It may be 2020, but with a new update, you can replay Super Mario Sunshine like it's 2002. A patch to the Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection on Nintendo Switch has added Nintendo GameCube controller support for Super Mario Sunshine.
The patch notes, posted on Nintendo's support site, outline the controller's compatibility. The GameCube adaptability is only available in TV mode, so that also rules out the Nintendo Switch Lite. You'll need the GameCube Controller Adapter, and according to Nintendo, "all button displays" in this version of Super Mario Sunshine will not reflect the GameCube controller.
With all those addendums, though, this means folks out there aching to re-experience Sunshine on the original controller have the chance to do so. Users are also reporting that this means support for the GameCube's analog triggers. Inverted camera controls for all three games in the collection also arrived with this update, so now Super Mario Sunshine is pretty darn close to that 2002 experience if you've got an adapter.
Our own Nadia Oxford found the Super Mario 3D All-Stars experience to be a familiar but fun romp through the annals of three-dimensional Super Mario history. It is also one of the standard bearers for Nintendo's limited-time only approach that's become a bit of a trend; the 3D All-Stars collection will only be available until the end of March next year. If you want to clean up mud with your FLUDD like it's 2002 all over again, you might want to get in on the collection sooner rather than later.