It’s Now Possible To Play Super Mario Sunshine With A GameCube Controller

Time truly flies, and this can be best exemplified in the fact that it’s almost two months since Super Mario 3D All-Stars was released. The game’s release was truly superb, as it allowed fans of the Super Mario franchise to experience the early 3D Mario titles for the first or hundredth time.

Now, to make things truly nostalgic, Nintendo is making a classic controller compatible with one of the games included in Super Mario 3D All-Stars. More specifically, the game in question is entitled Super Mario Sunshine.

Super Mario Sunshine was initially released in 2002 for the GameCube, bringing with it a bunch of new, never-before-seen concepts to the world of Super Mario. This installment also brought new characters and enemies to the franchise, which later became popular and well-loved characters in the series. Some examples include Petey Piranha and Bowser Jr., among others.

In this recent announcement, players will finally be able to experience the game as if they were playing on a GameCube. Just recently, Nintendo released a brand-new update for Super Mario 3D All-Stars which has allowed players to experience Super Mario Sunshine while using a GameCube controller.


Without a doubt, being able to experience a classic game by using a classic controller will truly be a wondrous trip down memory lane. On the other hand, we can definitely see just how exciting this experience can be for those who haven’t tried playing on the GameCube before.

If you think about it, it’s truly impressive how the GameCube has continued to remain relevant and present even among other consoles. Take the Wii, for example – the 2006 video game console was released with backwards compatibility for GameCube titles and controllers.

When Wii U saw the release of Super Smash Bros., there was a deluge of requests from fans to make the GameCube controller compatible with the console. Now, even the highly-popular Nintendo Switch is compatible with GameCube controllers.

With all that said, you can see just how the controller continues to live on through the current, more modern consoles. That’s honestly really impressive.


This just goes to show how important the GameCube is in the history of Nintendo and its various consoles throughout the years. Well, to be fair, the company hasn’t released any N64 controllers or NES controllers that are compatible with Nintendo Switch just yet.

As such, it kind of makes sense that gamers continue to hold onto the GameCube controller more than the other older consoles. That being said, we definitely can’t wait to see what else Nintendo has planned for Super Mario 3D All-Stars and for the Nintendo Switch-compatible GameCube controller in general.

Since this addition has been fairly recent, it would probably benefit the company if it starts porting more GameCube titles into the handheld console, allowing the players to utilize the controller to the best of its abilities.

We know for a fact that there are many gamers out there who would love to replay classic titles on their handy Nintendo Switch, or even remasters of these games that allow them to make use of their controller.

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