The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time/Controls

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Action Nintendo 64 Nintendo GameCube Wii (Virtual Console) Nintendo 3DS
Wii Classic Controller
General
Move Control Stick Control Stick Left Control Stick Circle Pad
Jump
Roll
Interact
Context sensitive
A a a a
Crouch R R R R
Use assigned item or weapon
C left button C-Stick (left) or Y Right Control Stick (left) or Y y
C right button C-Stick (right) or X Right Control Stick (right) or X x
C down button C-Stick (down) or Z Right Control Stick (down), Zl or Zr Stylus
Nintendo 3DS version: There are two item slots on the touch screen.
Targeting system Z L L L
Locks on to the nearest object, monster, or person
While locked on, use b to attack, or a to talk
It can be configured in the options menu:
In "switch" mode, press ZN64/LGC/Wii/3DS once to lock on, and again to unlock
In "hold" mode, hold ZN64/LGC/Wii/3DS to lock on and release to unlock
"Switch" is recommended for beginners; "Hold" is recommended for veterans for more challenge in using controls
First-person view C up button C-Stick (up) Right Control Stick (up) Top left of Stylus
Center the camera Z L L L
Show/hide minimap L D-Pad D-Pad
Pause menu Start Start Plus Gear/Map/Items on Stylus
Save game B on pause menu B on pause menu B on pause menu start or select
Dialogue and writing
Respond to Navi C up button C-Stick (up) Right Control Stick (up) Top left of Stylus
Advance A a a a
Skip B B B b
Attacking and defending
Horizontal Cut b
z + (C left button or C right button) + b
b
L + (C left button or C right button) + b
Lstick or right|Lstick) + b b
L + (C left buttonpad or C right buttonpad) + b
Vertical Cut Z + b
C up button + b
L + b
C up button + b
lstick + b L + b
C up buttonpad + b
Power Stab R + B R + B R + B R + B
Power Stab uses the attack power of the previous move; if a Deku Stick + Jump Attack was used last, Power Stab does 4x the damage of the Kokiri Sword.
Thrust z + C up button + b L + C up button + b lstick + b L + C up buttonpad + b
Spin Attack b b b b
Hold the Spin Attack button to increase attack power, then release to attack
Weaker Spin Attack Control Stick + b Control Stick + b Left Control Stick + b Circle Pad + b
Rotate the Move stick in a circle and press the Attack button; it must be performed quickly
Jump Attack z + a L + a L + a L + a
Roll Attack a a a a
Press the button while running
Raise shield R R R R
Use to deflect projectiles and block attacks
If targeting an object, Link can move around while blocking
If an enemy is Targeted while Link is swimming, the shield can still be used
Aim weapon Control Stick Control Stick Left Control Stick Circle Pad
Performing on the ocarina
Take out ocarina Assigned by the player Bottom left of Stylus
Play music note C up button C-Stick (up) Right Control Stick (up) a
C left button C-Stick (left) or Y Right Control Stick (left) or Y x
C right button C-Stick (right) or X Right Control Stick (right) or X y
C down button C-Stick (down) or Z Right Control Stick (down), zl or zr r
A a a l
Note Modifiers
R R R Dpad
Z L L Dpad
Control Stick Control Stick Left Control Stick Circle Pad

Pause menuEdit

Action Nintendo 64 Nintendo GameCube Wii (Virtual Console) Nintendo 3DS
Wii Classic Controller
Select Control Stick Control Stick Left Control Stick Circle Pad or D-Pad
Scroll subscreen Z / R L / R L / R L / R
Confirm A a a a
Back B B B b
Assign item or weapon
C left button C-Stick (left) or Y Right Control Stick (left) or Y y
C right button C-Stick (right) or X Right Control Stick (right) or X x
C down button C-Stick (down) or Z Right Control Stick (down), Zl or Zr Stylus
Nintendo 3DS version: There are two item slots on the touch screen.

Wii U VC configuration: It's basically the same as the Classic Controller with the ZL and ZR on the backs instead of the top middle. In addition, you're allowed to configure the controls with the exception of the D-Pad. You can access the Virtual Console menu by touching the Wii U GamePad screen.

The best recommendation in setting up the controls follows like this:

  • ZL for targeting (Z).
  • ZR for blocking normal and range attacks (R).
  • L for C up button.
  • R for C down button
  • Y for C left button.
  • X for C right button.
  • Minus for map (L).
  • A for action (A).
  • B for sword attack (B).
  • Left Control Stick for control stick (Control Stick).
  • Right Control Stick for the C Buttons.
  • Plus as a pause button (Start).

If it works, then use this as a template for many other games to make it easier for people who are used to the basics of playing Zelda games as it normally intended.

Nintendo 3DS configuration: Roll when falling off a high place does not seem to work in this version.