Wireless Nintendo 64 Controller Support Added for Super Mario 64 in Super Mario 3D All-Stars

Now you can play the game like it’s 1996!

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 11/04/2021 23:58 Comment on this     ShareThis

One complaint about Super Mario 3D All-Stars was that the game lacked GameCube controller support in Super Mario Sunshine. Given that there’s an entire adapter that allows users to connect Nintendo GameCube controllers to the console, it made little sense to not offer compatibility with the pad in Sunshine, the series’ GameCube installment. Eventually, Nintendo made things right and patched in this functionality. Now, Nintendo is making a similar move for Super Mario 64.

With the launch of Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack came an arrangement of Nintendo 64 games to play. As the company had done for its NES and SNES libraries of games, Nintendo opted to release a special wireless version of the Nintendo 64 controller. Given Super Mario 64 is one of the games available as part of Expansion Pack (and supports the new controller), it only made sense that Nintendo would patch the version of the game in Super Mario 3D All-Stars to support the wireless N64 pad—and indeed that is what has happened.

Here are the patch notes for Version 1.1.1 of the game:

Ver. 1.1.1 (Released November 3, 2021)


  • Super Mario 64 now supports the Nintendo Switch Online member exclusive Nintendo 64 Controller (sold separately). Players can now play this title using the same controls as found in the original Nintendo 64 release.

You can download the update right now. Are you happy to see this change? Tell us down in the comments!

Source: Nintendo of America Customer Support Page

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