How to play co-op in Super Mario Galaxy for Switch

The Super Mario 3D All-Stars version of Galaxy still supports co-op play - here's how to enable it.

If you’ve picked up Super Mario 3D All-Stars, you might be wondering how The Wii’s IR sensor pointing works here, and as such, how to play co-op in Super Mario Galaxy. Thankfully, the advanced gyro sensors of the Switch Joy-Cons make playing couch co-op in Mario Galaxy a breeze. In case you’re unsure, we’ve put a quick guide together on how to play co-op in Super Mario Galaxy for the Switch’s 3D All-Stars collection below.

How to play co-op in Super Mario Galaxy for Switch

How to play co-op on Super Mario Galaxy for Switch 3D all-stars
 
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To play co-op in Super Mario Galaxy for the Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection, all you need to do is tap the minus (-) button on your controller and choose the Co-Star mode option. This will prompt you to connect two controllers to the game. You can play Co-Star mode with two individual Joy-Cons, with two pairs of Joy-Cons, or even with players using a Pro controller as all of them support gyro controls.

Super Mario Galaxy’s co-op mode isn’t a full co-op session. You won’t have a second character running around during levels. Instead, the second player will have a cursor on screen which they can control by moving the controller in their hands. By angling the controller, they'll move the cursor around the screen.

Super Mario 3d All-stars co-op
 
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This can be used to pick up Star Bits for Mario, or even stun enemies he needs to fight or get past. It’s not a proper co-op game, but it’s still great fun for someone who would otherwise just be watching everything unfold. It’s worth noting that the main player will also have a pointer, as it’s needed to move through certain areas. However, playing Super Mario Galaxy co-op on the Switch will save them from having to pick up each and every Star Bit themself.

That’s all there is to know about playing Super Mario Galaxy co-op on Switch. For more content on the Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection, click here to head to our hub page.

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Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video game journalism stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at henry.stenhouse@allgamers.com, or catch him on Twitter.

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