Super Mario 3D All-Stars Is Getting Inverted Camera Controls

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Super Mario 3D All-Stars, the bundled Switch collection of Nintendo’s first three 3D Mario games, is finally getting inverted camera controls. According to a tweet from Nintendo of America, an update on November 16 will add camera customization to all three rereleases: Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy.


According to the announcement, you’ll be to tweak these settings on a per-game basis. For all of them, you’ll be able to flip the horizontal camera in addition to the horizontal and vertical Mario cameras. Sunshine will have the most granular options of the bunch, with a setting that even tweaks Mario’s snazzy F.L.U.D.D. backpack. It’s unclear if you’ll be able to set the standard, game-agnostic camera controls universally from, say, the main menu. (Kotaku has reached out to Nintendo for clarification.)

Super Mario 3D All-Stars will be on sale via the Nintendo eShop until March 31, 2021. No word yet on if Super Mario Galaxy 2 will join the collection in the 11th hour.

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Jeff Nussbaum

I had never played a 3D Mario game before this (last Mario game I played was SMW and I skipped the N64 entirely, outside of Ocarina), and HOLY CRAP, the camera in 64 is painful. I really wish we could have a proper modern camera controlled by the right thumbstick. Didn’t the DS version have a lot of added refinements?