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All Aboard for an Amazing New Adventure!

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks sets hero Link™ on a daring new adventure. The game provides players with a new story, more puzzles and even a new mode of transportation. In this game, Link voyages by train, which offers up new possibilities for problem-solving. The game has the same look and feel established in the hit Nintendo DS game The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass.


  • Link has a valuable new companion. While navigating dungeons, he's accompanied by a Phantom, a hulking suit of armor that responds to his commands. Players can tap the Phantom to take command of him, then draw a line on the touch screen to direct him where to go. The stout Phantom can walk through fire or lava, be used as a platform to carry Link above dangers, or even run interference to block Link from harm.
  • When Link conducts the train, players enjoy a satisfying combination of action and real-time puzzle solving as they determine which track to take and how to best manipulate their speed. When on the train, Link must plot the best route to the end of the line around ever-moving obstacles. While en route, Link might need to fire an onboard cannon at enemies who attack the train or sound the whistle to scare animals off the tracks.
  • Link uses a variety of new items and weapons, including the Whirlwind, which players activate by blowing into the microphone of the Nintendo DS or Nintendo DSi™ system.
  • As with The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, players can draw notes on the in-game maps using the stylus on the touch screen.

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Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Choo-choo-choose the original format

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DS Review

Europe PAL Version

Posted by James Newton

On the right track or running out of steam?

Link's last outing, 2007's Phantom Hourglass, was a piece of portable paradise, showcasing all the DS's features with some wildly imaginative puzzles and unforgettable moments, and still remains one of the console's best titles. The Legend of Zelda:...

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User Comments (34)



KnucklesSonic8 said:

My biggest question is how they plan to incorporate Wi-fi this time. I'm a huge fan of the online play they added in PH. I still play it. It's just that much fun.



NintendoFreak said:

its basically phantom hourglass, but a train is used for transport, not boat, its a great improvement though, oh and KnucklesSonic8, they said that theyre not gonna focus on wi-fi that much...



Dynetheous said:

I loved Phantom Hour glass but I thought that the dungeons were too easy.The first dungeon I finished in 5 min. I hope this game is more challenging.



Chipmunk777 said:

lol choo choo train

But seriously, this looks quite good. I never played phantom hourglass.... I'm not sure why! I think my sister has it, maybe I will have to borrow it some time. But anyway, the dual-screen boss battle in the video looks epic.



Sylverstone said:

Well, I'm glad I picked up Phantom Hourglass: so that I could beat it and get a good feel of what's expected from Spirit Tracks.

This is gonna be awesome!



g-silent007 said:

As long as this game doesn't have a main dungeon that you have to go to constantly I am in. Well actually I'll probably get it anyway



Zelda42 said:

Twilight princess can't be beat. But this would go in second. Phantom hourglass was okay... I like the Zelda games with good graphics, that is the best part. I need more Zelda.



marisse_redblossom said:

I bought mine on April 18, so I've been playing it for over a month now. I bought Nintendo DSi XL on Mother's Day. The view when riding the train is perfect for the big and bright of DSi XL! I'm glad I already have my DSi XL at this time I'm playing Spirit Tracks



triforceofcourage said:

phantom hourglass was better.
still amazing game though i love it, but for some reason i beat it like twice as fast as PH... less sidequests in ST
i like console zeldas better even though as long as its zelda it will be fun

technicaly she doesnt die. her spirit is sucked from her body
sob sob



Gemslime said:

the train ruined this game for me, it was too slow and took up like 40% of the game just watching a train and occasionally tapping a bad guy to kill him. other then that, the actual levels were good if a bit short.



grumblegrumble said:

I am playing this again for the 3rd time through. Just started tonight. Wonderful, wonderful game that we must not forget. Looking forward to the new Zelda 3DS title in the works! @SkywardLink98 Yes, the spirit flute can be quite tough. The microphone on my 3DS (and others, I hear) doesn't pick up your breath as easily as my older DSi and DS did. This is still one of my favorite DS games, though.



chickenmaddy said:

This game blew me away. Wow. The over world music was very catching and had me humming the tune all day long. Would LOVE to see Zelda with a big role like this in future Zelda games!



solomani said:

Can the single-player game be played in co-op? Looking for something I can play with my son (8y) on a long plane trip.

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