Breath of the Wild tips and tricks

Mini games

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Thank you for helping find the adventure's "minigames", to relax between two shrines or to get mad ^^

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Snowling

Game Snowling in Breath of the WildLocation: Pondo's Lodge, northeast of Hebra Tower
Opens as soon as / opening hours: 24h/24
Fee: 20 rupees
Goal: Make the 10 "pins" fall with the snowball in two throws at most

Prizes:
In case of a strike: a Blizzard Rod / the following times or if your pouch is full: a golden rupee
Consolation prize:
If case of a spare: a silver rupee
9 pins down: 50 rupees
7-8 pins down: 20 rupees

Remarks: With a bit of experience, it's a very good way to make plenty of money!
Tips: There are certainly many good starting positions. A good one is to stand between the wooden statue on the right and the rock that sticks out of the snow in the middle of the track (right on the right of the "path"), to make a few steps forward, to aim at the bump on the "second level" (a bit below the start) and the centre of the pins, then to place the snowball down.

Deer Hunting

Location: A farm between Hateno Village and Hateno's Ancient Tech Lab
Opens as soon as / opening hours: 24h/24
Fee: free
Goal: Hunt as many deers as you can in one minute

Prize: An amount of rupees proportional to your score (f.ex. 5 deers or less = 5 rupees)
Consolation prize: xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Remarks: Make sure you bring enough arrows.
Tips: To hit the deers more easily, don't hesitate to jump from the top of the cliff for the "bullet time" effect.

Foot Race

Game Foot Race in Breath of the WildLocation: North of Mount Rhoam, at the Footrace Check-In
Opens as soon as / opening hours: 24h/24
Fee: 20 rupees
Goal: Reach the flag at the top of the hill before Konba does.

Prize: 50 rupees
Consolation prize: None

Remark: Beware of the enemies, the falling rocks and others explosions along the way!
Tip: You just have to follow the path, nothing complicated. Indeed, the bigger your stamina container, the easier the game.

Bird-Man Research

Game Bird-Man Research in Breath of the WildLocation: At the top of the Central Tower
Opens as soon as / opening hours: 24h/24
Fee: 20 rupees
Goal: Glide with the Paraglider as far (and as long) as you can.

Prize: 100 rupees for a score of 800 meters or further
Consolation prize: 50 rupees for a score between 500 and 599 meters ???????. An ingredient ??????????

Remarks: You have to have at least two full stamina containers + 2 small portions. Be careful, if you turn around, the counter decreases!
Tips:
- The most efficient way is to aim at Hyrule Castle, to take the path the most at the bottom of the cliff between the castle and you so you don't land on it.
- Use Revali's Gale before you take off to optimize your flight and get some more meters. Try to take advantage of the wind to fly in the same direction.

Boom Bam Golf

Game Boom Bam Golf in Breath of the WildLocation: At the bottom of Tanagar Canyon, under the Tabantha Great Bridge
Opens as soon as / opening hours: 24h/24
Fee: 20 rupees
Goal: Send a giant golf ball into a hole on the other side of the track by using Stasis and a hammer at your disposal

Prize: A silver rupee if the track is completed in 3 hits
Consolation prize: 20 rupees if you need 4 to 10 hits

Remark: Use the Stasis Rune and the Iron Sledgehammers next to the Goron
Tips: Perform the two first hits at full power. (Don't hesitate to save before the game starts to reload as much as you want.)

Horse Race

Horse Race in Breath of the WildLocation: West of Faron Woods, at the Highland Stable
Opens as soon as / opening hours: 24h/24
Fee: 20 rupees
Goal: Cross 10 obstacles along the track before going back to the stable under 1m30 then 1m15.

Prizes: Extravagant Saddle and Extravagant Bridle. Then, an Endura Carrot if the track is completed under 1m30 and a silver rupee if under 1m15.
Consolation prize: Some Swift Carrots from what score on ???

Remark: You can cross all the obstacles under the required time without having to gallop!
Tips: Take a horse with some good stats and with maximal affection. Get right in front of each obstacle and most of all don't gallop while taking the bends.

Mounted Archery

Mounted Archery in Breath of the WildLocation: South of Parache Plains (Lake Hylia), at the Mounted Archery Camp
Opens as soon as / opening hours: 24h/24
Fee: 20 rupees
Goal: Destroy 20 balloons along the track in less than one minute.

Prizes: Knight's Bridle and Knight's Saddle. Then, 10 Bomb Arrows
Consolation prize: 15 Wooden Arrows if 12 to 19 targets are hit

Remark: In the middle and at the end of the track, there are several targets next to each other (2 in the middle and a group of 5 at the end). To save some time, just hit a target with a Bomb Arrow!
Tips: Like at the Horse Race, the horse you choose is important. The bow you choose can also change things. Keep in mind to gallop from time to time, otherwise you won't have enough time to finish the track.

Shield Surfing

Game Shield Surfing in Breath of the WildLocation: Northwest of Hebra East Summit, at Selmie's Spot
Opens as soon as / opening hours: 24h/24
Fee: 20 rupees
Goal: Surf on a shield and go down the snowy tracks as fast as you can

Prizes: Basic Course: 20 rupees once the Advanced Course is unlocked // Advanced Course: Royal Shield (or Knight's if you already have one) if under 2 minutes, then 50 rupees
Consolation prize: Advanced Course: Soldier's Shield

Remarks:
- To snowboard on your shield you have to "protect", jump, then press "A". Be careful, it uses the shield!
- There are two courses: "Basic" and "Advanced". Once you've finished the Basic Course, answer "Shrug" to Selmie to unlock the Advanced Course.
Tip: During the Advanced Course, after the rocky arch, use Revali's Gale to go down what remains of the track faster.

Gambling

Gambling in Breath of the WildLocation: Lurelin Village, in the house to the north
Opens as soon as / opening hours:
Fee: What you want between 10, 50 or 100 rupees
Goal: It's a game of chance where you have to choose a chest between three after betting more or less rupees

Prize: 300 rupees at most (if you bet 100 rupees)
Consolation prize: what the chest contains

Remarks: On the three available chests, there is only one containing more than what you bet.
Tips: xxxxxxxxxxxxx.

Paraglider Course

Game Paraglider Course in Breath of the WildLocation: On Eventide Island, near the shrine
Opens as soon as / opening hours: As soon as the Eventide Island shrine is completed, 24h/24
Fee: 20 rupees
Goal: Go through as many rings as you can while flying

Prize: 100 rupees if you go through 30 rings or more
Consolation prize: 50 rupees for a score between 25 and 29 rings, and 20 rupees for a score between 20 and 24 rings

Remark: There's no time limit, apart from your stamina container's capacity.
Tips: There's no time limit so take some time to check the track. Start with the right track, a rising current allows you to reach the left one.

Super Gut Check Challenge

Game Super Gut Check Challenge in Breath of the WildLocation: North of Death Mountain, at the Gut Check Rock
Opens as soon as / opening hours: Once you've completed the "The Gut Check Challenge" quest, 24h/24
Fee: 100 rupees
Goal: Climb a cliff while picking at least 300 rupees along the way in less than 3 minutes

Prizes: The picked rupees + an Endura Shroom
Consolation prize: None

Remarks: A huge stamina gauge, some energizing/enduring meals and the upgraded Climber Armor are very useful!
Tips: There are several silver and golden rupees along the way. A simple track is to follow the green rupees, sideways towards the left as soon as you start, leading to a golden rupee.

Blue Flame

Game Blue Flame in Breath of the WildLocation: East Akkala Stable, talk to Aya
Opens as soon as / opening hours: Once you've completed the "Robbie's Research" sidequest, 24h/24
Fee: 20 rupees
Goal: Light the lantern with a blue flame in less than 3 minutes, then under one minute, then under 20 seconds

Prizes: 50 rupees (under 3 minutes), 100 rupees (under a minute), 300 rupees (under 20 seconds)
Consolation prize: None

Remarks: Before you start the game, make sure you have a fast horse, a torch/tree branch in your pouch, that the lab's furnace or a closer lantern is lit, that it's not raining, and that the lantern next to Aya is not lit (to put it out, place a blue Chuchu Jelly next to it and blow it up with an arrow)
Tips: Before anything, light the lantern located right north of the stable, in order to save a lot of time! Because after that you only have to light your torch/branch at this lantern and to come back. Use a level three Hasty meal or elixir for the last part. And don't forget that you mustn't dash while holding the torch.

Flight Range Trial

Game Flight Range Trial in Breath of the WildLocation: Flight Range
Opens as soon as / opening hours: Once you've calmed Vah Medoh down and taken the Great Eagle Bow next to the chief, talk to Tulin at Rito Village. 24h/24
Fee: free
Goal: Shoot at as many targets as you can while flying in less than 30 seconds

Prize: A golden rupee if all of the 20 targets have been hit
Consolation prize: 5 to 9 targets: 20 rupees / 10 to 14 targets: 50 rupees / 15 to 19 targets: 100 rupees

Remarks: There are targets all around the central pillar and down the cliffs. When your stamina container is empty by aiming so much, take out your Paraglider to get it all back.
Tips: Take advantage of the "bullet time" effect when you're aiming to locate as many targets as you can. The bigger your stamina container, the easier the game.

Ice Delivery

Game Ice Delivery in Breath of the WildLocation: Northern Icehouse (north of Gerudo Town)
Opens as soon as / opening hours: Once you've completed the "The Perfect Drink" quest, during the day
Fee: 50 rupees
Goal: Bring the ice block at the bottom of the Gerudo ruins

Prize: 300 rupees if you're quick enough (under 2 minutes ??????????????????)
Consolation prize: 50 rupees if you reach the goal

Remark: The faster you are and the bigger the ice block is, the more rupees you'll earn.
Tips: Go round the ruins thanks to your Sand Boots to avoid the enemies. Or you can clear the place a bit before you start.

Sand-Seal Racing

Game Sand-Seal Racing in Breath of the WildLocation: South of Gerudo Town, talk to Tali and Shabonne
Opens as soon as / opening hours: Once you've completed the "The Undefeated Champ" quest, 24h/24
Fee: 100 rupees
Goal: Reach the goal with a sand seal in less than 1m30

Prize: 300 rupees if you beat your best time
Consolation prize: xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Remarks: A seal is lended to you if you don't have one. Beware of the obstacles and the enemies along the track!
Tips: Speed up at regular intervals but don't hesitate to slow down in the tight turns.


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