Super Mario Maker, the game that allows players to create and play their own Mario levels (and levels made by others) has now sold more than 1 million units since September 11 when it launched. This has amounted to the creation of more than 2.2 million new Super Mario courses, and combined, those courses have been played almost 75 million times.

“For Mario fans around the world, including myself, Super Mario Maker was a dream 30 years in the making,” says Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “The game has captured and unlocked the imaginations of gaming fans of all ages and brought their dedication to Nintendo to a whole new level.”

The Super Mario franchise has been popular for a long time (it’s been around since 1985, when Super Mario Bros. was first released), and more than 310 million units have been sold overall. Super Mario Maker allows players to use the Wii U GamePad controller touchscreen to create Super Mario levels in four different game styles. The creator comes complete with enemies, items, and power-ups. Players can alter just about everything in their own levels. Upon completion, courses can be uploaded for other players’ enjoyment.

Super Mario Maker offers a polished gaming experience for all levels of players. It’s reportedly very easy to use, even for kids.

We reviewed Super Mario Maker here.

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Keezy is a gamer, illustrator, and designer. Her background is in teaching and tutoring kids from ages 9 to 19, and she's led workshops for young women in STEM. She is also holds a certificate in teaching English. Her first memory of gaming is when her dad taught her to play the first Warcraft when she was five. You can find her at Key of Zee and on Twitter @KeezyBees.