What method of basic platformer control do you prefer?

#1DTY3Posted 10/23/2012 8:52:30 PM
B to jump and Y to run/attack, or A to jump and B to run/attack? - Results (36 votes)
B/Y
58.33% (21 votes)
21
A/B
41.67% (15 votes)
15
This poll is now closed.
I played the DS remake of Kirby Super Star (wonderful game btw) and I was a bit bothered that they switched from the SNES B/Y format to the A/B format.

Which do you prefer? (Assuming you are playing on a controller with a standard diamond button layout, like SNES, CCP, Gamepad, etc.)
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#2PendragoonPosted 10/23/2012 8:59:45 PM
B/Y, part of the reason I love emulators, button mapping makes a lot of classics much better. (does the Virtual Console allow button mapping?)

I also like to assign start and select to X/A just for simplicity.
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#3AccrovideogamesPosted 10/23/2012 9:03:58 PM
I prefer A/B on handhelds and B/Y on consoles. I tried playing Yoshi's Island on the 3DS with both combinations and I found out that I'm more comfortable and more used to A/B controls. However, if I play the same game with a Classic Controller, I much prefer the B/Y controls. The same goes to any other platforming games such as Kirby, Donkey Kong Country and Super Mario Bros. It may sound weird but my brain was trained and programmed that way. Buttons are much closer to each other on handhelds like the GBA, NDS and 3DS than they are on console controllers like the DualShock, Wavebird or Classic Pro. When they're close, it feels awkward to use B/Y.
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#4crazymerioPosted 10/23/2012 9:11:17 PM
I go back and forth.
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#5Soanevalcke6Posted 10/23/2012 9:31:42 PM
AB.
I find slightly rotating my thumb much more comfortable than having to press my joint down.
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#6DTY3(Topic Creator)Posted 10/23/2012 9:33:02 PM
PENDRAG0ON posted...
B/Y, part of the reason I love emulators, button mapping makes a lot of classics much better. (does the Virtual Console allow button mapping?)

I also like to assign start and select to X/A just for simplicity.



Wii VC doesn't allow button mapping, which makes playing SNES games with GC controller impossible.
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#7Soanevalcke6Posted 10/23/2012 9:42:39 PM
DTY3 posted...
PENDRAG0ON posted...
B/Y, part of the reason I love emulators, button mapping makes a lot of classics much better. (does the Virtual Console allow button mapping?)

I also like to assign start and select to X/A just for simplicity.



Wii VC doesn't allow button mapping, which makes playing SNES games with GC controller impossible.


Oh god Super Mario World with Gamecube controller.

Gamecube Controller is my favorite, but that made me go out and buy a classic controller
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#8DTY3(Topic Creator)Posted 10/23/2012 10:09:38 PM
I bought one for DKC2.
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