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Super Mario All-Stars 3D adds GameCube controller support for Super Mario Sunshine

Super Mario All-Stars 3D got a surprise update that adds GameCube controller support to Super Mario Sunshine. The update brings new camera controls and general fixes to the package.

Those who want to play Super Mario Sunshine with its intended GameCube control scheme can now do so, though there are some catches. In order to use the controller, players will need the Nintendo Switch GameCube adapter, which plugs into the Switch dock. That means the option is only available in TV mode and that Switch Lite owners won’t be able to use the controller.

Super Mario Sunshine’s on-screen control prompts will not change to match the GameCube controller’s layout. It will still display Joy-Con controls, which replace the original GameCube prompts in the package.

The update adds an inverted camera option to all three games in the collection. In our review of Super Mario 3D All-Stars, we noted that the “archaic camera” hinders games like Super Mario 64.

General fixes have been applied to all three games to improve gameplay. It’s not clear what exactly those fixes are considering that the three titles were direct emulations of the originals, as opposed to updated ports.

The update comes as a bit of a surprise, but it makes sense considering that Super Mario 3D All-Stars has been a major success for Nintendo this year. The collection quickly became Amazon’s second-bestselling game of 2020. The title is still a limited release, but is set to leave the Switch eShop on March 31, 2021.

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