Link's Crossbow Training contains three basic game styles: target
shooting, defender and ranger. There are 27 stages in total, and these
categories represent only generally how each individual stage operates.
Each stage's goal is to earn the highest score possible within the time
limit. All rounds can be played with multiple players: Players pass the
Wii Zapper around and then play one at a time and compete for the high
Target Shooting: In target-shooting rounds, players shoot
bull's-eyes as they pop up on the screen. In early stages, targets are
stationary. As the game difficulty increases in later levels, the
targets move. Hitting the center of the bull's-eye nets more points, and
hitting targets in succession without missing earns combo multipliers.
Link can aim anywhere on the screen.
Defender: In defender rounds, players remain stationary but can
look and aim in all directions – sometimes even in a full 360 degrees –
by aiming off screen. Hordes of enemies assault Link, and he must fight
them off. These battles have a great deal of variety, from fighting off
skeletons in a desert to defending a wagon from boar-riding Bokoblins.
Ranger: In ranger rounds, players can move throughout the level
using the control stick and aim anywhere they want by aiming the Wii
Zapper wherever they want to look. In these missions, Link storms enemy
encampments, fights his way through a forest and seeks out his foes
while exploring the environments.
The Wii Zapper requires the Wii Remote and Nunchuk, housing both in a
comfortable and intuitive frame. The control stick on the Nunchuk
controls player movement (on stages that allow player movement), while
simply aiming the Wii Zapper moves the targeting reticule on the screen.
Pulling the trigger fires Link's crossbow. By aiming off screen, players
can turn Link to face in a new direction (again, on stages that allow
Anyone can pick up the Wii Zapper and become a master marksman in the
quick-play shooting galleries of Link's Crossbow Training. Dozens of
fast-paced stages offer a wide variety of game play, from shooting
stationary targets to defending a supply wagon from onrushing hordes of
enemies. Multiplayer modes let players and their friends share a Wii
Zapper to shoot for the high score.
Link's Crossbow Training comes bundled with the Wii Zapper. After a few
rounds of Link's Crossbow Training, players will be more than ready to
pick up any of the future Wii Zapper titles, like Medal of Honor Heroes
2, Ghost Squad and Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles.