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Action Nintendo 64 Nintendo GameCube Wii (Virtual Console) Nintendo 3DS
Wii Classic Controller
General
Move Neutral control Neutral control Neutral lstick Neutral cpad
Jump
Roll
Interact
Context sensitive
A button A button A button A button
Crouch R button R button R button R button
Use assigned item or weapon
Left c Left cstick or Y button Left rstick or Y button Y button
Right c Right cstick or X button Right rstick, X button X button
Down c Down cstick or Z button Down rstick, Zl button or Zr button Stylus button
Nintendo 3DS version: There are two item slots on the touch screen.
Targeting system Z button L button L button L button
Locks on to the nearest object, monster, or person
While locked on, use B button to attack, or A button to talk
It can be configured in the options menu:
In "switch" mode, press L button once to lock on, and again to unlock
In "hold" mode, hold L button 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 Up c Up cstick Up rstick Top left of Stylus button
Center the camera Z button L button L button L button
Show/hide minimap L button Neutral dpad Neutral dpad Neutral dpad
Pause menu Start button Start button Plus button Start button
Dialogue and writing
Respond to Navi Up c Up cstick Up rstick Top left of Stylus button
Advance A button A button A button A button
Skip B button B button B button B button
Attacking and defending
Horizontal Cut
OoT Items Master Sword.png
B button
Z button + (Left control or Right control) + B button
B button
L button + (Left control or Right control) + B button
B button
L button + (Left lstick or Right lstick) + B button
B button
L button + (Left cpad or Right cpad) + B button
Vertical Cut L button + B button
Up control + B button
L button + B button
Up control + B button
L button + B button
Up lstick + B button
L button + B button
Up cpad + B button
Thrust Z button + Up control + B button L button + Up control + B button L button + Up lstick + B button L button + Up cpad + B button
Spin Attack B button B button B button B button
Hold the Spin Attack button to increase attack power, then release to attack
Weaker Spin Attack Neutral control + B button Neutral control + B button Neutral lstick + B button Neutral cpad + B button
Rotate the Move stick in a circle and press the Attack button; it must be performed quickly
Jump Attack Z button + A button L button + A button L button + A button L button + A button
Roll Attack A button A button A button A button
Press the button while running
Raise shield
e.g. Hylian Shield OoT Items Hylian Shield.png
R button R button R button R button
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 Neutral control Neutral control Neutral lstick Neutral cpad
Performing an ocarina
Play music note
OoT Items Fairy Ocarina.png OoT Items Ocarina of Time.png
A button A button A button A button
L button L button L button L button
R button R button R button R button
Up c Up cstick Up rstick Top left of Stylus button
Left c Left cstick or Y button Left rstick or Y button Y button
Right c Right cstick or X button Right rstick or X button X button

Pause menu[edit]

Action Nintendo 64 Nintendo GameCube Wii (Virtual Console) Nintendo 3DS
Wii Classic Controller
Move cursor Neutral control Neutral control Neutral lstick Neutral cpad
Scroll subscreen R button R button R button R button
Confirm A button A button A button A button
Cancel
Save game
B button B button B button B button
Assign item or weapon
Left c Left cstick or Y button Left rstick or Y button Y button
Right c Right cstick or X button Right rstick, X button X button
Down c Down cstick or Z button Down rstick, Zl button or Zr button Stylus button
Nintendo 3DS version: There are two item slots on the touch screen.