Nintendo Clarifies Control Setup for Super Mario 3D All-Stars

With the news of Super Mario 3D All-Stars finally being revealed, many fans have questions about the control setup for these re-releases, especially for Super Mario Galaxy. 

All games in the collection will support the Switch Pro Controller. Nintendo has also clarified what the control setup and options for Super Mario Galaxy. In a statement to Polygon, the company confirmed that the 2007 Wii game will be supported in TV, Tabletop, and Handheld modes. The game will not require motion controls; however, in TV and Tabletop modes, motion controls are required for pointer functionality. In Handheld mode, pointer functionality has been adapted to use Touch Screen, which is necessary for collecting for star bits.

When it comes to Super Mario Galaxy, it seems like its Wii roots will still stay intact while adding that Switch co-op nature. According to the official Super Mario 3D All-Stars page, players “shake a Joy-Con controller to activate Mario’s Spin ability or pass a Joy-Con controller to a friend for some extra help in Co-Star Mode.” As expected, Switch Lite owners will be at a disadvantage as detached Joy-Cons are required and will be sold separately. 

Super Mario 3D All-Stars will release on September 18, 2020.