Attention those of you still using the Wii U, whoever you might be: you have just a few months left to upload your original level creations to Super Mario Maker. Nintendo announced this week the upload ability will be removed from the game on March 31, 2021 (there’s that March 31 date again…)
Services that will end
- The ability to upload courses in the Wii U version of Super Mario Maker
- The Super Mario Maker Bookmark website
Due to this, the following features within the software’s Course World will also become unavailable:
- Updating the ranking of liked courses
- Looking up your bookmarked courses
Nintendo also notes that “depending on the circumstances, these services may be discontinued earlier than the above-mentioned date,” so don’t take anything for granted.
…Yeah, I’m not sure who I’m talking to either. There is really no reason for anyone to be playing the original Super Mario Maker when its sequel, released for a more modern system, can do everything the original can do plus much more. Plus, it’s on sale for Black Friday!
Note that the 2015 Wii U game will not be rendered completely useless. You will still have access to zillions of levels that have already been uploaded, though it’s really only a matter of time before those disappear too. The Wii U ceased production in January of 2017 with only around 13 million units sold.