6 Mario Maker YouTube Channels You Should Start Following Before Mario Maker 2 Comes Out

Some people unwind after school or work by watching TV or listening to music. I watch Super Mario Maker players.

The game's sequel, Super Mario Maker 2, is primed to be a massive hit in streaming communities when it releases on June 28, but you definitely don't have to wait until then to get in on the hype. In fact, now's the perfect time to start following great Mario Maker channels. That's why I've put together a list of a few of my favorite good, clean Mario Maker content creators below.


I watch Thab's streams more often than I do anyone else on YouTube or Twitch. His extremely impressive Mario Maker skills and dry sense of humor make him easy to watch, even as he spends hours perfecting movements through tedious and trolly obstacles. His technical abilities are absurd, and his love for typically loathed New Super Mario Bros. U levels allows him to master courses that would send other players running.

Somehow, he has the focus to overcome impossible-looking levels while carrying on bizarre conversations about never having had plums or whether "shredded brisket" exists with his chat. He also happens to hold the record for a Super Expert no-skip streak in the first Super Mario Maker game (42 in a row), and we expect to see his talents make him an even bigger deal when the sequel comes around


Ceave Gaming

Ceave Gaming is less of a streamer than he is an analyst, but don't let that deter you from subscribing. Rather than gameplay, his videos feature in-depth breakdowns of the technical aspects of the game. His video about building a working calculator inside a Mario Maker level is just the tip of the iceberg, with other videos describing how to make pacifist levels, in-game shops and binary storage systems within game worlds.

If that's too much for you, he also has videos for basically every item and enemy you can place in the game, and shows how to use them in innovative ways. While the more technical tricks usually go over my head, I find them fascinating, and I can't wait to see what he'll be able to do with all of the new features in Mario Maker 2. 



DGR is so much fun to watch because, despite the fact that he primarily plays infuriating troll levels, he's always such a good sport about them. In fact, it seems like the less fair a level is, the more wholeheartedly he's delighted by it. His videos are typically long, at around 20 minutes or longer, in case you're basically looking to watch an episode of TV. His positivity is totally infectious, and he's really good at Mario Maker, too.



The streaming world is typically dominated by dudes, so I'm so glad that awesome ladies like theDragonFeeney are around to show the guys who's boss. She's another Mario Maker player to turn to whenever you need a little joy injected into your life, and her enthusiasm for all things Mario is unmatched. I was also thrilled to find out she's one of the four people who'll be participating in the Super Mario Maker 2 Invitational later this week. I'll be rooting for her all the way.



Paco is always a treat to watch. He makes his way through super tough levels with a smile on his face, and his huge reactions to surprises are hilarious. He can be a big goof sometimes, but he's always friendly and inviting with his community. He's skilled both at completing levels and building them. If those credentials don't impress you, his ever-growing beard will.



Slade's a solid, enjoyable player who knows his way around Mario Maker. Typically, he specializes in completing ultra-hard levels, sticking through with them to the very end, no matter how mind-numbingly frustrating they might get. He may not have one of the biggest YouTube channels, but his videos are always entertaining on top of showing off some of the toughest levels in all of Mario Maker.


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