Flight Control Platform
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|Flight Control Platform|
|Game(s)||The Wind Waker|
|Item(s)|| Piece of Heart|
Island Hearts Chart
In The Wind Waker, the Flight Control Platform is a small wooden structure classified as an island east of Dragon Roost Island and hosts the Bird-Man Contest. It is not essential to the plot to visit/complete any objectives on this island.
The Bird-Man Contest
The brothers that control the Flight Control Platform challenge Link to a quirky mini-game: in order to win a prize, Link must traverse a specific sea distance and cross a pre-determined finish line, set out in the open ocean. The stretch of sea in question incorporates several wind vortexes into its design; the Deku Leaf is designed perfectly for catching the spinning air and pushing Link upward, aiding in his descent toward the finish line. The challenge lies in catching the vortexes; they all have paths of their own, and lay at different intervals from each other; one missed vortex may cause the young hero to run out of magic, causing his Deku Leaf to fail, subsequently losing the challenge.
The contest can normally only be completed with a doubled Magic Meter, obtainable from the fairy at Two-Eye Reef, as Link will not be able to make it to the finish line with his regular meter — the distance is too great. However, it is possible to use the Tingle Tuner to gain a distance boost at the beginning with a Tingle Balloon as well as replenish magic power as Link flies. This may seem like cheating, but according to Obli, Link is free to use any means he wishes to get to the goal.
If completed, The Bird-Man Contest yields a Piece of Heart as the prize.
The Platform Chart can also be found near the island by defeating all the enemies aboard the submarine southeast of the Control Deck itself. In addition, after collecting and opening the Treasure Chart guarded in Four-Eye Reef, the young hero can retrieve the Island Hearts Chart.
Minor Enemies and Traps
- ↑ "Willi used to be a very average carpenter of Windfall. He so longed to soar the skies that he began dressing as a Rito. He's the younger of a laudable pair of siblings." — Willi figurine description (The Wind Waker)
- ↑ "Obli has such an unhealthy obsession with the Ritos that he's begun dressing as a Rito and running the famed Bird-Man Contest. He's the older of the laudable brother who host the contest." — Obli figurine description (The Wind Waker)
- ↑ "And now, listen. You are free to use any means, methods or tools you have at your disposal to help you soar through the sky. The rules are simple: 'See how far you can fly before you crash into the roiling seas like so much dead-weight driftwood.'" — Obli (The Wind Waker)
|Names in Other Regions|
|Spanish||Andamio de vuelo||Flight Scaffolding|
|French||Tour de l'Envol||Flight Tower|
|Italian||Piattaforma di Volo||Flight Platform|
|Islands in The Wind Waker|
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