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Super Mario 3D All-Stars Latest Update Adds N64 Controller Support for Super Mario 64

While Super Mario 64 may be available as part of Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack, those who have purchased the new Switch N64 Controller from Nintendo are now able to use it for the version in Super Mario 3D All-Stars.

Using the N64 controller for Super Mario 3D All-Stars’ Super Mario 64 is made possible by the game’s Version 1.1.1 update, which is available now. This allows players to “play this title using the same controls as found in the original Nintendo 64 release.”

Adding N64 controller support is not the first time Super Mario 3D All-Stars has added a new control scheme for one of its games, as Super Mario Sunshine is now playable with GameCube controllers as well.

Nintendo has a tendency to add new ways to play to some of its older titles, as it also added Nintendo Labo support for such games as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

The Nintendo Switch N64 Controller, which costs $49.99 USD, is only available to those who are subscribed to any tier of Nintendo Switch Online. Unfortunately for those who wish to try out Super Mario 64 as it was intended, these controllers appear to be out of stock until 2022.

Speaking of things you can’t get, it’s also currently impossible to purchase Super Mario 3D All-Stars on the Switch eShop as Nintendo removed it on March 31, 2021 for some reason.

For more, check out our port analysis of Super Mario 3D All-Stars’ Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.

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