The first day of February marked just 100 days until the release of Tears of the Kingdom, and that means it's time to start training up. While we have no way of measuring the strength of your trigger fingers or how fast your reaction times are, we can test your brain — and in particular, how well you know Breath of the Wild.
These questions are engineered to test not only your knowledge of the incredible open-world Zelda game, but also to test your understanding of where it fits in the canon. Be warned — these aren't the kind of questions you can answer with 150 hours in the game. These are hard.
Prove your worth, hero!
Lol, I got 3 right even though I forgot the master cycle because I counted the remote bombs as two separate
I got 11 out of 16, I'd say I did pretty good
9/16. Better than half, could have been worse.
Score of 12 for me. The fake shrine names tripped me up, and I didn't remember Hestu's special interactions heh.
Not attempting and purposely not playing BOTW at the moment. The more I forget, the better. I want things to feel new again in TOTK.
Only 7. A disgrace.
Fun quiz, just makes wanna play it again, or even better, play Tears of the Kingdom
Right now I'm so torn between playing Botw again and waiting till May
First question is lame, cause I was considering the CDI games.
I got 11. I think 6 to 11 is a wild range for "you did ok", ranging from 37% to 69%.
I got 5 from 16 I need to play more.
14/16, arbitrary filler text.
My disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined.
Still exited for this game though, and I now know some pretty neat stuff.
Oof I got 10. I knew I was doomed when I got to the shrine name question (but hey I recognized about half of the references) 😆
Mugs are for drinks. It's normal to put soup in a mug. Thus, soup is a drink. I will take no counterarguments.
Soup is a drink.
@Chunkboi79 Hehe, absolutely! Just because Nintendo refuses to recognise the CD-i games doesn't make them any less part of gaming history and culture, especially gaming internet culture, which is hugely important to me and many other Zelda fans.
...Well... Guess I'm not ready. Pre order canceled.
The first question is right and wrong, because there was actually two types of bombs in this game. There was the round one and the square ones.
I'd argue soup could be considered a drink the way Link slurps it down. And even though I got the timeline question right, the timeline doesn't matter at all.
I remember that you wake up after 100 year nap. There are some heroes called champions... not sure what they did but it was probably important. Princess Zelda maybe did some stuff too? Then you beat Ganon and Hyrule is saved... probably.
This is the sum total of my memory of BotW.
BRING ON THE SEQUEL!
11/16. Not bad. Some are just ''you must have a really good memory or be good at guessing''. Like who remembers the shrine names? There's 120(+) of them. I also never ran around nude in the game either (unless the game forced me to), so I never saw Hestu react to that.
I'll concede to the others I got wrong though.
10 out of 16. I don't know why I did it, I was getting horrible flashbacks to doing the written test for my driver's license.
I just want Doritos now.
@EarthboundBenjy well said brother, just cause Nintendo wants us to forget about them doesn't mean they aren't magically zelda games anymore.
I did "okay". I didn't see the exact number, because I had to sign in and point something out.
In the "Pokemon HM" question, it's asked which HM does Link not have. While the HM Waterfall is correct, and while using the ice blocks is technically correct, there was no mention of Zora's Armor, which will literally give Link the ability to swim up waterfalls.
Paragliding isn't flying.
6 / 16. oof
BotW was my first Zelda game since Ocarina (as far back as when it was released). It gave me that sense of wonder like I was playing Zelda for the first time. I think I'll be perfectly fine stepping into TotK having forgotten so many details of BotW. If only I could give myself amnesia.
14 out of 16. I love this game too much.
I'm ready to watch someone stream the game. Because chances are good the weapon breaking mechanic will still be here and I'll hate the game by default and won't bother playing it myself.
My results tell me I need to go back to BOTW for a refresher 😅 (7/16)
Can't believe I got question no. 7 right though! Obviously all skill and not luck!
I got a perfect 16, but the last question threw me. Was it ever confirmed that BotW took place after Spirit Tracks specifically? The last I heard, it was just nebulously at the end of the timeline as we currently know it, but it wasn't clear which of the known branches (if any) that referred to.
6/16, I can't believe I played Botw more than 500 hours 😂
I remember falling asleep while playing BotW - that usually NEVER happens to me while gaming lmao.
The game really was that boring.
13/16 not to bad!
The answer is Full voice acting.
4 out of 16. Yep that is what I expected only playing it once.
I know right. Very very few Nintendo games actually have "full" voice acting. Fire Emblem Three Houses is one of the few games I can think of that has full voice acting for every single line of every single character. Not even Three Hopes or Engage does what Three Houses did.
So yeah. I also definitely disagree with the idea that you could call BotW's voice acting "Full voice acting".
I would change the first question to have just “Voice acting” as an answer, instead of “Full voice acting”. I might be wrong, but to me, “Full voice acting” means that all character dialogs are voice acted, which BOTW does not have (thankfully!), and I got the first question wrong because of this confusion
I too have been purposefully un-zeldaing my mind in preparation for BOTW2. And that includes all the BOTW-a-likes that have popped up over the last few years. The way things are going, we could almost start calling the release of a new Zelda game a once-in-a-decade event; the last thing I want is for it to feel like just more of the same.
Enjoyed this little quiz though!
Just got 6 right, which is failing, but the fact that I don’t know that much about Zelda makes it not THAT bad for me. Didn’t even know about the bridge glitch. I’m glad I knew the Rito lay eggs or else I’d feel pretty dumb!
I got it at release and spent days, weeks, perhaps even months playing it (not in total hours)... Not learning for an exam this many years later. I'm ready anyway, and you can't tell me I'm not.
@Anachronism Agreed. I prefer to take my beet borscht in a mug.
I got 12 having rage-quit twice (so really only 10). I'd not scrolled down and assumed the shrines question only had 4 answers so had to guess one I didn't think was right and still think the first one is BS as the voice acting is anything but full. Good quiz overall though and I feel the right balance of shame and pride after. Defo more shame than pride though
@inenai (insert Link surprised face, audio cue "huh", text window "FULL VOICE ACTING?")
I got 5 because I haven’t even played the game lol
"Although fairies exist in Breath of the Wild, Link does not need a bottle to contain them, preferring to keep them loose in his bag and then pulp them into potion instead." Not correct, Link doesn't cook fairies in BoTW, they fly around the dish and help you then fly away at the end.
8 of 16 🙁
I was thrown by the music one because the Zelda 1 Final Dungeon music chords do play in Eldin region, but not the normal Dungeon theme . In addition the main Zelda 1 Overworld theme also plays while riding a horse long enough.
I had no idea about Hestu preferring Link naked. I also couldn’t recall any large eggs in Rito town, and I would not have remembered the one chick mentioning them.
5/16. It's amazing how much lore is packed into this game. I got tripped up on the music question. Part of the Death Mountain dungeon music in the first Zelda is arranged into the Death Mountain music in BOTW, so I purposely didn't pick that one. Guess that doesn't count.
14/16 lets goooooooo
Well I’m going to have to replay BOTW again. I didn’t remember most of these questions. I gave up halfway through as I only had two right at that moment lol.
10/16. Not too shabby not too shabby at all.
@KateGray: Hey uhh....the first question is wrong. Four Swords Adventures had full voice acting in the Japanese version.
There was an exclusive minigame called Tetra Trackers where Tetra was fully voiced.
@KateGray: Also, the final question about the timeline placement is more of just a guess rather than a definite answer. 🤣
In fact, I'd argue it's way more likely after Twilight Princess. Arbiters Grounds exists in BotW, Ganondorf's corpse in TotK is sealed in his chest where he was impaled in TP.
Oof 6/16 for me
HOLY *****, I HAD NO IDEA HUMANS LAID EGGS!!
Why did my biology teachers all lie to me? I mean there is NO OTHER explanation for the all egg based idioms in our language. When my Mom used to say "Last one in is a rotten egg" that was because SHE LAID EGGS. Wow, mind blown.
Haha, I mean, I get it, your pushed for content. I've been there. But really, this is more proof they DON'T lay eggs, because the indium that you are a FIGRATIVE unhatched egg is unlikely to be part of a language from people who were once LITERALLY unhatched eggs.
13/16 pretty ok. The nudity dance caught me of-guard for sure. The shrine name and 'not song' I needed to guess and failed.
I think we're all in that boat. The struggle is real.
Lol great quid indeed! I had a lot of fun with some XD
5/16 and I'm proud of that! Did beat the game once ages ago, but no DLC.
Uhm, Botw didn't have full voice acting, only in selected scenes? Wouldn't full voice acting mean that every single line of dialogue was voiced?
I am still confused over whether this game is going to acknowledge the changes made to the timeline in 'Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity' and have Daruk, Mipha, Revali, and Urbosa still alive because if it does Hyrule is going to look very different than it did in 'Breath of the Wild.'
I’m so proud (no)
@ketrac and @everyone else asking about "full voice acting": BotW has full voice acting, meaning that entire lines of dialogue are spoken instead of being merely text with grunts. It's kind of confusing, but think of it like this:
BotW has full voice acting, but is not a fully voiced game at all times.
Question 6 with the Master Sword isn't quite right, because the upgraded Master Sword won't have double damage, but also 60 near malice etc.
That last one isn't really right. While we know that BOTW takes place at the end of the timeline, we don't know WHICH timeline it takes place in.
While the ruined Hyrule suggests the Downfall Timeline, one of Link's memories makes obvious references to Twilight Princess, which takes place in the Child Timeline.
Spirit Tracks, on the other hand, takes place at the end of the Adult Timeline, being a sequel to Phantom Hourglass, which is itself a sequel to The Wind Waker.
Plus, in the Adult Timeline, there are no more Zora, as they evolved into the Rito (which makes no sense, as water is their domain, and Hyrule was flooded). Yet in BOTW, both are extant.
There is only one possible explanation for all of these references to all three timelines, and that is that the timelines merged back together somehow.
My theory is that 10,000 years ago, Ganon found a way to cross timestreams, merged with his alternate selves and became Calamity Ganon, causing the very fabric of reality to unravel.
Link had to merge with his other selves and seal away Calamity Ganon and merge the timelines together to keep reality from completely unraveling.
@Debbiee I think I read somewhere that the events of that game caused an alternate reality. So the events of BOTW still happened, but in a separate timeline from Age of Calamity.
Ergo, Hyrule was destroyed in the BOTW Timeline, but saved in the AOC Timeline. Both shared common origins, but split from each other when Terrako went back in time to change the past, becoming parallel timelines.
I wish Doritos layed eggs....
The last question is wrong. BoTW doesn’t have a clear timeline placement. It could be in any of them.
Woohoo 9 out of 16! That’s better than I expected, having not played BOTW for like 4 years 😅
@AstroTheGamosian Ohh okay. Thanks for explaining that to me. I really liked 'Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity' and wouldn't mind if they made a sequel to it too. One thing I actually liked more in 'Age of Calamity' than 'Breath of the Wild' was battling monsters like Lynels and found it to be much easier and more fun.
13 points. Haven't touched BOTW for a long time, and probably won't, considering Tears of the Kingdom is already so close.
@Debbiee Admittedly, I only played a little bit of it. I never finished the game. I know I should, but I don't have much time for gaming anymore, and the one game I only really have time to play is Genshin Impact (mostly just taking care of the daily quests, especially for the Battle Pass).
11/16, got tricked by the Rune question, didn't know about the Bridge of Hylia glitch (almost guessed it right), got wrong Hestu's (forgot that made him do all of that), the iconic Zelda item (misclicked), the dye one (never bothered dyeing clothes).
I'd say the only genuinely unfair question was the first one so overall great quiz as always (loved the wrong answers for Shrine questions)!
I only got 7. Meh. And here I used to think I was kind of knowledgeable on Zelda things.
I just didn't bother after the first question was so plainly wrong.
That wasn’t flying, it was falling with style.
Doesn't flying include the action of lifting? Paragliding isn't flying.
i got a perfect score, i ready for Tears of the Kingdom, the game is better be worth the wait.
@Dinglehopper Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild have elements/references to all timelines, the game could take place in any of the know timelines,but Nintendo made it placement on the timeline vague to have us fans of the franchise speculate where the game could be set.
The answer to the last question wasn’t fair or categorically true. It could be argued that Breath of the Wild takes place at the end of any of the timelines, but after Spirit Tracks is the hardest to reconcile, considering that Hyrule as we know it ceased to exist after Wind Waker, meaning all the familiar landmarks in BOTW rule out this being the “New Hyrule” founded in Spirit Tracks. And notably, when Zelda is praying over the Master Sword, she references it having been “bathed in the embers of twilight,” which has always led me to believe this takes place well into the future after Twilight Princess, not Wind Waker.
The actual truth of the matter is that Nintendo doesn’t care about the timeline and is leaving it open to interpretation, but the interpretation this quiz chose as the “correct answer” is categorically the wrong one, no matter how you slice it.
13/16, only missed shrine name, music, and drink/soup xD so pretty good!
11/16. Not gonna lie, I would've thought that elixirs counted as drinks.
Also, pretty proud of myself for getting the shrine question right.
9/16. Coulda done better, but #15 is a scam. Link can dive underwater, he just resurfaces after. (when he jumps from a high point into water)
That last question is infamously wrong and is clearly projecting a confirmation bias on account of the author. The developers have stated multiple times that Breath of the Wild's placement on the timeline merely takes place at the end and that its up to interpretation. Also fun fact, the Japanese text of Breath of the Wild actually does not state that Rito lays eggs.
I picked the Star Wars reference for the Shrine Name and realized it a split second too late hahaha. That was definitely the hardest question
Okay no, absolutely not. You don't get to just definitely declare BotW's timeline placement. It DEFINITELY isn't in the adult timeline, not after Spirit Tracks, not after anything in that timeline. BotW has too many features of the original Hyrule. I can see it being after Twilight Princess, though obviously not "right after" it, or I could see Nintendo pulling some kind of shenanigans to unite the timelines and it comes at the end, but terming that as being "after Spirit Tracks" just shows an ignorance of Zelda lore.
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