Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Collector's Edition: Prima Official Game Guide by Stephen Stratton

Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Collector's Edition: Prima Official Game Guide
ISBN 0761557148
  • Author:
    Stephen Stratton
  • Title:
    Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Collector's Edition: Prima Official Game Guide
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    Games & Strategy Guides
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    Prima Games; Collectors edition (October 1, 2007)
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    1799 kb
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    1498 kb
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    1942 kb
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Hardcover Collector's Edition: Exclusive cover, a matched set with The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Collector's Edition guide!• Maps: Maps of all regions.• All heart pieces revealed: Every heart piece location.• Exclusive poster: Large pullout poster, double-sided with Zelda art and map art.• Extra Booklet: Exclusive to the Collector's Edition, a sixteen page story booklet.• Bonus bookmark: Deluxe leather-feel bookmark with every guide.

The most noticeable thing about this guide, as you can see, is the Hylian Crest design, the gilded page edges, and the faux-leather hardback binding. These features, while nice (especially for avid Zelda collectors like me) aren't what you're wanting to buy; you want the Phantom-busting-knowledge locked within.
A full map of the world is included, as well as a matching faux-leather, stitched bookmark. The map is fully marked with islands, obstacles, treasures, and Pieces of Heart, and is plenty big enough to adorn your wall and still be in easy view. I kind of wish the map had been canvas or cloth or something, instead of poster paper, but you can't have everything, I suppose.
The guide itself delivers, with checklists and everything else you need to complete the game and all its side-quests. No guide seems as fun to read enough after the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time guide from Nintendo Power, though, but I guess Prima seeks clarity over imagination, which serves its purpose just fine.
I admit this isn't my favorite Zelda game out there. The repetitiveness of the dungeons got on my nerves real fast. I was hoping with this book I could get around that and make the game more interesting by discovering the hidden interactions that come with it. To say the least that's what it has done.

It might be a bit confusing at times, but it also helped unearth some stuff I'd missed from my first playthrough of the game. As well as make a great piece to add to my collection of Guides.
This guide is very helpful. The only problem I have is that the main Temple, that you have to go back to time and again, is reprinted in part every time you have to go back, but nowhere is the complete map shown. Finding out if you missed something requires looking at each checklist in the back to see how many there are and then finding the right map of the Temple. I would have appreciated a complete map of the Temple printed at the end of the book with all the chests and shortcuts through the levels drawn on it. They could have even put it on the other side of the sea map poster that was in the book, definitely an excellent resource to include.
There are some games in which a guide is really useful, and Phantom Hourglass is one of them. With so many secrets, treasures and other items to find, this guide will help you get the most out of your game. The book is very detailed and guides you through the story and shows the locations of everything you could need to find in an easy and neat fashion. I would highly recommend this guide!
My 9-year-old grandson received the guide and the game for Christmas. He used the guide often and found it to be helpful and easy to use. It provides good definitions and directions. It helped him find treasure chest items that he otherwise would not have found. He found some information to be confusing, for example: at the end of the fire temple, it was hard to defeat the boss because the directions were not clear. In spite of this, he loved the guidebook.
I ordered this on October 2, 2010 and Recieved it on October 7, 2010. It was expected for delivery from October 8-26 so it was a surprise that it came so early. I expected it to be still be sealed in the factory plastic wrapping but it wasn't, none the less it was in perfect condition and all the extras like the bookmark and maps were included. The packaging was ok it was one of those bubble wrap envelope, with the bubble wrap attached to the inside of the envelope. If it was a paper back I think it might have gotten bent but mine was hard back so it was in perfect condition. Other than that it was a good buy and I would buy again from this seller.
This is a great step-by-step guide for the DS game! It includes pictures, secrets, tips, and detailed instructions to help you succeed in the game. I use it as a reference once I've tried everything, otherwise why play the game! (: It has gotten me out of a hopeless situation every time.
So I just received this in the mail. I ordered it like new. I was going to order the collectors edition but everywhere I looked I kept finding it for a ridiculous price so I settled on this expecting to get the regular paperback copy, at least its something. So I opened the package today and there it was. The collectors edition book so new it even smelled new. I am really happy with this. I'm not sure if they are all like that but this was such an awesome surprise. Also these Zelda games are great highly recommended.