An introductory to a barely used and forgotten peripheral
Richard Baker "BinaryMessiah", Amazon
29 March 2012
Summary: The Good: Great price for what you get, a Zelda FPS (!), cool references to Twilight Princess, fun multiplayer The Bad: Boring music, only ten levels, the Zapper has many flaws, can't buy the two separate LCT is a great arcade style shooter with about ten levels or so and is great fun to test out your Zapper (or other better third party light gun holders such as the Pega light gun if you want a pistol type gun) and the multiplayer is a blast as well.
If you like shooting things it'll give you some pleasure
20 May 2009
Excerpt: Link's Crossbow Training is a classic Wii game - great to pick up and play for a few minutes, but ultimately lacking in depth and things to do. On the plus side, Crossbow Training is cheap (less than £20 in most places) and it comes with a Wii Zapper which is a plastic casing you fit your Wiimote and Nunchuck into to make it look and feel more like a gun.
Excerpt: Link's Crossbow Training is a target based shooting game which uses the Wii remote, and an optional attachment called the 'Wii Zapper'. The Wiimote slots neatly into the zapper to create a controller which is supposed to represent a crossbow. The levels in the game are based around the Zelda world found in the Twilight Princess. Graphics are good, and ultimately of a similar quality to those found in the full Zelda Wii game.
Excerpt: This game introduces the plastic accessory known as the wii zapper, which will be mainly used as a gun in future games, but in Link's Crossbow Training is used to represent a bow. LCT is a very short game, hence the price tag of Â£19.99. I got this for my birthday, and played with my friends. They were unimpressed by the length of time the game could be completed in (about 2 hours with little effort).
Summary: As others have said, the zapper is a marmite accessory, you'll either love it or hate it - I find it unneccessary and just stick to the wiimote. The game itself is very short - you csn get through the 27 missions at at least bronze level in about an hour, but there is some re-playability in that you can always go back to increase your best scores and try and gain those elusive gold medals. Worth getting if you can get it cheap but don't pay more than fifteen quid for it.
A solid title but nothing special, buy it for the zapper
6 May 2008
Excerpt: Links Crossbow training is the free pack in game that you receive when purchasing the Wii Zapper and that is ultimately all the game aspires to be. While the game is a great introduction to the Zapper it does little on its own to justify purchasing without the Zapper. The game is based on the Twilight princess world using many places recognisable from that game. The multiplayer adds a bit to the game, but does not save it from the feeling it is simply a free game.
Excerpt: Links crossbow training comes packaged with the long awaited wii zapper. The zapper itself is designed perfectly, with the wiimote and nunchuck fitting neatly on its plastic casing. The nunchucks wire is kept hidden in the middle section of the zapper. The trigger works well, however the zapper is possibly a tad too big and does not really feel like a lightgun.