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I wish 3DS eShop games came with a manual


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Initial post: Dec 4, 2012 2:27:43 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 4, 2012 2:28:13 PM PST
I had forgotten how cryptic some NES games can be. I had to use Google to figure out how to save in The Adventure of Link.

Posted on Dec 4, 2012 2:30:42 PM PST
They do

Posted on Dec 4, 2012 2:31:14 PM PST
Lyrick_ says:
Did you try pushing the "Manual" button (in software) on the menu after you press the "Home" (hardware) button while in game?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 2:32:00 PM PST
Damn it, you're right. I just never noticed that little button in the corner.

Posted on Dec 4, 2012 2:32:11 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 4, 2012 2:32:35 PM PST
The eShop games do come with a manual. The Manual button is right next to the Open button when you click on any downloaded game icon.

Edit: So ninja'd.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 2:35:13 PM PST
More like buffalo'd.

Looking forward to Ninja Gaiden on 3DS on Thursday!

Posted on Dec 4, 2012 2:39:19 PM PST
Saving mid-game in Zelda II:

Press Start.

Press Y while holding L & R to switch to player 2

Press Up and A at the same time.

Press Y while holding L & R to switch back to player 1

Press Select to select Save then press Start to save.

How intuitive.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 2:41:48 PM PST
That Emu Kid says:
Nintendo likes to make things user friendly. They're the only ones truly thinking of the children.

Posted on Dec 4, 2012 2:46:47 PM PST
Krypto says:
I'm currently playing Zelda II now and I find the save states incredibly helpful(especially before getting the hammer).

I think they should have the original manual on the touch screen(digital version of course). All the artwork, etc. included and you can flip the pages using the stylus.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 2:59:43 PM PST
Such an obvious use for the 2nd screen. I swear Nintendo puts in the bare minimum when they release VC games. At least they give us save states... which I'm still to this day surprised they actually included.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 3:33:00 PM PST
"Such an obvious use for the 2nd screen. I swear Nintendo puts in the bare minimum when they release VC games."

Except, as already explained, you can access the manuals for VC games on the 3DS.

Posted on Dec 4, 2012 3:38:47 PM PST
HorizonBrave says:
I wish the 3DS had decent games after Kid Icarus.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 3:40:37 PM PST
It's got plenty.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 3:48:20 PM PST
"Except, as already explained, you can access the manuals for VC games on the 3DS. "

We know, it's just that you have to press the home button to access it, an extra unneccessary step that effectively hides the manual; instead they should link it on the touchscreen while you're playing the game.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 3:49:14 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 4, 2012 3:53:01 PM PST
HorizonBrave says:
The only decent titles I can think of, after Kid Icarus, are:
-NSMB2 (Not as fun with only one 3DS and no online)
-Kingdom Hearts 3D: Didn't enjoy it, also, the story is balls and all over the place.
-Code of Princess: The best gameplay out there, but slowdown issues annoy me.
-Paper Mario: Too childish for my tastes.

There you go, that's all I can think of. I'm also tired of these games being $40 and not dropping their price at all after months in the market.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 3:52:17 PM PST
That only shows your thinking is limited.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 3:54:46 PM PST
HorizonBrave says:
Why do I even bother, people can't respect opinions and instead go directly Ad Hominem

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 4:07:33 PM PST
But you're maintop a blanket statement as if what you consider to be decent applies to everyone. Games like Theaterythm, Heroes of Ruin, Zero Escape, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Professor Layton, Nanon Assault and Lego Batman 2 are very decent. I'm sure you'll find a reason not to like them though but that won't change the fact they're on 3DS.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 4:16:26 PM PST
HorizonBrave says:
I'm very selective with my purchases, how much is there on your list, around $280? I'm not going to spend +$200 on a handheld library just like that.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 4:18:56 PM PST
I guess I am not as strict. If a game interests me then I will get it.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 5:36:22 PM PST
Krypto says:
"-Paper Mario: Too childish for my tastes."

See that shouldn't matter when it comes to quality/fun factor of a game. But each to their own I guess. Adding to Jason's list: LEGO Lord of the Rings, Epic Mickey: PoI and Crashmo.
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