Thanks to Super Mario Maker 2 millions of Nintendo Switch owners are currently experiencing the joys of creating their own 2D Mario levels and becoming part of the overall community of players. This includes me, my girlfriend, my co-workers Mashable, and my friends and fellow journalists behind some of the coolest levels you need to check out. However, it looks like it also includes #brands.
Although not at the level of Arby's or Sonic the Hedgehog, Wendy's Twitter account is quite spicy when it comes to online personalities. A fast food chain has apparently decided that taking Mario levels is the next way to get hip when it comes to promoting square burgers. They featured a thematic version of Wendy's Super Mario, each of which includes Wendy's real-level code for Super Mario Maker 2 .
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̵1; Wendy (@Wendys) July 16, 2019
As you would expected, these six Mario levels refer to the menu items that Wendy is best known for. There are ice levels, blocks arranged in chicken bites and glasses of soda and french fries, rising lava, which is hot fat, and quite clever use of colorful movable mushrooms to remind the hamburgers. They are not bad. You can tell their social media who are really concerned. This makes us want to creatively pack the levels in the worlds contained in the game itself.
Usually something like this Wendy would not have bothered me so much. Yes # Brands in general need to learn when to leave but the lack of open branding in the levels itself makes it quite harmless, and the whole thing is really great proof of how Super Mario Maker 2 allows everyone to do and you share levels so easily. The problem is that this news dropped at the same time we learned that Super Mario Maker 2 was not as open as we would have hoped.
Nintendo just wiped out the Kai-Zero G course, one of the most played super expert courses in Mario Maker 2. It did not contain inappropriate words, pictures and more.
I'm losing words and I'm extremely sad about it. I feel Nintendo just does not want me 1 /? The GrandPOObear Streamer is a speedrunner and maybe the closest thing to Mario Maker ] the community must have a celebrity. But while he is known for his ability to play with the brutally difficult levels of Kaizo, he is also a force for good, making levels that elegantly teach you how to improve in Mario's advanced mechanics and raise over a million dollars for charity through Mario game.
what makes it so disappointing then that Nintendo continues to punish GrandPOObear seemingly without reason. His entire library of original levels Mario Maker was deleted, an incident that Nintendo claims to be an automatic error. And now one of his most popular expert levels "Poo Pile: Kai-Zero G" has been deleted because of the "harmful content" without the possibility of appeal.
GrandPOObear is understandably upset but confused. There are no words of curse in the course. His name is not a problem for Nintendo, he has a character on EarthBound named Poo. I thought Nintendo might be stupid trying to remove the Super Mario Maker culture of difficulty Super Smash Bros but this level was no problem.
Right now, he thinks a bunch of trolls are reporting the widespread level just to fuck it, but if so, Nintendo needs to look at these situations more carefully before making such harsh decisions. Other users, though not so prominent, also had apparently arbitrary bans. Super Mario Maker 2 has all the tools to be incredible. Again I played several levels of Mario made by Wendy. But if Nintendo wants to develop this community of fan creators, the game relies on it, it can not continue to punish one of the most productive members.
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