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Check out all the HD cutscenes from 64, Sunshine, & Galaxy in Super Mario 3D All-Stars

Check out every story cutscene in Super Mario 3D All-Stars, including the openings and endings for Mario 64, Mario Sunshine, & Mario Galaxy!

Check out Rosalina's Storybook from Super Mario Galaxy in Super Mario 3D All-Stars

Get Rosalina's full backstory in HD, as part of Super Mario 3D All-Stars' Super Mario Galaxy!

Patch notes for Super Mario 3D All-Stars day-one update detailed

Fixing up some tiny glitches

Yesterday we mentioned that Super Mario 3D All-Stars was going to have a day-one update, but we didn't quite know what would be included. Now Nintendo has shared the official patch notes for Version 1.0.1, and you can read them below.

– Fixed/adjusted the display in Super Mario Galaxy when playing in Co-Star mode.
– In order to let you play the game more comfortably, we have also fixed some issues.

Super Mario Galaxy "Super Mario 3D All-Stars vs. Nvidia Shield" Comparison

Can you see a difference?

Super Mario Galaxy has made its way to Switch through Super Mario 3D All-Stars, and it's looking better than ever. Well...at least we think that's the case. Super Mario Galaxy also saw release on the NVIDIA Shield, and that version saw improvements over the original Wii release as well. How do the two versions compare? Check out the video above to find out.

Talk of Super Mario 64 in Super Mario 3D All-Stars crashing the Switch is tied to people using hacked/custom firmware

Don't believe the rumors

There's a bit of concern going around right now that Super Mario 64 in Super Mario 3D All-Stars crashes your Switch. If you try to exit the game, your Switch will softlock. Turns out this rumor is both true and false.

If you have a Switch that's running Nintendo-released firmware, and you're using a legit copy of Super Mario 3D All-Stars, you're good to go. Turns out the footage floating around today is actually tied to people who were playing pirated copies of the game with custom Switch firmware.

Nintendo's most recent Switch update adds in some bits that are tied to Super Mario 3D All-Stars, but custom firmware from hackers/modders doesn't include that data. This is what leads to the crash.

Thanks to CM30 for the heads up!

All intro cut-scenes from Super Mario 3D All-Stars

See how it all starts

Check out all 3 opening cutscenes for Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy as part of the Super Mario 3D All Stars collection!

Digital Foundry - Super Mario 3D All-Stars analysis

A tech deep dive with Mario

A celebration of three excellent Mario games, Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy have all arrived for Nintendo Switch in a single time-limited release package. But just how good are the remasters - and are they actually emulated?

General

– All three games rely on emulation
– Any changes/enhancements injected into the emulator
– Relies on the Vulcan API

Super Mario 64

– 720p resolution
– Both docked and handheld resolutions
– All fonts and HUD artwork redrawn at higher resolution
– Input latency kept to a minimum, a big improvement over the Wii U Virtual Console release
– Some updated textures
– Switch port uses 4-point texture filtering, which impacts filter pattern across textures
– No anti-aliasing
– 30 frames per second
– Mild frame pacing issues
– Slight audio latency
– Slightly muffled sound

Super Mario Sunshine

– 1080p docked
– 16×9 aspect ratio
– UI recreated on Switch in higher resolution
– Sharper textures
– Improved quality of cutscenes
– Reflections appear sharper
– 30 frames per second

Super Mario Galaxy

– Aims for 1080p docked
– Resolution scaling based on what’s happening on screen
– 60 frames per second
– Higher resolution assets for menus, HUD elements
– Video sequences re-rendered at higher resolution
– Certain effects have significant color banding
– Mainly 60 frames per second, but a rare bit of slight slowdown

Super Mario 3D All-Stars will have a day-one update

Let's-a update

If you're grabbing Super Mario 3D All-Stars as soon as it launches, get ready for a day-one update to be available as well. We're not quite sure what the update does, as patch notes are yet to be shared. We do know that it bumps the game up to Version 1.0.1.

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

UPDATE - While official notes still haven't been shared, we're hearing this update tweaks Super Mario Galaxy's textures to include more button prompt texture overrides, and all fonts have been updated.

Check out more footage of Super Mario Galaxy from Super Mario 3D All-Stars

Seeing is beelieving

We're just barely over a day away from Super Mario 3D All-Stars releasing. While the hours continue to tick down, why not watch a bit more footage from the game? Check out some action from Super Mario Galaxy above.

No, Super Mario 3D All-Stars doesn't include a legible version of the "L is Real" sign in Super Mario 64

L is real...real blurry

I thought I'd put together a quick video to show off the infamous 'L is Real' sign in the Super Mario 3D All-Stars version of Super Mario 64. If you were hoping that this version of the game would literally clear things up, that's unfortunately not the case.

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