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Zelda Skyward Sword HD - List of Mini Games
This is a list of all Mini Games in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn what minigames you can play, as well as how to unlock them!

List of Mini Games

Minigame How to Unlock Location
Skydiving Roulette Complete the Missing Party Wheel side quest Fun Fun Island
Clean Cut Challenge Available as soon as you find it in Bamboo Island Bamboo Island
Bug Heaven Defeat Bilocyte Bug Rock
Pumpkin Pull Complete Fledge's side quest Outside the Sparring Hall in Skyloft
Rickety Coaster Complete the Sandship Shipyard
Thrill Digger Available as soon as you find it in Eldin Volcano Eldin Volcano
Boss Rush Heal the Thunder Dragon with the Life Tree Fruit Lanayru Gorge

Minigame Guides

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Skydiving Roulette Clean Cut Challenge Bug Heaven
Pumpkin Pull Rickety Coaster Thrill Digger
Boss Rush

Skydiving Roulette

Location How to Play

Island southwest of Skyloft
Pass through Fortune Rings and land on the Rupee tile
Rupees Needed to Play
20 Rupees

Skydiving Roulette is a minigame that unlocks after finding Dodoh's missing party wheel. The goal of the minigame is to pass through all Fortune Rings and land on the pink and blue Rupee tile to get the most valuable reward.

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Skydiving Roulette Rewards

Tile Color Reward
Pink and Blue ・50 Rupees
・Piece of Heart and 500 Rupees (At x10 Multiplier)
Red 20 Rupees
Blue 5 Rupees
Green 1 Rupee
Brown 0 Rupees
Gray -10 Rupees

Skydiving Roulette Guide

Clean Cut Challenge (Bamboo Cutting Game)

Location How to Play

Island north of The Sky
Use your sword to cut the bamboo
Rupees Needed to Play
10 Rupees

Clean Cut Challenge is a minigame that you can play as soon as you land on Bamboo Island. You need to cut the bamboo multiple times to earn rewards based on the number of cuts you made.

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Clean Cut Challenge Rewards

Cuts Rewards
0-14 Cuts No Rewards
15-19 Cuts 30 Rupees
20-27 Cuts Monster Horn
Evil Crystal
28+ Cuts Goddess Plume
Golden Skull
Blue Bird Feather

Clean Cut Challenge Guide

Bug Heaven

Location How to Play

Southwestern island inside the Thunderhead
Catch all the bugs as fast as possible
Rupees Needed to Play
Bug Beginner: 20 Rupees
Bug Wrangler: 50 Rupees

Bug Heaven is a minigame that can be played after defeating Bilocyte. The main goal is to catch a predetermined number of bugs as fast as possible.

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There are two difficulty levels when playing Bug Heaven, each has its own set of rewards.

Bug Beginner Rewards

Time Rewards
Under 5 minutes 30 Rupees
Under 3 minutes 50 Rupees
Under 2 minutes Blessed Butterflies x5
Skyloft Mantis x5
Sky Stag Beetle x5
Deku Hornet x5

Bug Wrangler Rewards

Time Rewards
Under 5 minutes 80 Rupees
Under 3 minutes Lanayru Ant x5
Gerudo Dragonfly x5
Volcanic Ladybug x5
Woodland Rhino Beetle x5
Under 2 minutes Eldin Roller x5
Faron Grasshopper x5
Sand Cicada x5
Starry Firefly x5

Bug Heaven Guide

Pumpkin Pull

Location How to Play

Outside the Sparring Hall in Skyloft
Shoot at pumpkins to earn points
Rupees Needed to Play
20 Rupees

Pumpkin Pull is a minigame that unlocks after completing Fledge's side quest. The goal of the minigame is to shoot at the pumpkins to earn points.

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Pumpkin Pull Rewards

Points Rewards
0-140 No Reward
0-150 50 Rupees
400-590 Ancient Flower
Dusk Relic
Eldin Ore
600 or more Piece of Heart (First time only)
Goddess Plume
Blue Bird Feather
Golden Skull

Pumpkin Pull Guide

Rickety Coaster

Location How to Play

Shipyard
Complete the course as fast as possible
Rupees Needed to Play
20 Rupees

Rickety Coaster is a minigame that you can play after completing the Sandship. The main objective is to ride a minecart on a track as fast as possible.

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There are two tracks to choose from in Rickety Coaster, each has its own set of rewards.

Scary! Track Rewards

Time Reward
Less than 0:30 Silver Rupee (100 Rupees)
0:30-0:35 50 Rupees
0:35-0:40 20 Rupees
More than 0:40 or if Link falls off No reward

Heart Stopping! Track Rewards

Time Reward
Less than 1:05 Piece of Heart (First time reward)
Blue Bird Feather or Golden Skull
1:05-1:10 Evil Crystal or Monster Horn
1:10-1:15 20 Rupees
More than 1:15 or if Link falls off No reward

Rickety Coaster Guide

Thrill Digger

Location How to Play

Cave near a Bokoblin camp in Eldin Volcano
Dig up spots to earn Rupees and avoid bombs.
Rupees Needed to Play
Beginner: 30 Rupees
Intermediate: 50 Rupees
Expert: 70 Rupees

Thrill Digger is a minigame that can be found at Eldin Volcano. The minigame is similar to minesweeper, requiring you to guess which dig spot has a Rupee, Rupoor, or a bomb.

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Thrill Digger Rewards

The minigame rewards you with the number of Rupees you have dug up. If you have dug up all Rupees without uncovering a single bomb, you will receive a Goddess Plume, Blue Bird Feather, or a Golden Skull as an additional reward.

How to Solve Thrill Digger

Boss Rush

Location How to Play

Lanayru Gorge
Defeat all bosses in a row
Rupees Needed to Play
None

Boss Rush is an optional minigame unlocked after healing Lanayru with the Life Tree Fruit at the Lanayru Gorge. The main objective of the minigame is to defeat all bosses in a row with only your sword and shield.

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Boss Rush Rewards

Below is a list of rewards for each battle you've successfully completed. You also get 50 Rupees if you set a new record or complete a battle for the first time. Note that the last three rewards are only available when playing in Hero Mode.

Rewards
1 20 Rupees
2 Small Treasure (Eldin Ore or an Ornamental Skull)
3 100 Rupees
4 Piece of Heart (200 Rupees after beating for the 2nd time)
5 300 Rupees
6 Rare Treasure (Blue Bird Feather or Golden Skull)
7 500 Rupees
8 Hylian Shield (1,000 Rupees after beating for the 2nd time)
9 2,000 Rupees
10 3 Rare Treasures
11 3,000 Rupees
12 9,900 Rupees. Make sure to get your wallet expansions and Tycoon Wallet to be able to carry all the loot.

Boss Rush Guide

What are Mini Games?

Sub-games that Earn You Rewards

Mini Games are optional sub-games that can be found in Skyloft, as well as certain locations in the Surface. Most of the minigames earn you Rupees, Materials, or even a Piece of Heart as a reward.

There are a total of 8 minigames that can be played. Most of these are available at certain points in the game or after completing a side quest, so you may need to progress the main story to unlock them.

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