In the past, Nintendo has been criticised for its lack of accessibility in its games. While the console manufacturer still trails behind many other developers in that respect, they do appear to be moving in a positive trajectory. In an upcoming update to Super Mario 3D All-Stars, players will be able to invert the in-game camera, allowing more people to enjoy a smoother gaming experience.
The debate of inverted vs standard camera for 3D games has waged on since the release of the first 3D titles – and even earlier in some cases. For whatever reason, some people prefer to play with an inverted camera, while others do not.
Historically, Nintendo games have lagged behind the curve when it comes to offering in-game options, one of which is the ability to invert a game’s camera. Though the collection did not launch with the option, Nintendo will soon release an update for Super Mario 3D All-Stars which will allow players to invert the cameras in all three of the games.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 27, 2020
Update 1.1, which is set to go live on the 16th of November, will allow an entirely new audience of people to play and enjoy these classic titles. What’s more, players will be able to select different camera settings for both the 3rd person and ‘Mario camera’ options, allowing players to fully customise the experience.
Many of these titles originally launched during a time when developers were first beginning to figure out 3D camera controls. It is therefore a welcome surprise to see Nintendo offer more modern camera options to the remaster, increasing accessibility, and making the experience that much better for approximately 50% of the audience.
KitGuru says: Are you glad to see the feature being added? Do you play games with standard or inverted controls? What other accessibility options would you like to see added? Let us know down below.