Super Mario Sunshine in the Super Mario 3D All-Stars compilation for Nintendo Switch will not be compatible with the GameCube controller.
Nintendo finally confirmed the open secret: it would celebrate the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. with several new games, including a compilation of three of its best games: Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy.
This collection is titled Super Mario 3D All-Stars and will go on sale shortly, on September 18. Although a trailer was seen, several questions remain about how these games have been adapted to the Nintendo Switch. And we know, according to the official Nintendo website in Japan, that Super Mario Sunshine will not be compatible with the GameCube controller.
Although most players may not even realize it, this means that they have made important changes to the control system, since the original game used the analog triggers of the controller to control the force with which to launch the water jet of the ACUAC, necessary to various situations. It remains to be seen how they have adapted that action to the simple triggers of the Nintendo Switch controllers.
There are not many games on the Nintendo Switch that are compatible with the GameCube controller (the most notable being Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, is the controller preferred by many players). Additionally, a separate GameCube controller adapter is required (originally released with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U).
Another game that raises questions about how it will control is Super Mario Galaxy, which used the pointer on Wii. Nintendo has confirmed that, although with the Joy-Con undocked we can emulate the experience of the original, it will also be possible to play it in portable mode and with a Pro controller.