Topic: The Start and Select buttons

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Does anyone ever use the Start or Select buttons? Do any games use them? I don't think I've ever used either of them. Just used the Home and Start buttons.

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The only button I've never used is the select button. I can't even currently think of a DS or 3DS game that uses that button...
I use the start button for pausing, obviously, though I do sometimes just skip pausing and close the console; it doesn't really make a difference to me.

EDIT: I'm playing Super Mario 64 DS right now and pressed the select button to see what would happen, and the control settings menu came up.

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In Samurai Warrior Chronicles for the 3DS, I use the select button to skip cutscenes.

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I love the select button. If a game makes full advantage of the select button it's sure to be a masterpiece.
For example, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga.
See? If only more games would use it, I would be a happier person.

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the select button has always been underappreciated in the gaming world. i love it xD

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Only button never press is the select button?

But not sure wanna press it now incase it actually start count down and my
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I use them alot to play DS games in their original resolution.

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I'm sure we'll use them for the GB games.

I really hope they map Start to X and Select to Y for GB/C games, i don't really like using the Start/Select buttons on the 3DS, and many game boy games use them for menus you need to visit regularly.

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I use it for previous ds games like monster tale and ...I think pokemon for managing moves. I do like how they cushion though.



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