GameDaily writes: "By now, we should realize that no matter how strange something looks, Nintendo knows what it's doing. At first, we scratched our heads when the company revealed cell shaded Link in The Wind Waker, only to fall in love with the game a short while later. The same thing happened with the Wii remote and, most recently, The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks. A train? In Zelda? It seemed out of place, especially with Link wearing a conductor's hat and doing his best Thomas the Tank Engine impersonation, but once again, Mario and Co. successfully squashed our doubts with a charming adventure that serves as both a showpiece for the DS and another wonderful entry in the Zelda series."