Topic: 3DS not very responsive to button-mashing?

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I don't know if this is an issue with the original 3DS in general or just a problem with my own, but I suspect that my 3DS is not very responsive to button-mashing.

Whenever I play a game that requires a lot of button-mashing at some instance, the device seems to seldom recognize the number of inputs as I am quickly mashing the button. I first noticed this problem with Ocarina of Time 3D (and Majora's Mask 3D), whenever I get caught by a ReDead and have to button-mash my way out. Whenever that happens, it does not matter how many times I button-mash any of the buttons, Link never escapes the monster's grasp. I can press the buttons as quickly and as many times as I am physically able to, but I'm not able to break free. I do not believe this is an issue with my own button pressing, as I am able to do this with no problem in the original games. But in the 3DS remakes, the game doesn't seem to recognize it. It's as though my 3DS isn't very responsive to button mashing. Because of that, I have to actively avoid the ReDeads and attack them from afar, and when fighting Dead Hand, I have to let it bite me to go free.

This became a much bigger problem when I was playing Bravely Default. (Spoilers ahead?) When awakening the crystals, you're supposed to mash the button. Most people say they are able to do it in two to five minutes. But because my 3DS is apparently not responding to my button-mashing, it took me about seven to ten minutes. It's... exhausting having to do that for that long, and knowing that I would have to do that again for each crystal twice, it was ultimately the reason that made me decide to sell my copy of BD.

Recently, I've managed to find a copy of Chrono Trigger DS which I've been playing on my older 3DS. Unfortunately I've run into the same problem now, as I cannot get past the mandatory mini-game where you must button-mash to beat Ayla at the drinking game. Of course, I'm not keen on selling this for that reason.

Needless to say, I'm not very fond of games that use button-mashing to great extent. The 3DS I've used to play these games is an original red 3DS that I got the same year the 3DS launched. I haven't tried this on my New 3DS yet, which I've only recently gotten. Is this a problem with older 3DSes in general, or could it just be my device? Of course it could also just be me, but I really don't think that I'm the problem here considering I've never had this issue before.



I had issues with this on the og 3ds that I don't with the 3ds xl

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Okay well that's a bit of a relief then to hear that I'm not the only one. Would you say that it has something to do with the buttons?


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