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One of my main draws for picking up Super Mario 3D All-Stars is the ability to jump into all these platformers in handheld mode. If you prefer your Switch games on the big screen though, we know how Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy will control when you’re using your Joy-Con pair thanks to some early leaks of 3D All-Stars assets. 



Thanks to @Akfamilyhome we have a look at both of these, which clears up some of the questions and concerns behind these two games in particular. For one, controlling F.L.U.D.D. will be distributed across both R and ZR buttons compared to the GameCube release’s single analog trigger. That may take some getting used to, but at least we can still Stop and Squirt with Mario.

For Super Mario Galaxy, it looks like motion controls will be a fixture for pointer functions related to firing Star Bits and (as previously stated) the Joy-Con can be shaken for Mario’s Spin. This can be accomplished with a press of the X or Y button too. With respect to the pointer features, it has been confirmed these will be handled in handheld via touch controls. 

Look forward to putting all these controls into practice when Super Mario 3D All-Stars releases on September 18th.   


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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.