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Rickety Coaster Guide: Tips and How to Unlock

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Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Rickety Coaster Guide
This is an guide on the Rickety Coaster minigame in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn how to unlock Rickety Coaster, rewards, as well as tips and tricks!

How to Unlock Rickety Coaster

Complete the Sandship Dungeon

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Rickety Coaster Gortram
After defeating Tentalus in the Sandship, head to the Shipyard and talk to Gortram to play the minigame.

Sandship Walkthrough

Rickety Coaster Rewards

Heart Piece as a First Time Reward

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Rickety Coaster Heart Piece
Completing the "Heart Stopping!" course in less than one minute and five seconds for the first time earns you a Piece of Heart as a first time reward.

How to Get All Pieces of Heart In Order

Rupees or Random Treasures

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Rickety Coaster Rupee Reward
Rickety Coaster rewards you with Rupees or random treasure depending on how fast you have completed the minigame.

See the table below to learn the rewards for both the "Scary! " and "Heart Stopping!" courses.

"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 Coasters Tips and Tricks

Video Walkthrough for the "Heart Stopping!" Track

Use Button-Only Controls

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Use Button-Only Controls
It is recommended to use button-only controls when playing Rickety Coaster. Using it allows you to control the minecart using the left thumbstick, preventing unintentional movements caused by the motion controls.

How to Use Button and Motion Controls

Tilt the Minecart Ahead

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Rickety Coaster Tilt the Minecart Ahead
Tilt the left thumbstick to the direction of the curve to obtain a speed boost. It is not necessary to tilt at the right time, so you can start tilting in advance as soon as you can see a curve ahead.

Memorize the Route

It may take several tries to complete the "Heart Stopping!" challenge as you need to note which path leads to a dead end or an infinite loop. Memorize the route and obtain speed boosts to complete the minigame as soon as possible.

Jump Using the Pier as a Landmark

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Jump Using the Pier as a Landmark
Press the left thumbstick to jump just before the minecart reaches the pier as shown in the image above. Jumping prevents the minecart from slowing down as it lands on the next track.

Double Jump at the Last Two Piers

First Jump Second Jump

The timing for the jump is the same for the last two tracks of the "Heart Stopping!" course. Cllick on the images above to learn the location of the piers.

Tilt to the Right at the Last Curve

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Rickety Coaster Tilt to the Right of this Track
After heading right to the branching route, you will find that the track curves to the left of the pillar in the image above. Instead of tilting to the left, tilt to the right as you climb up the track to gain a speed boost.

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