When I think about old Mario games, one of the first things that comes to mind are those beautiful world maps. The hypnotic bouncing of sprites, the highly underrated musical bops. The world map, introduced in Super Mario Bros 3. and a franchise staple ever since, is a way for Nintendo to weave a connective tissue between levels, and give them a thematic framing. It’s also not something that’s in Super Mario Maker or it’s sequel—officially, anyway.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/gy4zaq/clever-mario-maker-fan-adds-desperately-missed-feature-world-maps