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Nintendo: Future Nintendo Titles Can Play Themselves


If gamers manage to find themselves stuck on future Nintendo games then all they’ll need to do is pause the game and the game will automatically complete the level for them.

In a recent interview Shigeru Miyamoto tried to explain the rationale behind such a radical idea. The explanation that he presented was that younger and less experienced players will be able to get past any difficultly barriers the game may present, meaning that players will no longer need to resort to cheat codes or walkthroughs.

In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, if a player is experiencing an area of difficulty, this will allow them to clear troubled areas and take over when they’re ready” confirmed Miyamoto, through his translator. “And yes, we’re looking into this for future games, too.

– Shigeru Miyamoto


12 thoughts on “Nintendo: Future Nintendo Titles Can Play Themselves”

  1. I think this will only work with older people but puzzles are hard for a reason: You’re supposed to beat them. In a game like Tomb Raider, it’s a silly thing if you’re going to cheat the whole way. If there is a glitch or if you are genuinely stuck, I think it may be OK to skip that part. But then you don’t have the satisfaction of solving a puzzle.

  2. When I first heard of this, I thought it was more like the snes days. When you pop in a game, and just let it play the intro, and it starts to do a demo play vid or sequence. Boy was I wrong, I don’t like that idea either. it’s like using cheat codes, just that you don’t have to enter nothing, and just sit. Meh…

  3. If New Super Mario Bros has no online play then it will get boring after a while.. Please Nintendo make it Wi-Fi and Broadband so I can play forever and ever and ever when my friends are not here XD

  4. I can see why Nintendo would want to implement this as they reach out to their broader, more casual audience but I’m not entirely in favour of it.

  5. Wow…even more useless kids will arise.

    im stuck on a game for a while now but i dont want any help! where would the satisfaction of mastering the game be?

  6. @ Ducker – It would be gone. It seems with this tool, the main goal for Nintendo is to baby feed the kids to the end of the level so that they can have that “I beat the game =D ” satisfaction. Turns out, they’re not actually beating the game themselves.

  7. I can see why this was developed, it stops annoying little brothers from bothering older brothers to beat a level for them.

    If you can just skip levels like this then why bother putting challenging levels in at all? Getting the last Star in Mario Galaxy on that bloddy Luigi shaped level took me a few nights, hurt like hell and the feeling of finally beating it was so good I can’t wait to get my hands on Galaxy 2!

    I guess us older gamers who lost hours to NES games can still play without having the Wii clearing it for us.

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