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- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD features 1080p visuals that will immerse players in the game like never before.
- With the Wii U GamePad controller, its easy to manage your inventory and view maps.
- Players will enjoy cruising the open sea with a new Swift Sail, bringing them to their next destination and action-packed adventure that much faster.
- Once players receive the Tingle Bottle item, they can connect with others by posting comments to Miiverse.
- If the television is already in use, this game can been played off-TV on the Wii U GamePad.
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The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker makes its glorious return on the Wii U console with gorgeous HD graphics and enhanced game features. In this timeless classic with a unique and colorful art style, you will guide Link as he sets out on the massive Great Sea to find his kidnapped sister. Sail the seas in search of lost islands, fight fearsome enemies, take on mighty bosses, and seek out the legendary Triforce.
In this definitive version on the Wii U console, you can experience the game in gorgeous 1080p graphics, manage your inventory and view maps on the Wii U GamePad controller, and even choose to take on a more challenging difficulty level. With the new Tingle Bottle feature, you can connect with others over Miiverse*—comments or screenshots posted on Miiverse can wash up on the shores or in other locations of other players' games. And if the TV is already in use, you don’t have to worry—you can play the game right on the Wii U GamePad.
- Play the definitive version of this timeless classic on the Wii U console, now with stunning HD graphics and new game features.
- Guide Link as he sets out on the massive Great Sea to find his kidnapped sister.
- Sail the seas in search of lost islands, fight fearsome enemies, and take on mighty bosses.
- Discover Miiverse messages that wash up in various locations—it’s like finding a message in a bottle.*
- Take on a more challenging difficulty level.
- Manage your inventory and view maps on the Wii U GamePad controller.
* Broadband Internet access required
Top Customer Reviews
For fans of Wind Waker who already know how amazing the core game is and just want to know what Nintendo upgraded and how this remake works out, skip the next two paragraphs. I bought the downloadable eshop version two weeks ago, and have become intimately acquainted with this remake by now, and I've played the original more times than I care to count. That been said, I think I'm more than capable of judging this version fairly.
*What's So Great About The Wind Waker?*
If you're unfamiliar with the game at all, you might wonder why I love Wind Waker so much.Read more ›
We do use the Nintendo WiiU Pro Controller to play this game. Some people have complained that the Wii controller is jerky and not smooth when fighting bosses, etc. We have found the Pro Controller is smooth and easy to control camera angle of the game. Still not a hundred percent happy with the placement of the Y, X, B & A buttons but over all is a nice controller to use with this game.
The charts that are found throughout the game are easier to open than they were with the original game. This aspect was improved.
We haven't gotten to the point in the game where we can take pictures and have statues made of the characters to have placed in gallery. Will be interesting to see how much the detail of the statues have been improved. The camera has been improved so it now holds a lot more pictures. I imagine they have set this one up also so in order to get all the statues a person will have to play through the game a second time. (However, in the original there were statues we weren't supposed to be able to get first time playing through, but we did get them without waiting for second play through) In regards to playing time, compared to the cost of the game, it makes for a lot of playing time in order to finish all the quests. IMO, well worth buying.
The opening few hours definitely feel like an extended tutorial, but that is pretty standard with Zelda games. Anyone coming in fresh should note that until Dragon Roost Island is introduced, and sailing begins, it definitely takes some time to get moving.
When Wind Waker was originally released, it had a few drawbacks that players to this daystill can't get over. The biggest is the massive fetch quest at the end of the game that forces Link to find eight treasure charts throughout the world. Not only that, but he then had to pay Tingle (the charming side character in the game) 398 rupees to decipher each one. It took way too long, and actually prevented me from finishing the game initially. With Wind Waker HD this has been remedied. Five of the eight pieces are found without maps, which speed up the process substantially, and makes the endgame portion much more bearable.
The other drawback to the original was the sailing. While it starts out novel and fun, it quickly becomes tiresome due to the fact that Link has to play a magical tune on his Wind Waker to change the direction of the wind.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I got the digital version of this game originally, with the Wii U package. However, I noticed that the digital has some issues with framerate and tends to slow down whenever you... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Andrew S
No. I though that the game esa the golden version and it wasn'tPublished 18 days ago by Oscar Rueda
Gamer girl kid loves this, been playing this Zelda stuff since age 4 and well....she can tell you more about this series than most of her courses in her whole academic career. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Bonnie Murphy
I'll confess, the extra gold background looks so pretty.
The remake is well done, but there were a lot of tiny changes I was not expecting.
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