Amazon has shared their editorial picks of the best games in 2015, seeing Super Mario Maker slide down from the top of the flag pole.
The Wii U exclusive beat out stiff competition from Fallout 4, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, with the online retailer sharing that Nintendo had “captured the spirit of gaming” in allowing us to create our own custom Mario courses.
“2015 was a great year for Nintendo, with Splatoon, Yoshi’s Woolly World, and Xenoblade Chronicles X. But their standout game of 2015 and our game of the year was Super Mario Maker,” Amazon began in the reasoning behind choosing their victor.
“The game is built on two distinct (but connected) experiences: 1) make your own custom Mario levels, and then 2) share and play those levels with friends and the broader Super Mario Maker community. Nintendo gave players all of the tools to play out their childhood fantasies and make the Mario levels they’ve always dreamed about. The game sparks players’ creativity and lets imagination roam free – all while letting users share their creations with each other.
“Few games have ever given you that true freedom to ‘create and play’ and, in this sense, Nintendo captured the spirit of gaming.”
Amazon’s complete list of their best games in 2015 are:
10. Rocket League
8. Life is Strange
7. Batman: Arkham Knight
5. Cities Skylines
4. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
3. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
2. Fallout 4
1. Super Mario Maker