In a recent interview, Nintendo's own Shigeru Miyamoto said that he didn't want to over-use Mario, who has in the last few years appeared in countless spin-offs and sports games. (Of course, Mario Baseball was recently announced, so maybe he was kidding.) At any rate, it appears that Link may be next in the mascot lineup to make the jump beyond his traditional genre. Link's Crossbow Training is set to appear as a pack-in with the Wii Zapper. If it sounds like a cash-in -- Link doesn't even use a crossbow -- well, it probably is, but at least it's a good one. Not only does the entire bundle ship for a flimsy $19.99 -- but as contrived as might seem, Link's Crossbow Training happens to be fun. (You may not need the Zapper to appreciate the endeavor, but that's another argument.)
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