We knew Nintendo had something up their sleeve the first time we heard of this “auto-pilot” feature to be implemented in their games moving forward, but today Nintendo handed out concrete details on what it is and how it works.

Officially dubbed, the “Super Guide” and shown to Kotaku in “New Super Mario Bros Wii,” the feature allows gamers who become frustrated with the level of difficulty in the side-scroller, or who simply become uninterested, to let the game play itself.

When activated, the Wii will run through the entire level, traversing its colorful environment and content, without forcing you to touch a single button. But, as you’d expect, a simple press of the A button and you’re back in action, fully controlling your character.

So far the feature has only been announced for the one game, but that likely won’t remain the same, especially if it’s warmly received.

Missed our hands-on coverage of New Super Mario Bros. Wii from PAX? No problem, check it out right over here. And look for the game this November exclusively for Wii.

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