The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is not a challenging game at all, but this doesn’t mean that it doesn’t provide players with a way to put their skills to the test. Once you have made some progress in the game, you will be able to play a Boss Rush mode that will reward you with some great items, depending on how far you manage to go in the challenge.
Here’s how to unlock the Boss Rush minigame in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD and the rewards you can obtain.
How to Unlock Boss Rush in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD
The Boss Rush minigame in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is unlocked after helping the Thunder Dragon Lanaryu recover from his sickness. After he has recovered, he will offer you the chance of playing the Boss Rush Challenge or replay the Silent Realm Challenges.
How Does Boss Rush Work in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD
The Boss Rush Challenge pits you against bosses you have fought in the main story, challenging you to fight and defeat them without using items from the Adventure Pouch. The more bosses you will be able to take down, the better the rewards you will obtain.
The order of the bosses you will face is somewhat random. You can pick the period of the journey you want to start from and the starting boss, but all the others will be randomized. Three bosses, the Bokonlin Horde, Ghirahim, and Demise are only available in Hero Mode.
Boss Rush Challenge Rewards
Below, you can find all the rewards that can be obtained by defeating bosses in the Boss Rush Challenge. You can only claim your rewards after defeating bosses, and you will not get any reward if you are defeated. To the victors go the spoils, after all.
- 20 Rupees
- Small Treasure
- 100 Rupees
- Piece of Heart. 200 Rupees after the Piece of Heart has been obtained.
- 300 Rupees
- Rare Treasure
- 500 Rupees
- Hylian Shield. 1,000 Rupees after the Hylian Shield has been obtained.
- 2,000 Rupees
- Rare Treasures (Hero Mode only)
- 3,000 Rupees (Hero Mode only)
- 9,900 Rupees (Hero Mode only)