There are a couple of different minigames that you can complete for various rewards in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. One of these is the Clean Cut challenge, which requires players to slice a piece of bamboo as many times as they can before the time runs out. The more slices you get, the better the reward. In this guide, we are going to go over the bamboo cutting game rewards and offer some tips to increase your score so you can get the best prizes.
What are the Bamboo Cutting Game Rewards in Skyward Sword HD?
There are a total of six rewards that you can get from the bamboo cutting game in Skyward Sword HD. The more slices you get in the Clean Cut challenge, the better your reward will be. Below is a breakdown of the rewards:
- 0-14: Nothing
- 15-19: 30 Rupees
- 20-27: Evil Crystal or Monster Horn
- 28+: Blue Bird Feather, Goddess Plume, or Golden Skull
All of the bamboo cutting game rewards are randomized, meaning that in the final two tiers, you’ll randomly be rewarded one of the items. So you may have to play a few times if you’re looking for a specific prize.
If you’re not sure where to find the Clean Cut challenge, head to Bamboo Island and look for a man named Peater near Skyloft. To play, all you have to do is pay him ten Rupees. This is a great way to earn some extra Rupees, because even if you can only get 15 cuts, you’ll triple your investment.
If you’re having trouble getting 28+ slices and earning the best bamboo cutting game rewards, there are a few things that you can do to help increase your score. The easiest is to simply drink a stamina potion prior to starting the minigame. This will allow you to get in more cuts before tiring out and should easily increase your score. Further, as you progress through Skyward Sword HD and upgrade your sword you’ll be able to cut the bamboo more efficiently.
Lastly, it seems that most players agree that your best bet is to slice the bamboo horizontally instead of vertically. This will keep it from moving around too much and will allow you to get more slices in so that you can get the best bamboo cutting game rewards possible.
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