Mario Maker creator Takashi Tezuka says that the retro themed courses in the game, which are based on Super Mario Bros, will control more like the New Super Mario Bros titles. Tezuka says that they have designed it this way because he feels like those who are more accustomed to the newer Mario titles may have a harder time if it controls like the NES version. Here’s what he had to say.
“My greatest challenge right now is that the physics of the original Super Mario Bros. and New Super Mario Bros. are very different. So, people who are used to today’s Mario games might have a hard time with the original if they’re not accustomed to it. With Mario Maker, the retro Mario style looks that way visually, but the controls are a little bit closer to today’s Marios.”
“I have a feeling that if I make the original Mario style content control like the original Mario, people used to current Mario may not enjoy it. So, we haven’t carried those exact physics over. Yet there are parts, of course, that I don’t want to let go, that I want to continue.”