Parents' Guide to

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Daring adventure with inventive puzzles, trains, heroism.

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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 18+

Nice game for entertainment

I played this game not for a long while i can share my opinion with you regarding to this game because i played two series of this game. This is very interesting game. I enjoyed the Link and Zelda in all over the game story. I like the performance of Link over the course of the game as well there is an amazing Legend of zelda sword hold by the Link in this game. I bought the replica Legend of Zelda sword to hang out in my room.
age 7+

Great adventure game with positive message.

Very mild swashbuckling violence, certainly nothing to concern anyone about exposing their child to. I found it also encouraged my boy to read more (due to the following of the story being essential to progressing in the game) I've rated it 7+ purely because a younger gamer may struggle to complete many of the puzzles without help.

This title has:

Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7):
Kids say (32):

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks is a great game for kids who like long adventures filled with challenging puzzles. The story is quite engaging, filled with fascinating characters and intriguing myths. The dungeon puzzles can be quite inventive because many can only be solved by drawing out a path for Zelda to take while you control Link. Other puzzles involve the driving of a train across intertwining tracks where other trains are also present.

Defeating a wide range of fantasy creatures (with no blood) is usually pretty easy except when facing the larger bosses. Your arsenal is constantly evolving as you add more weapons including a sword and shield, a whirlwind (which you activate by blowing into the microphone), a whip, and a boomerang. The game incorporates many other interactive elements including having you play a pan flute by blowing into the DS microphone. Newbies to this series, and die-hard fans will both enjoy helping Link and Zelda save the kingdom.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release date: December 7, 2009
  • Genre: Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Mild Fantasy Violence
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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