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The logo for Minecraft.
Developer Mojang Studios
4J Studios (Wii U and Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition)
Other Ocean Interactive (New Nintendo 3DS)
SkyBox Labs[1] (Nintendo Switch, Bedrock version)
Publisher Mojang Studios
Xbox Game Studios (Japan)
Platforms Wii U
Nintendo Switch
New Nintendo 3DS
Release date Wii U (Digital release):
Japan December 17, 2015
Europe December 17, 2015
USA December 17, 2015
Australia December 18, 2015

Wii U (Physical release):
USA June 17, 2016
Japan June 23, 2016
Europe June 30, 2016
Australia July 2, 2016
Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition:
USA May 11, 2017
Mexico May 11, 2017[2]
Japan May 12, 2017
Europe May 12, 2017
Australia May 12, 2017
New Nintendo 3DS (Digital release):
USA September 13, 2017
Japan September 14, 2017
Europe September 20, 2018
Australia September 20, 2018
New Nintendo 3DS (Physical release):
USA November 10, 2017
Nintendo Switch (Bedrock version):
Japan June 21, 2018
USA June 21, 2018
Mexico June 21, 2018[3]
Europe June 21, 2018
Australia June 21, 2018

Genre Sandbox
ESRB:ESRB E10+.svg - Everyone 10+
PEGI:PEGI 7.svg - Seven years and older
CERO:CERO rating A - All ages
ACB:ACB PG.svg - Parental guidance
USK:USK 6.svg - Six years and older
DEJUS:DEJUS L.png - General audience
Mode(s) Single-player
Wii U:
Compact disc icon for use in templates. Optical disc
Digital download icon for use in templates. Digital download
Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition:
Digital download icon for use in templates. Digital download
Nintendo 3DS:
A picture of a 3DS game card Game Card
Digital download icon for use in templates. Digital download
Nintendo Switch (Bedrock version):
Nintendo Switch icon for use in templates Game Card
Digital download icon for use in templates. Digital download
Wii U:
Nintendo Switch:
Nintendo 3DS:

Minecraft is a game released by Mojang Studios. It is a sandbox survival PC game with a blocky aesthetic centered around gathering resources to survive from environmental hazards or hostile mobs, exploring the randomly generated terrain, and creating worlds and sculptures using a variety of colorful blocks and tools, though the objective is largely based on the player's direction. It was originally released as an indie game for the PC and handheld devices on November 18, 2011. The Wii U version of the game, known as Minecraft: Wii U Edition, was originally released for the Nintendo eShop on December 17, 2015,[4][dead link] and later released with a physical edition on June 17, 2016.[5][dead link] A Nintendo Switch port, known as Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition, was released for the Nintendo eShop on May 11, 2017.[6] Aside from the different controls and an increased map size, it is otherwise identical to the Wii U game. An edition of Minecraft for the New Nintendo 3DS, aptly titled Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition, was launched on September 13, 2017. The original game includes references to the Mario franchise, such as a painting featuring 100m from Donkey Kong (which was based on a painting by Kristoffer Zetterstrand), and the Wii U, New Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo Switch editions keeps these references.[7] However, all three Nintendo versions of the game also feature the exclusive Super Mario Mash-up, a complete Mario-themed reskin of the game's original objects, which was also released alongside the Wii U and Nintendo Switch physical editions.[5]

A new version of Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition, named simply Minecraft, was released digitally and physically on June 21, 2018. The new version allows cross-play with other platforms, namely Android, iOS, iPadOS, Fire, Windows 10, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, which shares the same codebase known as "Bedrock" (originated from Minecraft: Pocket Edition). Players who purchased the Nintendo Switch port can have an option to upgrade to the new version for free.

Minecraft: Wii U Edition was discontinued after its final update in 2018 along with legacy console platforms.[8] Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition was also discontinued on January 15, 2019.[9]

Steve, Alex, a Zombie, and an Enderman from Minecraft all appear as playable characters (the latter three being alternate costumes of Steve) in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, along with a stage based on Minecraft, Minecraft World.

Super Mario Mash-up[edit]

Group artwork of the Super Mario Mash-up

The Super Mario Mash-up was released as downloadable content for the Wii U version on May 17, 2016 (though it comes bundled with the physical release), alongside the Nintendo Switch version on May 11, 2017, and as part of a free update to the New Nintendo 3DS version on June 5, 2018.[10] It was developed in conjunction with Nintendo.[11] Though the mechanics of Minecraft remain the same in the pack, everything has been visually changed to match the aesthetics of the Mario franchise, which includes different skins for the player and every block, item, and mob. There is also a premade world containing several Mario landmarks and multiple enemy gauntlets and jumping challenges[12]; additionally, the Mash-up comes with its own soundtrack comprising almost entirely of music from Super Mario 64.


Skins are textures that the player can apply to change their appearance. There are forty Mario-themed skins that come with the pack. The skins, as they are titled and ordered from the selection screen, are:

The skins cannot be used in cross-platform multiplayer.


Mobs make up the creatures that can be found across the world, both friendly and aggressive. Once again, all of them have the same behaviors and sounds of their original Minecraft counterparts (e.g. the Hammer Bros. have the same behavior and sounds as the Zombies in the base game rather than their behavior in the Mario series), as they bear no behavior differences.

Mario enemies and characters are listed first, followed by the original mob in parenthesis.

Passive mobs[edit]


Neutral mobs[edit]

Hostile mobs[edit]

Boss mobs[edit]

Blocks and Items[edit]

An armor stand with arms
An armor stand without arms

Building Blocks[edit]



Tools, Weapons, & Armor[edit]


Redstone & Transportation[edit]



In-game map of the pre-built world

Many large-scale, notable Mario landmarks make an appearance in the pre-built world, including Peach's Castle, Delfino Plaza, an Airship, the Sunken Ghost Ship, and many more generic locations including a Ghost House and end-of-level Castles.

Locations are often connected by Warp Pipe contraptions or World Map-like paths. Large sprite recreations and 3D statues appear across the entire map. Treasure, including Minecraft Music Discs and Gold Ingots, are often hidden at points of interest.

Entering Minecraft's Nether dimension through a recreation of the Valley of Bowser entrance features an explorable Bowser's Castle and additional landmarks. The Nether itself is based on World 8 from modern platformers.


The paintings are often used throughout the map as decoration.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スーパーマリオ マッシュアップパック
Sūpā Mario Masshu Appu Pakku
Super Mario Mash-up pack
Chinese (Simplified) 马力欧 混搭包 (Nintendo Switch)
Mǎlì'ōu Hùndābāo
超级马力欧 混搭包 (New Nintendo 3DS)
Chāojí Mǎlì'ōu Hùndābāo
Mario Mash-up pack

Super Mario Mash-up pack

Pre-release and unused content[edit]

Unused images (presumably intended for use in the digital manual) in the files for Minecraft: Wii U Edition show that different skins were originally going to be used, rather than the ones in the final version. These include Hooktail as the Ender Dragon instead of Gobblegut, Midbus as the Pigs, and Yoshi as the Horses. Another image shows the Ender Chest with a Mr. I-themed design, rather than the Shy Guy-themed design it has in the release version. Zombie Villagers were originally Boomerang Bros, though they were changed in an update to Hammer Bros. wearing the clothes of the Pianta they were before they were transformed.

The screenshot showing the Yoshi horses was actually used in the "Horses" section of the "How to Play" menu, prior to the patch adding the Battle Mini Game.



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