Super Mario Galaxy motion controls super mario 3d all-stars nintendo switch

Following yesterday’s Super Mario Sunshine intro footage, Nintendo in Japan has revealed a tiny bit of Super Mario Galaxy gameplay on Nintendo Switch, which is of course possible via the coming Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection. More importantly though, one clip shows the Switch workaround for spinning, which could only be done using motion controls for Super Mario Galaxy on Wii.

It appears that a simple Y button press is all it takes to make Mario spin in Galaxy on Switch. Of course, standard Joy-Con can still perform a motion-based input, but this provides the workaround Switch Lite users need. It also makes handheld play more convenient, by not needing to remove the Joy-Con to perform this one action.

Previously, there was talk that Switch Lite users would require external Joy-Con to play Super Mario Galaxy and make use of motion controls. That was officially debunked though, with Joy-Con only needed to take part in the game’s two-player mode. Nintendo is fully adapting this for all Switch users then, which is also good news for those with little interest in motion controls.

Another video shows some proper Super Mario Galaxy gameplay, and we can’t wait to jump back into its world. It still might not be much of a visual upgrade, but HD Galaxy on the go? Hell yes.

Super Mario 3D All-Stars launches Sept. 18 on Switch.

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