This guide will cover all of the different train parts, as well as the specific controls for how to handle the Spirit Train. In case you have any confusion and need a reference for the train controls, this is a good place to start. This guide will go through the basic functions and controls of each part of the train to help you help Link.
Remember that you have 4 health hearts while on the train. If you hit or get hit by any objects, you will lose a heart. Lose all 4 hearts, and it’s game over. To repair heart loss, either fire the cannon at rocks or enemies or stop at a station.
This is where most of the controlling takes place. The top screen will show the rail map and the direction you are going. With your stylus, you can trace the route you would like to go and the train will try and follow that exactly. If you come to a fork in the tracks, the rail map will show a dotted line in the same direction the red highlighted tracks your train is on will follow. In order to change tracks, use your stylus to drag the lever in the direction you would like to go. In order to stun enemies, move boars off the track, or to just blow the whistle for fun, use your stylus to drag the cord down in the top right hand corner of your touch screen.
On the right side of the touch screen, you have a lever with 4 different settings. In order to change speed or direction, use the stylus to drag the lever to the setting you need.
- The top setting is a pointing up arrow like this “->” but turned up. This is the fastest forward setting.
- Next, is the “^” setting that is like an arrow head without the arrow shaft. This setting is your normal forward speed.
- Following that is the “=” setting which your train will not accelerate in any direction. Essentially, it is your neutral/brake setting.
- The last setting is the “u” looking or down pointing arrow head symbol. This lets you put the train in the reverse direction that you are going.
Also to suddenly break, switch to the opposite direction setting and then to the brake setting. So if you need to stop suddenly and you are going forward, switch to reverse and then to the brake in order to stop.
Tap the stylus on the screen to shoot random objects with the cannon. Use the cannon to fight off enemies that attack your train, clear obstacles on the track, or blow up boulders for rupees, hearts, or catching rabbits.
At some point in the game, you will carry a passenger to one destination to the next. To keep them happy, protect the train from enemies and follow the signs posted along the tracks. The signs will match up with your train controls. There is even a swirly cloud sign for you to blow your horn. There will be a happiness indicator smiley above the passenger car.
Once you receive the freight car, you will be able to haul cargo across Hyrule. Make sure to defend against enemies (and sometimes time) to get your cargo the right destination.