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Is there an item more useless than the Twilight Princess spinner?

March 11, 2018 1 min read

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is home to perhaps the greatest boss fights in all the series. Argorok, Fyrus, Blizzeta are stand-outs, but it’s the battle against Stallord that is an absolute jaw dropper. A roller-coaster ride of skeleton smashing action, the fight is one of the best examples of a boss built entirely around a single Zelda item. In this case, the spinner, which is amazing in the fight but utterly pointless for the rest of the game. It’s not the first item to have limited implementation in a Zelda game with the raft from the original being the most obvious example.

I only bring up the spinner because I’ve spent the past few days trying to wrap up as much of Hyrule Warriors as I can before I finally move onto a new Musou and the spinner is the weapon I’m leveling up right now. It got me thinking of all the silly or dumb useless items that find their way into a game. Whether it’s the puny gun developers tie to an achievement so you have to use it, or some trinket you carry for no reason at all, there is a lot of impractical items in gaming and I asked the Destructoid contributors to tell us their favorites.

Is there an item more useless than the Twilight Princess spinner? screenshot