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Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Nintendo Switch)

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Experience Mario's first foray into 3D platforming in the Super Mario 64 game, originally released in 1996. Once enough of a game has been available, anyone who values the content of the game already owns it. ALinkttPresent There's very little consistency between any two review scores anywhere, which is why many game reviews have done away with ratings entirely and opt for a simple "Recommended" stamp and maybe a pros/cons list.

With those gone, the Switch has to rely on the internal motion-sensing capabilities of your controller of choice, be that the Pro Controller or the Joy-Cons. If you are a collector of boxed Nintendo Switch games, you won't want to hang around — Nintendo has stated that this is a limited-time release. The lack of widescreen for Mario 64, a bit more customization options for control in galaxy, and of course galaxy 2 would’ve been nice. All three raised the bar for the platforming genre when they were first released, and all three remain immensely playable today – even if the constant slew of imitators over the years means they don’t feel quite as innovative as they used to.Because there are so few situations where you'd want anything but full pressure, all Nintendo’s done is map the running and standing water controls to the R and ZR buttons.

When played with motion controls you can sweep the cursor across the screen to collect star bits while still running and jumping around as normal, but when you use the touch screen you have to take your hand off the buttons, making your progress a bit more stop-start.

The text and HUD have been given an upgrade too, meaning everything all looks nice and crisp here as well. I'm not sure which method I'd use to play the All-stars version of Galaxy, but I'm definitely looking forward to revisiting it and Mario 64 (and playing through Sunshine for the first time).

BulbasaurusRex Sure, but I've moved continents at least 4 times since 2009 (as mentioned here), and currently don't even have a TV, hence the Switch being my console of choice. Disappointing for some, but Nintendo have already sold tons of copies anyway so I guess why should they bother putting any effort into this? I always personally hated the cursor and felt it was distracting, so it'd be cool if using the Pro somehow got rid of it but I doubt that would be the case. It's absolutely terrible on this site and has been completely at odds with the wording of reviews for a long time now.We have them in NSO, but, you know, what if I want to play them on my switch 20 years form now once NSO is gone 😀. Only joking, I'm looking so forward to this collection as all I wanted is to play these lovely classics anywhere like on train or in bed. The one missing star is for the thing I feel gamers truly have a point to gripe about, yet I've seen only a handful do so: It's not the fully expanded Mario 64 for 3DS, complete with Wario as a playable character, extra stars, and areas entirely new from the original. Incidentally, this does also mean you can’t play the game in docked mode with a third-party controller that doesn’t support motion controls.

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