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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword once again places the player in control of Link, a Hylian boy who this time around lives in the floating nation of Skyloft. Link is in love with a local girl called Zelda but one day while flying on their bird mounts, a tornado shows up out of nothing and takes Zelda away from Link. After that Link teams up with Fi, a spirit living within a sword and he descends to the long-forgotten surface to search for Zelda.

The game is structured very similar to previous Zelda games: you travel through an overworld in search of temples to visit and once in you solve a series of puzzles before fighting a boss at the end and receive the next bit of plot. The biggest change is that the overworld is more focused on puzzles this time around with only a handful of action. Also new is the implementation of the Wii Motion Plus which allows full 1:1 controls and new puzzle possibilities.


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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Screenshot
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Alternate Titles

  • "ゼルダの伝説 スカイウォードソード" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Zelda no Densetsu: Skyward Sword" -- Japanese title
  • "TLoZ: Skyward Sword" -- Common abbreviation
  • "젤다의 전설: 스카이워드 소드" -- Korean spelling

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User Reviews

The greatest Zelda game ever made. Wii krisko6 (793)
Proves motion control is not just for casual games. Wii Rensch (216)
25 years of awesome games and still coming out with my game of 2011 Wii Asinine (1006)

Critic Reviews

The Escapist Wii Nov 11, 2011 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100 Wii Nov 25, 2011 10 out of 10 100
IGN Wii Nov 11, 2011 10 out of 10 100
The A.V. Club Wii Nov 21, 2011 A 100
COGConnected / Canadian Online Gamers Network Wii Nov 15, 2011 98 out of 100 98
RPGFan Wii Dec 03, 2011 98 out of 100 98
Retro Gamer Wii Jan, 2012 97 out of 100 97
Power Unlimited Wii Nov 26, 2011 95 out of 100 95 Wii Nov 17, 2011 84 out of 100 84
JeuxActu Wii Nov 11, 2011 16 out of 20 80


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Game Breaking Glitch

When the player reaches the Song of the Hero quest, they will have to travel to Faron, Eldin and Lanayru, to collect the songs from each dragon. If the player speaks to Golo the Goron, obtains the Song of the Thunder Dragon, and then speaks to Golo the Goron again the events for collecting the songs in Faron and Eldin will no longer occur, meaning it is impossible for the player to continue further. This was patched in later releases in the game, and players who own the original release of the game were able to download a tool from the Wii Shop Channel that would correct the issue.

Music CD

Every copy in the initial production of the game comprised a special music CD with orchestral arrangements of select songs. These were also performed during the Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Concert, a series of concertos which took place in Tokyo, Los Angeles and London in October 2011 as a preview of the wider 2012 world tour, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses.

Related Web Sites

  • Zelda Skyward Sword (LegendZelda.Net section dedicated to The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.)
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