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Super Mario Sunshine On Switch Now Supports GameCube Controllers

The Switch version of Super Mario Sunshine included in Super Mario 3D All-Stars has received a major upgrade.


Super Mario 3D All-Stars has added a much-requested feature in its new update. The version of Super Mario Sunshine featured in the collection now supports the use of GameCube controllers. This means that players nostalgic for the analogue shoulder buttons of Nintendo's older system can now recreate their early-2000s memories by playing Sunshine with the older controller.

To do so, players will need a GameCube Controller Adapter, which was released alongside Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. This will allow you to play the game with the classic controls, meaning that you can use the right shoulder button to control the stream of your FLUDD. A light press will shoot a light stream of water; a full press gives you more control over your direction, while Mario is planted firm.

This wasn't possible with the Joy-Cons or Pro Controller, so it's a welcome addition. Unfortunately, it'll only work with the Switch in TV mode, meaning that you can't use it with a Switch Lite at all.

Some other changes have been made too. All three games in the collection now let you invert the camera (as promised), along with other "general fixes".

Here's the complete list of changes introduced in update 1.1.0:

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  • 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.
    • 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.

Super Mario 3D All-Stars earned an 8/10 in GameSpot's review.

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