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Original Super Mario Maker losing some online features in 2021

This week, Nintendo announced that it will be partially ending support for Super Mario Maker in 2021. The original game brought some life back to the Wii U in 2015 by allowing players to create and upload their own Mario levels for others to download. 

As of March 31st 2021, the original Wii U version of Super Mario Maker will no longer include the ability to upload levels. Previously uploaded courses will still be available to download and play though. The game will also no longer be available to buy on the Nintendo eShop, but previous owners can still download and play the game.

These changes won’t impact Super Mario Maker for the 3DS, as that version did not support level uploading to begin with. Naturally, Super Mario Maker 2 for the Nintendo Switch is also unaffected and will continue to operate as normal.

KitGuru Says: Super Mario Maker on the Wii U brought us a lot of great, creative levels. However, with the sequel now on Switch, there’s less need to keep filling up server storage with new levels for the original. Did many of you play the original Super Mario Maker on Wii U? 

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