I'm on the second area of the first stage of 3D Classics: Kid Icarus. I've collected 13 items which the manual identifies as mallets; it says that I can use them as weapons by pressing Y to switch weapons. However, pressing Y does nothing; my attack button continues to shoot arrows. Is this an ability which is enabled later? Do I need to do something else? Am I misunderstanding the controls?
In the Controls menu I have checked that the Y button (as well as the L and R buttons) are set to Weapon Selection. My Y button functions normally in other games.