|The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD|
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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD is a HD remake of the Wii launch title for the Wii U. It is developed by Australian developer, Tantalus Interactive, who had previously ported Mass Effect 3 and Deus Ex: Human Revolution to Wii U. It also supports amiibo including a Wolf Link amiibo bundled with the game. The soundtrack is included in that bundle.
Changes from the Original
- Some Light Spirits have been removed.
- The game supports Miiverse stamps. Some chests have been replaced with Miiverse stamps
The game supports the following amiibo:
- Wolf Link
- Toon Link
Link and Toon Link refill the player's arrows. Zelda and Sheik refill the player's hearts. These can only be used once a day.
Ganondorf will cause the player to take double damage. It will turn the heart meter blue and the effect will stack with hero mode.
Wolf Link unlocks a special dungeon for Wolf Link called the Trial of the Beast. The player cannot transform in this dungeon and must fight the enemies as the Wolf form. The dungeon gets harder as the player progresses and some environmental hazards like lava can be introduced. Tapping the Wolf Link amiibo will create a save with the same number of hearts as the player did. The player can access this save from tapping the amiibo on the title screen. Completing this dungeon will give the player the Bottomless Wallet which has a cap of 9999 rupees.
The game was received rather mixed for a Legend of Zelda but, was still received well overall at a 85 on Metacritic. While critics did say it was a solid port, many said this version failed to fix many of Twilight Princess's flaws like the slow opening.