Link's Crossbow Training Wii

Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
Buy On
  1. 80
    It's great for family gaming and the competitive edge offered makes it attractive to core gamers. If only Nintendo had bothered to include global ranked high-score leaderboards.
  2. AceGamez
    80
    The most exciting aspect of Link's Crossbow Training is the price. For £20 you get the game and the Wii Zapper in a sleek white box. It's excellent value and helps you to overlook any shortcomings that the game might have.
  3. You can argue that Link’s Crossbow Training could’ve been fleshed out with additional levels and modes.
  4. Even if you feel you're more precise by simply holding the Wii-mote, you definitely have to give the Zapper a try and play until you're awesome at it. It's worth it and it brings the game to a whole new level!
  5. A short but challenging and surprisingly addictive score-based bash. It's great for the price, but proper multiplayer and online scoreboards would have made all the difference.
  6. So while Crossbow Training isn't a deep experience (it really needs online leader boards), it's addictive and justifies buying the Zapper.
  7. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    81
    If you plan on getting more Zapper games though, it's worth the plunge. [Jan 2008, p.72]
  8. The Wii Zapper is a decent peripheral, but it feels cheap. While I question some of the design choices, however, they're easy to get over. Link's Crossbow training is a great introduction into shooting games for those just now getting over Wii Sports.

Awards & Rankings

#25 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2007
#33 Most Shared Wii Game of 2007
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. Nov 13, 2011
    7
    Pretty cool arcade fun, although it's pretty short lived, the Zapper controller works and feels like a crossbow, and as for the presentation,Pretty cool arcade fun, although it's pretty short lived, the Zapper controller works and feels like a crossbow, and as for the presentation, it's pretty much on par with the basic parts of Twilight Princess. Full Review »
  2. May 19, 2011
    4
    This game is a bit of fun, but the controls aren't the greatest and it is way too short to ever amount to anything. It may have been a niceThis game is a bit of fun, but the controls aren't the greatest and it is way too short to ever amount to anything. It may have been a nice mini-game in Twilight Princess, but it just never amounts to anything truly worthwhile. Anyone looking at this title should just stick to Twilight Princess, but get that game on the Gamecube instead of the Wii - the controls are better. Full Review »
  3. Jul 27, 2016
    8
    The game is a very good spinoff and it is very reasonable to be on the Nintendo Wii. Sure still flawed cause the gameplay can be repetitiveThe game is a very good spinoff and it is very reasonable to be on the Nintendo Wii. Sure still flawed cause the gameplay can be repetitive still but the game is still enjoyable. Full Review »