Super Guide is a Nintendo developed feature intended to appeal to young and casual gamers alike that allows you to stop the game and continue with it playing itself. It was designed so that when a gamer gets to a difficult spot in the game, they are able to complete it. The first title to feature this was New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

Games featuring Super Guide

  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii: In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Super Guide could only be used after a player died eight times on a level. A green block will then appear that, when hit, will activate Super Guide, indicated to be in use by replacing Mario with Luigi. Super Guide can only be played in the single player mode.
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2: While not called a Super Guide, Super Mario Galaxy 2 contains this feature and has it renamed the Cosmic Guide. After repeatedly dying in a level, the Cosmic Spirit will appear and ask if the player would like to start the Cosmic Guide. Using this will only allow the user to gain a Bronze Star rather than a Power Star.
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns: The Super Guide can be activated at the checkpoints when the player has lost enough lives in the level. The Tutorial Pig will be waving a flag to get the players attention, and if talked to the Super Guide can be turned on. The level will be finished by a white Donkey Kong.

It is speculated that various other video games will also use Super Guide.