New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe on Switch Supports the NES Controllers Perfectly

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe on Switch Supports the NES Controllers Perfectly

Fits like a glove.

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is just the latest Wii U port coming to the Nintendo Switch. Turns out, the updated version of the game will get some added functionality beyond just Peachette as it's been shown the wireless NES controllers for the Switch work perfectly with Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe.

YouTube channel GameXplain got an early copy of New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe and decided to test some controllers other than the standard Joy-Cons. For this the channel brought out a NES wireless controller that's currently only available to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers for $60. And the controllers it turns out work perfectly.

There's some initial setup as the NES controller doesn't support New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe's run button at first, but the settings can be changed in the menu and afterwards will run perfectly fine on the NES controller. Almost like New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe was based off the original NES Super Mario games, huh?

It's just another perk to the controllers which are really meant for the NES Classic games included with the Switch Online service. It's cool to see the controller used for modern games as well. Although, technically they can be used as standard controllers for the Switch in handheld mode regularly, even though Nintendo doesn't recommend it.

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is a port of the Wii U game with some added features. You know, the ability that spawned Bowsette for example? For a limited time until January 10, players who pre-purchase New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe digitally on the Nintendo eShop will be eligible for double the Gold Coins, 600 as opposed to the usual 300, so if you're considering picking up the game digitally it might be worth it to pre-order.

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is coming to the Nintendo Switch on January 11, 2019.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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