Clean Cut

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Clean Cut is a Mini-Game in Skyward Sword.[1]

Rules

Clean Cut can be played on Bamboo Island. The Mini-Game is run by Peater, who tolls Link 10 Rupees to play.[2] When the game begins, Link will be faced with a giant bamboo plant. He must cut the plant as many times as possible before the top of the bamboo touches the ground.[3]

Prizes

Link can randomly receive one of the following prizes if he has cut the bamboo enough times:

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

Strategy

  • Performing a Spin Attack counts as hitting the bamboo twice.
  • Cutting two pieces of bamboo at the same time as they fall counts as two cuts.
  • Stabbing the bamboo causes it to drop vertically, allowing for a reliable high number of cuts.

Trivia

  • According to a Gossip Stone, Peater claims he holds a record of 43 slices.[4]
  • The counter resets after exceeding 64 cuts. This means that 65 cuts is counted as 1 cut, 66 cuts count as 2 cuts and so on.[5]

Nomenclature

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References

  1. "Clean Cut" — Map (Skyward Sword HD)
  2. "You want to try again? Need to blow off steam by mowin' down a tower of bamboo? It'll only cost you 10 Rupees!" — Peater (Skyward Sword HD)
  3. "You're goin' to take a swing at whittlin' down that big old bamboo right there in the middle of the room. Thing is, see, it's a contest to see how many cuts you can make before it hits the ground. If you're good enough, you'll stroll out of here with a prize!" — Peater (Skyward Sword HD)
  4. "You can get a valuable treasure if you succeed in cutting the bamboo stalk over 28 times at Clean Cut. Peater, who was formerly the teen heartthrob of Skyloft, claims to hold the record with 43 slices. Or so he says..." — Gossip Stone (Skyward Sword HD)
  5. Zelda Skyward Sword: Clean Cut Glitch - 65 cuts? (YouTube)