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GF Rating
7.6

2041 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Very fun!

posted by Lawruh (KERNERSVILLE, NC) Dec 14, 2010

Member since Dec 2010

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

As is to be expected from a Zelda game, Spirit Tracks provides fun puzzles and challenging temples. Some "mini games" or "sidequests" can prove frustrating to try and complete but all are doable. The main quest is long enough and fits the same structure as most other Zelda games. I spent time trying to get every heart container and rabbit and piece of treasure I could, etcetc and I put a good amount of hours into the game (at least 20-30) which is great for a handheld game.

I definately recommend Spirit Tracks for those that want a full-length Zelda adventure in a handheld console. Very fun game!

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GF Rating
7

Good

Pretty good

posted by MetalMario (PITTSFIELD, NH) Nov 8, 2010

Member since Apr 2010

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Nintendo kept what worked with "Phantom Hourglass", but improved upon it in just about every conceivable way. The rolling attack is much easier to execute, and some of the new items (like the Whip and the Sand Wand) are pretty cool. Best of all, Nintendo doesn't force another Temple of the Ocean King upon us; there is one, large, central dungeon that you have to keep revisiting throughout the game, but you don't have to slog through the same rooms and the same puzzles each time. You can just go right on ahead to the next level. Also, Princess Zelda is absolutely adorable. Driving the train around is fun for the most part, though it can get tedious late in the game. And the final leg of the quest can be a little annoying, thanks to a long and complicated dungeon that seems to go on forever, and a couple of irritating boss battles.

Overall, if you're a fan of Zelda in general and "Phantom Hourglass" in particular, you should definitely check this game out.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Ahhh... A New Zelda Has Arrived...

posted by johnson25 (SCOTTSDALE, AZ) Jan 27, 2010

Member since Aug 2009

8 out of 9 gamers (89%) found this review helpful

Zelda and the spirit tracks is the 2nd released Zelda for the DS, although it was a great game, I personally thought it lacked originality, as it was pretty much Phantom Hourglass, except instead of a boat you control, it's a train with even less mobility.

Now that doesn't mean the game is bad, I still enjoyed myself playing this game, but only two things pulled me away from it... which was climbing the tower to collect the map peices. In this miserable part of the game you must sneak past phantoms (who will strike you and make you start at the beggining), with certain areas being "safe zones" where they can't see you, while also solving puzzles along the way. An addition to that you then have to control zelda who possesses one of them, who you then have to control yourself too, what a pain! I would have probably given this game a 8 or 9 if it wasn't for this stupid part, which is exactly the same as Phantom Hourglass except they took away that misserable time limit (thank god!). The other thing is the annoying ghotst trains (or what ever they're called) that just blow up your train if you just touch them... Meh!

The dungeons were the key part of this game, as with all zelda games. Although I thought they were a little to easy, with the hardest one only taking me about 10 minutes to figure out. But if you don't like a really hard puzzle then you will be happy with how it is set up. But beside that they were still well set up with fun new items, and some sweet bosses!

As for the controls I thought they were set up about as good as they could be on the DS, but i just wish you could somehow have more mobility with the train.

This game is a must rent for zelda fans, but if you are contimplating on having this be your first one, try out twilight princess first, or Ocarina of time. Hopefully on their next zelda ds release they will take away the stupid phantom parts..

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