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Link[edit]

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 or 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 Z buttonN64/L buttonGC/Wii/3DS once to lock on, and again to unlock
In "hold" mode, hold Z buttonN64/L buttonGC/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 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
Pause menu Start button Start button Plus button Gear/Map/Items on Stylus button
Save game B button on pause menu B button on pause menu B button on pause menu Start button or Select 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 Z 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
Power Stab R button + B button R button + B button R button + B button R button + B button
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 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 on the ocarina
Take out ocarina Assigned by the player Bottom left of Stylus button
Play music note
OoT Items Fairy Ocarina.png OoT Items Ocarina of Time.png
Up c Up cstick Up rstick A button
Left c Left cstick or Y button Left rstick or Y button X button
Right c Right cstick or X button Right rstick or X button Y button
Down c Down cstick or Z button Down rstick, Zl button or Zr button R button
A button A button A button L button
Note Modifiers
R button R button R button Up dpad
Z button L button L button Down dpad
Neutral control Neutral control Neutral lstick Neutral cpad

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 or Neutral dpad
Scroll subscreen Z button / R button L button / R button L button / R button L button / R button
Confirm A button A button A button A button
Cancel 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 or 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.

Wii U VC configuration: It's basically the same as the Classic Controller with the ZL button and ZR button on the backs instead of the top middle. In addition, you're allowed to configure the controls with the exception of the Neutral dpad. 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 button for targeting (Z button).
  • ZR button for blocking normal and range attacks (R button).
  • L button for Up c.
  • R button for Down c
  • Y button for Left c.
  • X button for Right c.
  • Minus button for map (L button).
  • A button for action (A button).
  • B button for sword attack (B button).
  • Neutral lstick for control stick (Neutral control).
  • Neutral rstick stick for the C Buttons.
  • Plus button as a pause button (Start button).

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.