Two weeks ago, Nintendo announced Super Mario 3D All-Stars. When Nintendo announced the upcoming Super Mario game, they made it very clear it would be a “limited release.” Online retailer Base.com which is in the UK. Has canceled all Super Mario 3D All-Stars orders as Nintendo and its distributors within the UK cannot reassure that more stock will become available after release. A ResetEra user shared a message they have received from Base. “We have just been notified of our allocation of Super Mario 3D All-stars (Nintendo Switch), and it is woefully short. This is very disappointing, and it is with great regret that we must inform you that we will be unable to fulfill your order on the day of release.
Further, as Nintendo and their UK distributors are unable to give us any reassurance that more stock will become available after release, we have taken the regrettable decision to cancel all orders.” For those living in the UK, there is good news. There are physical pre-orders still available. There are also digital pre-orders left as well, like all upcoming games. It was discovered that scalpers were already attempting to resell their copies of the game on eBay. Some good news for Nintendo the 3-in-1 collection has become the second best-selling game of the year on Amazon.
So, what is this new Super Mario game that everyone has been going crazy over? Super Mario 3D All-Stars is an upcoming 3 in 1 game 3D platformers made for the Nintendo Switch. It celebrates the 35th anniversary of Nintendo’s Super Mario series and features HD emulations of Super Mario 64 (1996), Super Mario Sunshine (2002), and Super Mario Galaxy (2007). The compilation is scheduled to be released on September 18, 2020, which is tomorrow. Upon its release, it has received positive reviews, with praise towards the improvements they made, the controls, and remains enjoyable. However, the presentation has received mixed responses due to its lack of features. The compilation includes high-definition emulations of the first three 3D platformers in the Super Mario series: Super Mario 64 (1996), Super Mario Sunshine (2002), and Super Mario Galaxy (2007). The three games support Joy-Con controls with rumble function and higher resolutions, such as Sunshine running in a 16:9 aspect ratio. Both Sunshine and Galaxy are displayed in 1080p in TV Mode and 720p in Handheld Mode.
In contrast, 64 is displayed in 720p in both modes in a 4:3 aspect ratio. Sunshine does not natively support the Nintendo Switch’s GameCube controller. When originally released on the GameCube, Sunshine used the GameCube controller’s analog triggers (which the Switch controllers do not have) to regulate FLUDD’s water pressure. For the collection, FLUDD is controlled with the right bumper for precision aiming while standing still, while using the right trigger “is akin to pulling the GameCube’s analog trigger to about the three-quarters mark.” The Galaxy features optional Joy-Con controls that imitate the motion controlled-pointing of the Wii Remote, with Mario’s spin ability remapped to the Y button. In Handheld Mode, players can use the touch screen to replace the pointer. To play Galaxy’s cooperative gameplay mode in handheld mode, a secondary Joy-Con is needed. The compilation also features a music player mode, which compiles all three games’ entire original soundtracks—a total of 175 tracks. The music can be played when the screen is turned off.