You know those days when you wake up and you say to yourself, "Gosh, I wish I could experience the video game equivalent of a turducken?" Well, a resourceful 14-year-old is making your dreams come true with a version of Super Mario Maker 2 that runs in LittleBigPlanet 3 for the PlayStation 3 and 4.
The level creator, "ClapTrap9", published their Super Mario Maker 2/LittleBigPlanet 3 fusion over the weekend. LittleBigPlanet 3's design tools aren't as in-depth or refined as Super Mario Maker 2's, but ClapTrap9 managed to put together an impressive piece of work, nonetheless. GameXplain built and subsequently played a Super Mario World stage using ClapTrap9's toolbox, and you might be surprised to see what's at builders' disposal. There are see-saws, Banzai Bills, and assorted Mario foot soldiers. You can lay down slopes, and even if you don't have the bevy of options available in Super Mario Maker 2 for the Switch, it's still cool stuff. The physics are a little "off" because you're technically not playing a Mario game, but whatever you create is still perfectly serviceable.
Super Mario Maker 2 released late last week to excellent reviews. Its story mode offers charming lessons in game-building, but unsurprisingly, most people love to just make the kinds of levels that hurt themselves and each other. ClapTrap9's builder-within-a-builder project isn't meant to be any kind of substitute for the actual Super Mario Maker 2: It's just an ambitious "look what I can do" from a young creator who's clearly enjoying themselves (they also made the original Super Mario Maker in LittleBigPlanet 3 earlier this year). Keep on building, ClapTrap.