The controls of The World Ends With You are unique, as they use both the Touch Screen and the regular button controls - at the same time.
 Touch Screen Controls
When using pins, you will need to carry out a certain movement in order to activate it. They include:
- Drawing a line across an enemy/object
- Drawing a circle on an enemy/object
- Slashing an enemy/object
- Tapping an area (not on an enemy)
- Tapping an enemy
- Tapping rapidly
 Regular Controls
The Arrow Pad (or the Button Pad, depending on your dominant hand) is used to carry out attacks on the upper screen. The microphone is also used to activate certain pins.
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