Skyward Sword HD bamboo cutting game is infinitely easier now
Players of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD have discovered just how easy the bamboo cutting mini-game is now with traditional controls.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD gamers have discovered how easy the game’s famous bamboo cutting mini-game can be compared to the original Wii game. The remastered title was released for Nintendo Switch earlier this month and introduces traditional button controls for Skyward sword for the first time.
The Legend of Zelda: Sky Sword was first released for Nintendo Wii in 2011. The game used the Wii MotionPlus controller, allowing players to control Link’s sword movements with more precise actions. For the first time in the series, Link must use different sword moves to counter or attack his enemies, with left, right, up, down, and push moves required of the player. The Nintendo Switch remaster gives players the choice of motion controls or traditional buttons. Unlike motion controls, traditional controls instead use the Joy-Con joystick to dictate the direction of Link’s sword. The new controller options are one of the Skyward Sword HDimprovements in the quality of life of.
Zelda fan Jiehfeng is one of the many players who have discovered the advantage of traditional controls in Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. The user took to Reddit to share a clip of them participating in the bamboo-cutting mini-game, Peater’s Clean-Cut Challenge, which originally required players to swing their Wii MotionPlus remote to cut a rod of bamboo as many times as possible. While quite difficult in the 2011 version, the minigame is infinitely easier with traditional controls, as players simply have to flick their thumbs instead of a Wii Remote.
The video shows the user cutting the bamboo shoot an astonishing 46 times using traditional controls. Responding to a comment on the original difficulty of the mini-game, Jiehfeng noted that the greater precision of the Joy-Con makes Skyward Sword HDThe minigame version is a bit easier than it was on Nintendo Wii, but still less easy than the traditional controls option. The Redditor said his best score for the mini-game using the Joy-Con motion controls was 21 slashes. While players experiencing controller drift might find it difficult to complete the challenge, a new trick has apparently fixed Joy-Con’s drift for good.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD has wowed gamers since its launch, despite its amiibo controversy. Earlier this year, the “Zelda and Loftwing” amiibo was announced, offering the in-game benefit of returning to the sky whenever players choose rather than relying on save point statues. The amiibo perk has been accused of being more of a paywall than a bonus, with many fans believing it should have been a quality of life update that Nintendo could have included in the game itself. The controversy hasn’t stopped the action figure from selling worldwide, although some players are still waiting for their Loftwing amiibo due to shipping issues.
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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is available now on Nintendo Switch.
Source: Jiehfeng / Reddit
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