can be shown on the course itself, or after a player completes a level. Any of these comments appear under the course's In-Game Post. If you are banned, you will be unable to post comments, or even upload a course.