Featuring 100 Nintendo-made courses, the game will allow players to construct their own Super Mario levels by dragging and dropping various elements using the touchscreen.
What's more, the company says many levels made using the Wii U will be available through the 3DS version, though the levels won't be searchable by their course ID.
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Instead, players will be able to access the Wii U-made levels through the 100 Mario Challenge, but not all levels will be available on the 3DS.
Other than that, the game seems to be largely the same as its console version, with the full Mario Maker set available, minus Mystery Mushrooms.
With this new portable version, however, there's a bigger emphasis on connecting locally. Super Mario Maker on the 3DS will allow you to share courses via StreetPass and you'll be able to send incomplete levels to your friends so they can help you finish them.
The game will be released on December 2, so there's not long to wait until you can get your hands on what sounds like an decent portable version of one of the Wii U's best games.
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