How motion controls work in Mario Galaxy on the Switch

  • Mario Galaxy on the Switch supports TV, tabletop, and handheld modes
  • Super Mario 3D All-Stars also supports the Pro controller
  • The touchscreen is used in handheld mode

How does that actually work with the motion controls in Super Mario Galaxy on the Switch?

That’s a question fans have been asking since yesterday’s announcement of Super Mario 3D All-Stars with Mario 64, Mario Sunshins, and Mario Galaxy for Switch. And one that Nintendo has now answered.

“Super Mario Galaxy supports TV, tabletop and handheld modes,” a Nintendo spokesman told Polygon. “In the TV and table modes, the motion control is required for the pointing function. In the handheld mode, the pointing function has been adapted for the touchscreen.”

At the same time it was confirmed that 3D All-Stars also supports the Pro Controller of the Switch.

Previously, the resolutions of Mario 64, Mario Sunshine and Mario Galaxy had also been confirmed on the Switch.

You can pre-order the commercial version from Amazon. The game will be released on September 18, 2020.