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Topic: Just bought Zelda oracle of seasons for 3DS

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Mishgun2k

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I must have skipped the tutorial how to save game via virtual console by mistake. Now I dont know how to do it. Please help. I am new to the virtual console for 3DS

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NFreak007

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Do you mean using the Virtual Console's Restore Point feature? If so, tap the touch screen to open up the Virtual Console menu, then choose 'Create Restore Point'. You can then load that restore point at any time.

If you're talking about actually saving the game, though, that varies game to game. I think you get to the save menu in Oracle of Seasons by pressing Start and Select at the same time, but I might be wrong. The game's manual can tell you for sure - suspend the game by pressing the Home button and tap 'Instruction Manual' at the bottom of the screen.

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Chris720

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There's no point in saving on VC titles on the 3DS as it leaves you in the same place you left it after closing the software. Makes it so much easier to pick up and play wherever you left yourself.

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Bass_X0

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Chris720 wrote:

There's no point in saving on VC titles on the 3DS as it leaves you in the same place you left it after closing the software. Makes it so much easier to pick up and play wherever you left yourself.

Clearly someone hasn't played a game in which you repeatedly die with every step or prefers to play the games as they were originally intended without save states.

I wouldn't have been able to get far in some games without them. Super C, Double Dragon and Gargoyle's Quest to name three I abused the save states for.

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KingMike

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As I recall to do the normal save in the Oracle games: press Start to open the menu, the press Select to switch pages. There should be a SAVE icon. Just click it.
I agree the suspend feature does remove much of the need for the original save. I guess unless you want to start a new game.

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Mishgun2k

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thanks folks. Looks like i just hit home button and the game "auto saves" itself. I can pick it up where i left. Although some might consider this cheating, i myself find this feature handy. I am a casual gamer and dont have the time to play over and over because of dying alot. I think its great for casuals like myself.

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Obito_Tennyson

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Mishgun2k wrote:

thanks folks. Looks like i just hit home button and the game "auto saves" itself. I can pick it up where i left. Although some might consider this cheating, i myself find this feature handy. I am a casual gamer and dont have the time to play over and over because of dying alot. I think its great for casuals like myself.

When you hit the Home Menu, it doesn't "auto save." It likes in NSMB2 where you can't "Save" unless the game tells you that you could, like if you beat a Boss Stage or visit one of the Toad's shops. It "Quick Saves" so that you play at one time, go do whatever the heck you do, and play exactly where you left off. The first that I encountered this system was either in the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Darkness game or an old Play Station 2/Gamecube game. "Restore Points" are probably what you are talking about. You know... the ones that ALL of us abuse in Pokemon games. We save, and we could come back to THAT SAME SPOT no matter how many times we come back. This is what other might call "cheating." Otherwise, "Quick Saves" are as cheaty as an obsessed gamer who plays the same game continuously for hours... if you know what I mean, right? :/

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KingMike

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The thing Nintendo warns about Restore Points (with a lengthy text in the digital manuals) is that RP will also overwrite regular save data. I guess that is why they have an option to turn Restore Points off, so you won't accidentally revert your normal saves.
I guess in the GB Zelda games it's not a huge loss if you die, since you just go back to the last entrance. Though you may want to use normal saves and reset if you're trying for a "no-death" clear (though I can't remember if they auto-save your death counter after every game over or just when you actually save).
And with that last statement I remember why I downloaded the Wii VC version of ALttP, I hear in that one even using Save + Quit midgame still counted as a death. No way I could finish the whole game in one sitting, so nice to sort of cheat that with Suspend Point (which is effectively the same as pausing the game, but being allowed to turn the console off in the meantime).

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