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Controls & button layout - Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

If you want to see how to handle any and all actions in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, we have the controls covered here.

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Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is out in the wild and with it comes an all-new collaborative adventure between Mario and Mushroom Kingdom characters and the zany Raving Rabbids. This is a spruced up and polished new turn-based strategy RPG and players may want to keep a list of controls and what buttons do what on hand. Thankfully, we have all of the controls and button layout for Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope right here for you!

Controls & button layout - Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope isn’t terribly hard to control for its improvements. Still, you’ll have a few different controls for battles and overworld exploration and interaction. First, let’s have a look at exploration.

Exploration controls

Exploration controls in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
Exploration controls in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
Source: Ubisoft

These controls are tied into exploration in the overworld outside of battles.

Battle
Action Button
Boost (sprinting) X
Open Team Management Y
Back/Cancel/Exit B
Interact/Confirm A
Team Heal Menu D-pad down
Reset Camera R
Reset Camera L
Activate Beep-o's Scan Power ZL
Activate Beep-o's Wave Power ZR
Move Party Left stick
Move Camera Right stick
Open Orientation Menu - Button
Open Options/Settings Menu + Button

Battle controls

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Battle Controls
Battle controls in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
Source: Ubisoft

These controls are tied into actions and movement used during combat.

Tacticam
Action Button
Open/Close Item Bag X
Enemy Turn/Fast Forward Y
Back/Cancel/Exit B
Interact/Confirm A
Switch Heroes D-pad
First Spark Preview R
Second Spark Preview L
Attack Preview ZL
Technique Preview ZR
Move Character Left stick
Move Camera Right stick
Beep-O Tacticam Left Stick (Press)
Open Options/Settings Menu + Button

Tacticam controls

Tacticam controls in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
Tacticam controls in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

These controls are specific to the use of Beep-O in battle to analyze your enemies before an during battles.

Exploration
Action Button
Show/Hide Info X
Lock/Unlock Area Y
Back/Cancel/Exit B
Analyze Target A
Team Heal Menu D-pad down
Toggle Camera Distance ZR
Move Beep-o Left stick
Move Camera Right stick
Switch Target D-Pad Left/Right
Browse Target Abilities D-Pad Up/Down
Open Options/Settings Menu + Button

That will cover everything as far as controls in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope go. Be sure to check out our full review as well as guides like how long it takes to beat the game!

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