Watch Grand Kingdom’s creator Tomohiko Deguchi build a Super Mario Maker level

On a recent trip to Japan, we visited a handful of Japanese game developers and asked them to contribute stages to our ongoing Devs Make Mario series. Among them: Tomohiko Deguchi, director of tactical role-playing game Grand Kingdom, which saw release in North America on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita this week.

Deguchi, best known for directing the Japan-exclusive Vanillaware PSP title Grand Knights History, actually subverted the Devs Make Mario formula — in preparation for our visit, he created his entire Super Mario Maker stage ahead of time! The result: a surprisingly authentic Super Mario Bros. 3 level built around maximizing the abilities of Koopa Troopas. To play the level for yourself, use level code B425-0000-025D-38FA,…

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