The amiibo actually adds a gameplay element to it instead of a ‘character’.
The manual looks awesome. I’d like to get my hands on that.
Mario Maker seems really cool except that it removes all immersion from 2d Mario experience. It’s like Nintendo doesn’t want to realize that 2d Mario games were very immersive and ADVENTURE GAMES. They were not just level platforms existing in a void. If Super Mario Brothers revolved around level design, then the blue sky background of the original wouldn’t have mattered. But it DID matter. It mattered because it made the game much more immersive than just the black background and non-continuous ‘level designs’. After 1-1, 1-2 does not just start. It shows Mario entering the pipe. It is a continuous world.
I’d love to see a massive open world 2d Mario. Too bad we won’t be able to get it with Mario Maker. We can’t even make ‘maps’ with Mario Maker. So lame.