A new Nintendo patent has showed up on the blogging scene yesterday. What is really interesting about this is that it was not filed by Nintendo. It was actually filed by the game design honcho himself, Shigeru Miyamoto. The patent goes on to describe a lot of things, here is an excerpt.
Therefore, an object of the present invention is to provide a computer-readable storage medium having stored therein a game program for allowing a player to freely play and enjoy the game to the end, and a game apparatus.
Further, another object of the present invention is to provide a computer-readable storage medium having stored therein a game program for preventing a player who desires to clear a game by him/herself from losing his/her interest in the game, and a game apparatus.
As of right now it seems to be focused on helping a player get to the end of a game through a series of onscreen hints. Although, it seems that these hints are part of an add on or put into an outside storage device (SD card maybe?), or possibly part of some type of downloadable content. It might be a way of having a players guide displayed on screen, instead of dealing with a paper back book instead, which is interesting. So what is your take on this Infendo, what do you think this is all about?