Super Mario 3D All-Stars: Nintendo 64 controller support

The final version of Super Mario 64, exclusive to the All-Stars collection of 3D games, now supports the respective Nintendo controller

Apparently, Super Mario 3D All-Stars still manages to make headlines despite the not inconsiderable handicap of being commercially dead now that Switch boasts a controller for Nintendo 64 titles. To give some context, we remind you of the bottleneck in which the device in question is located. The dedicated controllers for retro games of the (occasionally exceptional) Nintendo Switch Online service tend to run out of stocks quickly at the expense of being exclusively available to subscribers to the service. In addition to this, the Nintendo 64 games are themselves exclusive to those who have upgraded to the “add-on package”.

How the Nintendo 64 controller made its way into Super Mario 3D All-Stars

We already know that Sunshine vacationer enjoys native Nintendo GameCube controller support, but now Nintendo 64 controller support complements another of the three titles available in Super Mario 3D All-Stars. Which is good, considering that between the two versions of Super Mario 64 is the one available in the collection the definitive incarnation of the title (in the absence of the port for Nintendo DS, of course). Version 1.1.1 of the trilogy also brings with it patch notes, which we will bring back after the tweet of the official announcement in native language by the Great N.

However, it is “just” a matter of controllers: the in-game interfaces will not adjust accordingly. Unfortunately, the infinitesimal percentage of players who will actually use it takes away a bit of flavor from what remains excellent news for the most devoted fans of the Kyoto giant. At this point, if we do not count the individual Joy-Con (and we should) as heirs of the Wiimote, Super Mario Galaxy would be missing to complete the picture. We leave you at patch notes.

Version 1.1.1 (released November 3, 2021)

  • Super Mario 64 now supports Nintendo 64 controller exclusive to Nintendo Switch Online members (sold separately). Players will now be able to enjoy the same controls found in the original Nintendo 64 title.

  • The commands shown on the screen will not reflect the controller itself.

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Stefania Romagnoli is a dedicated writer who delves into the world of video game news. With a profound passion for gaming, Stefania keeps readers informed and up-to-date on the latest developments, announcements, and trends within the gaming industry.