Shooting Galleries,(OoT)[name references needed] also known as Shooting Ranges,(PH) are recurring locations and Mini-Games in The Legend of Zelda series.[name references needed] The Shooting Gallery goes unnamed in A Link to the Past, The Wind Waker, and Four Swords Adventures.
Location and Rules
A Link to the Past
In A Link to the Past, the game is found inside a small shop south of the Village of Outcasts, and involves shooting small octopus-style targets as they move from right to left, while a row of hands blocking the targets moves left to right.
Link gets 5 arrows per game. Targets are worth 4 rupees, with the reward doubling for each target hit in a row, up to 64 rupees for the 5th hit (totaling 124 rupees). If the same target is hit with all 5 arrows, the 5th hit will give 99 rupees instead of 64.
Ocarina of Time
In Ocarina of Time, the Shooting Gallery is situated in the Market, but moves to Kakariko Village after Ganon's takeover. To win, Link must successfully shoot all ten Rupee-shaped targets in succession, some of which move, using fifteen shots. If Link hits at least eight targets, he will be given a free retry.
As an adult, by using the Bow, the prize is a larger Quiver, but the targets appear in a random order. Adult Link can play even before he gets the Fairy Bow from the Forest Temple, although he will only win 50 Rupees for completing it.
In Majora's Mask, there are three archery games. One is found in East Clock Town under the title of Clock Town Shooting Gallery. In this game, red and blue Octoroks jump out of the water. The red ones must be shot for one point each; the blue ones, however, will cause the remaining amount of time to lower. By beating the high score of 39, Link will receive a larger Quiver. The true goal of the game is to attain a perfect score of 50 red Octoroks, which will be rewarded by a Piece of Heart.
The second game is found in the path to the Southern Swamp, called the Swamp Shooting Gallery. Slightly more difficult than the Clock Town Shooting Gallery, the Swamp Shooting Gallery involves shooting Deku Scrubs, Guays, and Wolfos, all of which are constantly moving in various formations. When a perfect score is achieved, a larger Quiver is earned. Achieving this once more results in a Piece of Heart, though Link must actually attain over 2200 points for the Piece of Heart, otherwise only a Red Rupee is earned.
The third Shooting Gallery is sponsored by Koume from the Swamp Tourist Center, after Link clears the Woodfall Temple. He must shoot Koume's hanging target at least 20 times to win a Piece of Heart (an Empty Bottle in Majora's Mask 3D), while avoiding shooting Koume herself. The mini-game is set during the boat ride across the Southern Swamp.
As part of their daily attractions, Honey and Darling's Shop includes a target-shooting game on the Final Day in East Clock Town. It can be played as Link or Deku Link using either the Bow or Magic Bubbles, respectively. This Shooting Gallery is slightly different in that it is one part of a three-part game.
Oracle of Ages
In Oracle of Ages, the Shooting Gallery appears in Lynna Village in the past. The game consists of hitting a ball with Link's Sword so it hits certain blocks which give points. The Fairy Blocks are worth 100 points, Blue Blocks are worth 30 points, Red Blocks are worth -10 points, or if Link misses or hits an Imp Block, it is -50 points. It is also the easiest and fastest way to earn Gasha Seeds or Magic Rings.
The Goron Shooting Gallery is located in the Rolling Ridge in the past. The game and rules are the same as in Lynna Village. If Link can manage to get 100 points after 10 rounds, he will will receive the Lava Juice. The Boomerang can also be obtained afterwards.
Lynna Village Shooting Gallery
- 0–49 points = Nothing
- 50–149 points = Heart
- 150–249 points = 30 Rupees
- 250–349 points = Gasha Seed
- 350+ points = Magic Ring
- 0–99 points = Nothing
- 100–199 points = 30 Rupees
- 200–299 points = 20 Bombs
- 300+ points = Gasha Seed
- 100+ points = Lava Juice (once only)
- 400+ points = Boomerang (once only)
Four Swords Adventures
In Four Swords Adventures, the Shooting Gallery game is run by a Mage in the Village of the Blue Maiden. The Links have 10 Arrows to shoot Force Gems in order to gain them while at the same time targets shaped like Octoroks move from right to left in an attempt to stop the Arrows.
In Phantom Hourglass, after obtaining the Bow, Molida Island will house a Shooting Range run by Romanos, who is looking to fund his next big adventure. The Mini-Game costs 20 Rupees to play, and gives Link unlimited Arrows to fire at wooden targets that slide across the top screen on any of five horizontal tracks. Destroying a target with a ghost on it is worth 10 points; each consecutive ghost target destroyed without missing a shot is worth an additional 10 points, up to a maximum of 50 points per target. Destroying a target with a little girl on it reduces Link's score by 50.
The Mini-Game lasts for 70 seconds. For the first 25 seconds, a single ghost target (turned sideways to avoid Arrows) will appear on a track, then will stop and turn to face Link for up to two seconds before continuing along the track. Once a target is destroyed or moves out of view, the next will appear. When 45 seconds remain, the number of ghost targets that can appear on-screen increases to two. When 30 seconds remain, up to three targets, including ones with little girls can appear on-screen, and the targets will no longer stop in place when they turn to face Link. Finally, when 15 seconds remain, up to four targets can appear on-screen at a time.
Scoring at least 1,300 points, but less than the initial high score of 1,700 points, earns Link a Treasure as a prize, and a remark from Romanos that there's room for improvement. The prize for scoring between 1,700 and 1,990 points for the first time is a Quiver upgrade, and for scoring at least 2,000 points for the first time, a Heart Container. Every score thereafter of at least 1,700 points earns Link a Ship Part.
Spirit Tracks features two shooting mini-games run by Gorons called the Goron Target Range and the Pirate Hideout. The former is situated near the Goron Village and the Pirate Hideout is found in the Ocean Realm. The Pirate Hideout is an archery mini-game in which Link rescues a Goron child captured by the pirate Miniblins in order to earn Treasures as well as a bigger Quiver and a Heart Container.
Cadence of Hyrule
- When Link shoots a target in Ocarina of Time, an equivalent Rupee marker appears on the floor. However, while the green and blue targets cause identically-colored Rupees to appear, shooting a red target will generate a purple Rupee.
- In Ocarina of Time, the wanted posters on the wall bears resemblance to Vaati's Wrath and DethI.
- The owner of the Lynna Village Shooting Gallery bears a resemblance to Luigi from the Super Mario series.
- Goron Shooting Gallery
- Goron Target Range
- Honey & Darling's Shop
- Koume's Target Shooting
- Pumpkin Pull
- Swamp Shooting Gallery
- Target Practice
- Town Shooting Gallery
- "Shooting Gallery" — N/A (Ocarina of Time)
- "Shooting Gallery
Open Only During the Day" — Sign (Ocarina of Time 3D)
- Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 72 (OoT | OoT3D)
- The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass—Prima Official Game Guide, Prima Games, pg. 165
- "All right, sonny! The rules are simple... Hit as many red ones as you can within the time limit. If you hit a blue one, you lose time, so watch out!" — Town Shooting Gallery Guy (Majora's Mask)
- "Well look at that! You hit [X]! That's a new record! Well, here ya go!" — Town Shooting Gallery Guy (Majora's Mask)
- "Huh? No way! That was perfect! Well, here ya go!" — Town Shooting Gallery Guy (Majora's Mask)
- "Th' rules ta me game are a piece o' cake! Shoot fer th' tahgets from atop th' platform! Y'gotta hit 'em awl! That's awl there is to it!" — Swamp Shooting Gallery Guy (Majora's Mask)
- "Well, tha's purdy durn good, mate! Perfect! Here y'go! Take this, mate!" — Swamp Shooting Gallery Guy (Majora's Mask)
- "[X] hits. Say...you're pretty good. Well, as I promised... Here! take this." — Koume (Majora's Mask)
- "It seems the poison swamp has been cleared up, so why not try something that's more interesting? How about a little game? I'll fly around on my broom while you try to hit the target below me! Doesn't it sound fun? Well, wanna try?" — Koume (Majora's Mask)
- "But let me explain! You're not aiming for me with that bow. You're aiming for the target! If you hit me, I'll never forgive you." — Koume (Majora's Mask)
- "But it looks like he can shoot bubbles, so let's let him play, Darling." — Honey (Majora's Mask)
- "Hey, kid! When pursuing your dreams, what's the first step? I've decided to follow in my dad's footsteps and go the way of the adventurer! But it seems like my own first step...is to make money for the trip." — Romanos (Phantom Hourglass)
- "You'll have 70 seconds to hit the targets with unlimited arrows. Ghosts are 10 points. Hit them consecutively for up to 50 bonus points! But if you shoot a girl target, you'll lose 50 points, so be careful!" — Romanos (Phantom Hourglass)
- "1290 points! Hmm...if you beat the high score, I'll give you a special gift. Keep trying!" — Romanos (Phantom Hourglass)
- "1300 points! A score like that means you've still got room for improvement. But here's your prize!" — Romanos (Phantom Hourglass)
- "Did I just see that?! You just racked up 1700 points! I knew you could do it! You've got that lust for adventure. Here's the prize!" — Romanos (Phantom Hourglass)
- "Wow, 2000 points! Amazing! Nice work, kid! You're a complete master of the bow!" — Romanos (Phantom Hourglass)