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Link's Crossbow Training along with it's bundled accessory, the Zapper, are a great addition to any Wii owner's arsenal. It's fairly easy to become addicted to the game (especially if you're playing with someone else and are always trying to outdo each other either by points or by medals awarded on completed levels). There are 9 levels in all, each with 3 stages to perform in, and each respective stage in each level is played fairly the same. All nine Stage 1's are your basic FPS target practice on bullseye's that pop-up on the screen. Stage 2's are third person and you can rotate your stationary character by moving the target towards each side of your screen while attempting to kill several monsters. Stage 3's are done by actually using the nunchuck's joystick to move around Link while you aim with the Wii-mote to shoot. This is all of course made easier by the Wii Zapper. The Wii Zapper is actually a pretty neat accessory (and bundled for $25 with the game, you can't beat it). The top/front end of it holds the Wii-mote and the back end holsters the nunchuck. It actually holds them fairly nicely and makes it easy to use both at the same time. I do have one problem with it though. Having big hands, I have to say that the hand I keep in front (generally my left) gets sore right behind my thumb because it's a tight fit in the front handle. It's not too bad, but, could've left a little more room than they did. Otherwise, it's a top-notch accessory. With that in mind, if you're playing the actual game (called Score Attack) you must beat levels in consecutive order by at least achieving a 20k point score (bronze medal) in each to unlock the next set of stages. The highest medal awarded is platinum for 80k (40k for silver and 60k for gold). Also, the game has a top scorer list for each of the 9 levels which is fun. And if you're not polished up enough on your Dirty Harry skills, there's a Practice mode as well (only a few levels are available until you unlock them in main game). There's also a Multiplayer mode but it seems pointless because you must alternate with the controller anyways (so it seems to be the same as Score Attack except you don't get reverted back to the title screen. Lastly, there's a neat option menu where you can change the crosshair sensitivity and the positioning of the crosshair in relation to the Wii Remote's current aim.
I was skeptical when i saw the box. "We don't need to turn the wii-motes into a gun. How good can the pack-in be?" But then I had second thoughts and bought it. We've been playing it all night. I was a Duck Hunt fan and the rail shooting levels are fantastic - like the first time you played Mrs. PacMan after being a PacMan fan but so much better. There's a mix of scrolling, rail and 1st person shooting levels set in the Twilight Princess world that can be played in order or on their own. If you get a Wii for the holidays, pick this up as well. I can tell there's no point in even taking the wii-mote out of the zapper. The family will be playing this just about everyday, despite our having about a dozen other Wii titles. My 3 year old was delighted when she beat my high score. In my defense it would have been higher but I hit a live chicken. My 8 year old informed me "Mom! You can't shoot LIVE things!!!" Who knew? It was so much fun blasting the fruit balloons.... and the skeletons.... I'd defend my record, but my husband and brother have been playing for the last four hours and I can't get near it. Well worth the $20 - if they'd sold the game alone I would have paid more.
I have purchased several wii games in the past in an attempt to find some that my handicapped son (Autistic) would play interactive with me. Links Crossbow Training has fit the bill. He enjoys playing with me and also showing me his ability to preform by himself. There are few games that he will play with anyone, especially his dad. As for the game itself. It is a roll play shooter game with you being able to see the shooter and not just the weapon. the are three modes to play in. A practice mode to perfect your aim and speed from target to target and a combat mode to play against attacking monsters and a multi-player mode. It seems to depend a great deal on where you set the aim point and speed of the cursor (crossbow sights). there is an icon on the screen to set the height and speed. One of the modes gives you a score to beat to access a higher level. It starts at 1-1 and goes through 3-3. If you score high enough on these levels you get to go to 4-1 and so on, but its not easy. Like the games says its Crossbow Training. Learning when to shoot and accuracy is stressed as hitting consectative targets score more than random shooting and missing. For instance hit the first target and get 10 points, hit the next without missing in between and get 10 x 2, next 10 x 3 and so on till you miss or run out of targets. Accurate shooting gives much larger scores. I enjoyed it and would rate it at 4 to 5 stars, on a 1-5 scale. I also purchased a control holder that looks like a pistol to make it a little more interesting. The controller fits into it and plugs in. It requires a numchuk to be pluged into the controler. You can move and shoot at the same time with it, although you can do the same with the add on gun. Controller and numchuk work just fine without it.
The Wii Zapper plus Link's Crossbow Training is quite a deal, but only if you buy it in a brick and mortar store!
The "Zapper" part is just a study piece of plastic that houses the Wii remote and nunchuck together. Both pieces fit very well, and you can pull a trigger that presses the "B" button on the remote. It fits well in your hands and seems to make aiming easier, but this could depend on where you place your sensor bar. The cord between the nunchuck and remote can be wrapped around inside the handle of the zapper, which makes it even easier to use.
The game, Link's Crossbow Training is great fun, although it is quite short. You'll have a great time shooting everything, moving around, hunting down enemies, etc. It is fast paced, and should prepare you well for any future titles that use the Zapper. The only downside is that there is no real multiplayer to the game; instead, you can just pass around one controller between turns.
Don't buy the Zapper on ebay! First off, the cheap knockoffs don't even include the game, and cost the same as buying one in a store. Second, the official Zapper and game retails for around $20 - $25; half the price of ebay auctions plus shipping! I have had no trouble finding the official Zapper in major discount department stores, gaming stores, or electronics stores. Don't believe the ebay auctions that claim the Zapper is "hard to find." If you can't find it today, wait until Sunday, and you'll probably be able to find it at every store you vist - I did!
P.S. The only people who will mark this review as "not helpful" are the ones who are making a killing off you people on ebay! Buy it in a store and save yourself $20!
Awesome game for the shooter! Progressive stagging with goal oriented steps.
Lots of unusual characters and props to shoot at with unusual backdrops the
graphics are clean.
With repeat firing which is necessary at times this game really has given me my monies worth and MORE!
RATED at Good to Execellent if you can pick this up for $10 or less you got
a Fantastic Deal!