There are over 7 million courses available in Super Mario Maker 2. And at least seven of them are pretty fun.
Seriously, though, making a good Mario level is one of those tasks that’s harder than it looks. So what differentiates a satisfying level from a frustrating one?
To find out, we reached out to both the Mario Maker and Nintendo Switch subreddits and asked readers to submit their favorite homemade levels for review. After sifting through pages and pages of submissions, we picked out a handful of interesting examples for a fuller evaluation by Corey Olcsvary of Nintendo’s storied Treehouse product development division.