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.

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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.


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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.