Super Mario 3D All-Stars Switch just added GameCube controller support for Sunshine

Version 1.1.0 is here

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Praise the sun…shine!

Nintendo said that it was working on an update that would add extra control options into Super Mario 3D All-Stars on Switch, and they made good on it with a new patch (1.1.0) this week. If you boot up your copy, you should see an update waiting for you, and it’s a doozy if you have certain hardware available.

That hardware is none other than the GameCube controller, which now works with Mario Sunshine just like it did back in 2002. There’s a caveat of course: you do need the GameCube controller adapter hardware, as well as a GameCube controller.

The latter shouldn’t be too hard to scrounge up though, as there are plenty of used remotes out in the wild (Wavebirds too!), and Nintendo even re-released a ton for the recent string of Smash Bros. games. The adapter has also been knocked off several times over, and generally goes for $15 for third-party hardware.

Even if you don’t have a GameCube remote and the adapter (Reggie voice: “what’s wrong with you!”), camera inversion has been added to the options menu for everyone. All three games now supported inverted controls. Beyond that, “other general fixes” have smoothed over the trio of titles.

All good news! Now we just need Nintendo to announce that the “limited run” was a sham.

Ver. 1.1.0 [Nintendo]

Ver. 1.1.0 (Released November 16, 2020)


  • Players can now invert the camera controls within all three individual titles.
  • Super Mario Sunshine now supports the Nintendo GameCube controller (sold separately). Players can now play this title using the same controls as found in the original GameCube release.
    • The Nintendo GameCube controller for Super Mario Sunshine is supported only in TV mode.
    • You’ll need the GameCube Controller Adapter (sold separately) to use this controller with your Nintendo Switch system. Information on connecting this adapter and controller can be found here.
    • The Nintendo Switch Lite system does not support this controller option.
    • All button displays within Super Mario Sunshine will not reflect the Nintendo GameCube controller.
  • Other general fixes have been applied to improve overall gameplay across all three titles.
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