Even the most cautious retrogamers will tell you: with the passage of time, it becomes more and more difficult to play in the conditions of the time, the fault of aging equipment. And among the controllers that least withstands the ravages of time, it is impossible not to place one that of the Nintendo 64.
Those who never tire of the great classics will have long since set their sights on the Super Mario 3D All-Stars compilation, which brings together on a single cartridge three generations of 3D platformers, starting with the intestable and inescapable Super Mario 64. For others, there has been another equally profitable solution for a few days: the Nintendo Switch Online + Additional Pack subscription, which now offers some Nintendo 64 classics, starting with the cult game from 1996.
A triptych story
However, retro players were not yet equal before the law: if those who have been enjoying Super Mario 64 in its 3D All-Stars version since last year have been able to discover a topspin version for the occasion, subscribers of the Nintendo’s new online offer were able to obtain a fairly faithful replica of the Nintendo 64 controller, a story of physically plunging back into the 1990s, or of remaking the match on the grip of this funny trident .
Fortunately, the difference in treatment ceases as of today, with the arrival of version 1.1.1 of Super Mario 3D All-Stars, which therefore makes Super Mario super compatible with the replica billed at 50 euros. On the night of November 3, Nintendo finally made its cult game compatible with the controller of the time, just to come full circle, almost a year to the day after allowing Super Mario Sunshine to be played with the GameCube controller, also reissued.
Taïaut, taïaut, taïaut!
This should correct a bad turn, since the Nintendo Switch Online version of Super Mario 64 available in our latitudes does not offer to feel the famous revolutionary vibrations of 1997, only available with the Japanese version “Shindō Pak Taiō”, that you can still get yourself, as we recently explained to you here. The only downside for the players of the compilation: the user interface remains in its original state, and does not take into account the buttons of your brand new controller for the time being. So this is modernity?
Version 1.1.1 of Super Mario 3D All-Stars is available today, yes but on Switch.