Why is the X button unused in emulated Game Boy Color games?

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4 years ago#1
If they have Y as an alternate Select button, why not follow up and have X as an easy Start button?

Actually, they really should let us configure the controls since Y and B feel better as B and A anyway.
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4 years ago#2
Agreed.
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4 years ago#3
X is already used. It opens up the Virtual Console menu without needing to use the touch screen.
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4 years ago#4
I so wish I could use y and b for super mario land. It was almost a waste purchasing that
game with the current button layout. (makes super speeding awkward)
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4 years ago#5
Nintendo's a bit stubborn when it comes to control layouts; they even refused to allow a WiiWare game to use the GC bongos because of some policy of not letting any of them work with Gamecube controllers.

I'm guessing in this instance they're worried that, if people customize the controls, then they'll get confused by in-game mentions of A and B. So they just force A and B to be the same as the original games, regardless of how comfortable it actually is to play them on the 3DS's layout.
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4 years ago#6
There isn't a policy against letting WiiWare games work with GameCube controllers... I know Dr. Mario and FF:CC: My Life as a King use them at least.
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4 years ago#7
^Bongo controllers, not regular GC controllers.
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4 years ago#8
Hold X to access the Virtual Console menu. If all you need is to pause, that may be sufficient.
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4 years ago#9
I agree with this topic.
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4 years ago#10
Ok, so technically it is used. I didn't realize you had to hold X. I still think we should be able to configure the controls, though.
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