There’s no doubt that one of the most-anticipated releases of the fall is Super Mario 3D All-Stars. The upcoming collection of Super Mario 64, Sunshine, and Galaxy has been selling out before it arrived this Friday. However, it seems that Nintendo hasn’t been 100% honest with fans with how these games were re-packaged. Rather than remastering all three games from the ground-up (similar to what Sony has been doing with remasters of the Uncharted trilogy and The Last of Us), fans discovered the collection was leaked online, and they found that the games are running on emulators.
In a Twitter thread by user Oatmeal Dome, the Nintendo Modder claims that 3D All-Stars is running off emulation software. “Galaxy and Sunshine run under a Wii and GameCube emulator named “hagi”(?) possibly made by NERD (Nintendo of Europe division). Mario 64 is running under an N64 emulator. Galaxy, in particular, is really interesting. It appears they recompiled the original code to run natively on the Switch CPU, but everything else (GPU/Audio) is running in the emulator,” he tweeted.
Super Mario 3D All Stars has leaked onto the Internet.
It appears all the games are emulated.
Galaxy and Sunshine run under a Wii and GameCube emulator named "hagi"(?) possibly made by NERD (Nintendo of Europe division).
Mario 64 is running under an N64 emulator. Dunno which.
— OatmealDome (@OatmealDome) September 15, 2020
Super Mario 3D All-Stars was released on the Nintendo Switch on September 18. The game will be available for a limited time, with Nintendo ending the distribution of both physical and digital copies at the end of March 2021.