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Wii U VC allows you to customize controls outside of dpad. Be sure to map the minus button on VC menu and right stick as C buttons.

Nintendo 64 Gamecube Wii (Classic Controller) Wii U VC (recommended) Nintendo 3DS Nintendo Switch Action
Neutral control Neutral control Neutral lstick Neutral lstick Neutral cpad Neutral lstick
  • Move Link
  • Aim weapons
  • Move cursor for menu selection
A button A button A button A button A button A button
  • Jump
  • Confirm selection
  • Roll
  • Interact
B button B button B button B button B button B button
  • Attack with sword
  • Cancel
  • Skip dialog
  • Save (on the pause menu)

Move the analogue stick or circle pad while pressing B button for different attacks. Hold B button to sword spin stance (without magic) or charge sword spin (with magic).

R button R button R button ZR button R button R button
  • Raise shield
  • Scroll right through subscreens

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.

L button Neutral dpad Neutral dpad L button None L button Show/hide onscreen mini-map.
Z button L button L button ZL button L button ZL button
  • Use the Targeting system to lock on to the nearest object, monster, or person
  • Scroll left through subscreens
  • Center the camera behind Link

While locked on, use B button to attack, or A button to talk.

The Targeting system can be configured on the options menu of the game select screen. Switch Mode, which is tapping the button, is good for beginners and Hold mode, which is holding the button, is challenging for veterans.

Up c Up cstick Up rstick Up rstick Top left of Stylus button Up rstick, ZR button+X button
  • First-person view
  • Respond to Tatl
Left c Y button Y button Y button Y button Left rstick, Y button
  • Use assigned item or weapon

(These buttons are assigned on the inventory menu. There are two item slots on the touch screen in the 3DS version).

Right c X button X button X button X button Right rstick, ZR button+A button
Down c Z button Zl button or Zr button R button Stylus button Down rstick, X button
Start button Start button Plus button Plus button Gear/Map/Items on Stylus button Plus button Pause the game and display the pause menu.
Up c Up cstick Up rstick Up rstick A button Up rstick, ZR button+X button Play instrument notes
Left c Left cstick, Left rstick Left rstick X button Left rstick, Y button
Right c Right cstick Right rstick Right rstick Y button Right rstick, ZR button+A button
Down c Down cstick, Z button Down rstick Down rstick R button Down rstick, X button
A button A button A button A button L button A button
R button R button R button ZR button Up dpad R button Note Modifiers
Z button L button L button ZL button Down dpad ZL button
Neutral control Neutral control Neutral lstick Neutral lstick Neutral cpad Neutral lstick