Excerpt: If anybody would have told you ten, or maybe even five years ago that Nintendo would create a light gun style Zelda title, you would have probably either deemed the said person crazy or just flat out oblivious to what the Zelda franchise really is to Nintendo and the gaming industry. However, Nintendo has done the unexpected, and although Link’s Crossbow Training doesn’t break any new boundaries in the world of light gun style shooting games, what the game does offer is...
Excerpt: There's something undeniably cheap about the Wii Zapper. When you hold it in your hands you're taken back to the days when all you needed to have fun were a few toy guns, make-shift bandannas and some commando rolls in mud. Add an extra 50p to the budget and you'd have water guns, making the danger all the more real. The problem with the Wii Zapper is that it offers none of the fun of these cheap play things, but sadly all the cheapness.
Excerpt: Like every single other gamer in the universe, when the Nintendo Wii was announced, I immediately flipped out at the possibilities of some new "light gun" type games. Apparently, I wasn't the only one who used his lunch breaks to play Time Crisis, so Nintendo jumped on the bandwagon and got to work. Now, a year after the Wii hit shelves in North America, Nintendo has unveiled the Wii's first official peripheral, the Wii Zapper.
Excerpt: When Nintendo first released details on the Wii Zapper, people were skeptical as to how the Big N would convince the public to spend their hard-earned cash on what is essentially a plastic shell designed to hold the Wii Remote and Nunchuk. That answer came when it was announced that the Zapper would come bundled with Link's Crossbow Training, a simple yet fun shooting game with a Legend of Zelda theme.
Pros: Game and Zapper for $25 is a good value, Gameplay is simple, but gets challenging when you go for high scores, Fun while it lasts
Cons: Zapper doesn't really make the game much better, Can't calibrate aim enough and can't remap buttons, Too short
Conclusion: For $20 this is a steal…for now. Other guns are either out or are coming out soon for the Nintendo Wii. If you only can own official Nintendo products then you might as well buy this bundle. Link’s Crossbow Training is a fun game for about an hour, but once you beat it there is no need to put it back on. Nice try Nintendo, but next time maybe you want to add more to the free game or charge people a whole lot less.
Excerpt: A year ago, Nintendo released what was initially thought to be a gimmick: the Wii with its motion sensing Wii Remote. Turns out the low-tech controller works more often than it fails, and the same can be said of the newly released Wii Zapper and its bundled game, Link's Crossbow Training. The game takes players through a series of 25 shooting galleries spanning nine levels and culminating in two final boss fights.