Azurephile gives this an astounding "Must Play" on the Ghost Scale
This achieves something special, and it would be a shame to miss it.
Azurephile gives this a "Must Play" on the Ghost Scale
This achieves something special, and it would be a shame to miss it.

  • HD Upgrade

  • Recommended +1 but not as physically fun as using a Wii-mote

  • amiibo functionality

  • Upgrade Wolf Link in Breath of the Wild by using that amiibo on this game
I was really excited about the Wii when I first found out about it. So, I was one of the many people who got it during a midnight release at GameStop. Twilight Princess was the first game I bought for it. I really loved it, too. I liked the motion controls, swinging to swing a sword, etc. My only disappointment with the game was that it didn’t look very great. However, the game got an HD upgrade is now available on the Wii U.

I decided to buy Twilight Princess HD for the Wii U, even though I still have my original Wii copy. I gave it to my son as a birthday present, along with other games. The cool thing about it is that it came with a Wolf Link amiibo, which I’m really glad to have because you can use it in Breath of the Wild, which is why I’m playing this game now.

I got Breath of the Wild for the Wii U, because while the Switch looks impressive, there aren’t any games that I’m particularly interested in, other than BotW. So, I decided to save some money and buy the Wii U version, instead of the Switch and I’m glad I did. The Switch version of BotW seems to have more issues than the Wii U version, which surprises me. I thought for sure it’d be a better game on the Switch because of the new hardware.

I’ve let my son play BotW for a while, while I played other games on my PC, but I recently decided to check it out. I played it a little bit, then found out that you can increase Wolf Link’s maximum amount of hearts by working on Twilight Princess HD. There’s a special cave for you to access with the amiibo in the game and it can store your info on the amiibo. So, now I’m working on Twilight Princess, so I can have a better Wolf Link as a companion.

Controls: I think this game needed an HD upgrade and I’m glad it got it. But, this version of the game isn’t as physically fun as the original. You can use the Wii U Gamepad or the Gamepad Controller to play the game. You can play it on the Gamepad or the TV. Since you can’t use a Wii-mote, the motion controls are a bit watered down. You can move the Gamepad to look around or aim, but that’s about as far as the motion controls go. Since I actually enjoyed the Wii-mote motion controls, this is disappointing to me, but the game still plays well without it.

I’ve noticed that other Zelda amiibos work with the game, too, which makes me want to get more of them. I have Wolf Link and Smash Bros. Link, but now I want to get Ganondorf and Zelda.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 05/09/2017 at 04:37am

Did you complete Twilight Princess on the Wii? I played it around the time you bought it but never completed it and sort of bailed around the water temple. I have a plan to come back and play it at some point though but it might be on some Switch re-release as I don't really play the Wii much these days.

Azurephile   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 05/09/2017 at 06:01am

Yes, I completed it once or twice. I'm past the water temple now. Vinny started playing it more, too, when he saw me playing it.

I've also noticed that the map has oddly been a bit reversed, or at least in some areas. When looking for Poes, I looked up the guide on the web. In one location, two were on the western side of the desert, but on the Wii U version that spot is on the eastern side. There was also one on the western side of the bridge to Castle Town, but on the Wii U version it's on the eastern side. I'm not sure why they changed the map.

I've also noticed that I've collected some stamps. I don't remember them being in the original game.

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