I just bought the Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+ for nintendo Switch and read the manual. The + button is said to be menu/restart but I can't figure out how to restart without menuing (quit game -> new game).

I’ve seen Youtube videos where the player keep restarting using a single key press until a good starter item is available, so I know it's at leat possible on PC.

How do I achieve the same on Switch?

  • On PC, you need to hold down R for a few seconds. Try holding the + button. – Studoku Oct 9 '17 at 9:28
  • @Studoku I tried, the menu poped up immediately, I continued to hold it for like 10 seconds, nothing happened. – Mathias Ettinger Oct 9 '17 at 10:05

Unfortunately, there is no quick restart feature on the Nintendo Switch.

There have been a few people online who mentioned this. Hopefully Nicalis will update in the future.

  • Have done some research recently, found a tweet about technical issues around this feature (but could not find it again) + this one and a potential "restart through the menu" feature. Mind adding that to your answer? – Mathias Ettinger May 28 '18 at 15:15
  • oops, nevermind for the last one, didn't check the date. – Mathias Ettinger May 28 '18 at 15:24

You can restart it by pressing the left and right stick for a few seconds. Or if you're playing with one controller of them I think it just hold left/right stick and A/B/X/Y I think.

Unfortunately I restarted some good runs by accident and would like to know how to disable this combination :( especially if you are playing with one controller...

  • How do you hold them? I'm pressing (without moving) both of them for several second and nothing happens. – Mathias Ettinger Jan 14 at 18:58

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