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A Glimpse Of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D’s Hint System

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One of the new features in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D is a hint system, which is similar in intent to Nintendo’s “Super Guide” feature in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. The point is to give the player a hand when they can’t get past an area by themselves.

 

In Ocarina of Time 3D, this is done by giving the player “visions”. Nintendo released a “New Features” video today, which shows how these work:

 

 

Come to think of it, this isn’t exactly a “new” feature for Nintendo. The Metroid Prime games featured an automated hint system as well, that would helpfully point you toward your next objective if you wandered around for too long.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.