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The controls for this game are fairly simple, as there aren't many actions to perform and you can only do one at a time.

Game Boy Advance Nintendo DS/3DS Windows WiiWare Action
Neutral dpad Neutral dpad ,  ↑ , ,  ↓  Neutral dpad Move the cursor to desired options/objects.
A button A button A A button Confirm, advance a dialog.
B button B button B B button Cancel, go back a dialog in cross-examinations.
Start button Start button Space 2 button Pause at anytime to save the game.
L button L button L Minus button Press witnesses in court, move the screen left/right at wide locations in investigations.
R button R button R Plus button Open the Court Record, switch between its two parts.
A button X button A Minus button Present evidence from within the Court Record.
N/A Hold B button N/A B button Skip dialogs of cleared episodes.
N/A Hold Y button N/A N/A Allow voice command via microphone and show phrases you can say in court: "Hold it!" for pressing, "Objection!" or "Take that!" for presenting.

Nintendo DS/3DS[edit]

The DS and 3DS versions can be played entirely with Stylus button besides using buttons; just point and click what you want on the touchscreen. Case 5 is the only case that requires Stylus button, along with X button and Y button to zoom in/out while checking evidence.


You can play the Windows version entirely with PC Mouse Left Click.png (PC Mouse Right Click.png to cancel) or with the keyboard keys listed above, which can be changed in the Preferences dialog. The game has no voice support and there are four other keys you can't change:

  • Tab: Open the System menu.
  • Enter: Select a menu item.
  • Esc: Close an open menu.
  • Alt+Enter: Switch window mode.

Nintendo WiiWare[edit]

This console version can be played exclusively by downloading 1000 Nintendo points. However, "Rise from the Ashes" cost 100 Nintendo points more so make sure you got those cards ready from your retail videogame stores. Lastly, make sure your Wii Remote batteries were fully charged before playing this game.

The only requirement is just your Wii Remote so you don't need to connect anything else at all.