Thank the Star Spirits: Super Mario 3D All-Stars Gets Inverted Camera Controls

Super Mario 3D All-Stars is getting inverted controls at last thanks to a new update launching soon.

Super Mario 3D All-Stars is getting inverted controls after all, Nintendo of America said. A new, free patch launching on November 16 will implement inverted camera controls for all three games and inverted FLUDD controls for Super Mario Sunshine.

The inverted control scheme will work for third-person and first-person modes, with options of "normal" and "inverted" for the horizontal and vertical cameras separately.

Inverted controls were high on many people's wishlists when Mario 3D All-Stars first launched on September 18, not least because the original releases of each game had inverted controls.

Super Mario 3D All-Stars is available on Nintendo Switch until March 31, 2020. If you're still on the fence about it, check out why we said even the old-fashioned designs "don't diminish their original magic."


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Oct. 27th 2020

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