Review by R351D3NT3V1L4

"Is Link's Crossbow Training worth it?"

Link's Crossbow Training is one of the first games to use the Wii Zapper. The game is basically a demo that shows you how the Wii Zapper will work. The settings are the same places as Twilight Princess.

Gameplay 8/10 - This game is fun. You can play with either the Wii Zapper or just with the Wii remote and nunchuck. The main buttons you will use are the B button for shooting, the Z button for zooming in, and the analog stick for moving around on some of the levels. There are 3 modes you can play in: Target mode, Defender mode, and Ranger mode.

In Target mode, you will be stationary and targets will appear. You have to shoot the targets and the closer your shots are to the middle, the better score you get. You can also get combos if you don't miss any targets. There are a lot of stuff you can shoot in the background that give you points.

In Defender mode, you will be in third person and you will be stationary. Enemies will start coming towards you and you will have to kill them before they reach you. If you kill certain enemies, they will turn your crossbow into a crossbow machine gun where you can hold the trigger button and it will fire shots rapidly.

In Ranger mode, you will have the ability to move around. You have to go around and kill enemies and if you kill them all, you will receive bonus points. There are also a lot of objects you can break to receive more points. This mode takes the most getting use to but it is probably the best mode since you can free roam all around the area you are in.

There is also a multiplayer mode and a practice mode. In the multiplayer mode, you can play with up to 4 people. First the first player plays a level and tries to get the highest score. Then after the first player is done, they pass the Wii Zapper to the second player and then its the second players turn to try to get the highest score. Then the second player passes it to the third player and so on. In the Practice mode, you just practice any of the levels and modes and try to get better.

Graphics 8/10 - This game looks exactly like Twilight Princess. There are some nice effects and basically if you have played Twilight Princess, you know what to expect.

Sound 8/10 - The sound is good and plays a lot of music from Twilight Princess. The sound effects are also good. There is not much more to the sound than that.

Replayability 7/10- It doesn't take a long time to beat this game. It is somewhat like Wii Sports. It's just a demo that shows off the Wii Zapper. It's fun and you will probably keep coming back to it every so often.

This game is definitely worth buying. It is a great game for it's price. It's only around $20 and comes with the Wii Zapper. Basically you are getting the Wii Zapper and this game for a really cheap price.


Reviewer's Score: 8/10 | Originally Posted: 12/03/07

Game Release: Link's Crossbow Training (w/Zapper) (US, 11/19/07)


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