Mario Builder is a New Super Mario Bros. game maker and level editor with many more features than Super Mario Maker. It is notable for its own sample game, which is played to unlock new objects in the editor.


While playing levels, the gameplay is similar to that of Mario platformers like New Super Mario World 2 and New Super Mario Bros. 3. A sample game is included in which more objects can be unlocked for the level editor by collecting Brick Coins.

In the editor, objects can be shaken to create similar items. For example, coins become Dash Coins when shaken.

Edit Mode

In this mode, also known as the Construction Zone, players are guided by Builder Mario through creating their own levels. Levels can have time limits and auto-scrolling set. Players are also able to place secret exits.

New objects are unlocked by collecting Brick Coins in the very long sample game. The first level's second Brick Coin, for instance, unlocks semi-solid platforms for the editor.

Mario Builder also features a World Map editor, letting players create worlds in the style of New Super Mario Bros U. Level markers, scenery, enemy courses, and normal and secret paths can be placed in the world.


As follows is a list of items avaiable in the editor.


Many different level themes can be chosen for a sublevel, as listed below.

  • Grassland
  • Underground
  • Desert
  • Snow
  • Jungle
  • Volcano
  • Tower
  • Ghost House
  • Airship
  • Castle
  • Dark Land
  • Beach
  • Underwater
  • Giant
  • Graveyard
  • Athletic
  • Ice Cavern
  • Poison Cavern
  • Abandoned Mineshaft
  • Factory
  • Gardens
  • Canyon
  • Deep Sea Grotto