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Skyward Sword eye door - how to beat the puzzles and open the doors

Are you looking to get past those troublesome Skyward Sword eye doors? Cast your eyes over here!

Link stood before an eye door

What would a Zelda game be without puzzles and doors to gate your progress? Of course, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD offers up plenty for you to wrap your head around. Some of these obstructions are eye doors, which have appeared in many previous Zelda titles. While most of these can be completed by simply shooting the eye, you’ll find yourself stumped if you try that here! There’s a special trick to getting past these all-seeing guardians, and it may leave you spinning in circles if you don’t catch on at first.

That’s why we’re here to help! This guide will show you how to complete the Skyward Sword eye door puzzles, so you can power through Skyview Temple, the first major dungeon in the game, and continue on your adventures through this beautiful world. The eye doors are easy enough to spot, and not too tough to beat either – once you know how. With just a flick of the wrist, you’ll be well on your way.

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How do I open the Skyward Sword eye door?

The first eye door is pretty simple. Though it may be tempting to reach for your slingshot, the way to get past this beast is to simply draw your sword and spin it in circles. The process is the same whether you are using motion controls or your joystick – do not attack, your job is simply to catch the eye’s attention with the tip of your blade, then twirl it around until it turns red with dizziness, causing it to fall off. You are then free to progress.

An eye door in Skyward Sword following the tip of Link's sword

Later doors will have more than one eye, and these can be slightly more complicated. You have to draw the focus of all of the eyes at once, as one won’t get dizzy on its own. Angling is key here – play around with positioning, and maybe even move a few blocks, until all eyes are on you. Then proceed to do your twirly sword trick until all the eyes fall to the same dizzy fate.

An eye door with red eyes after being made dizzy by Link's sword

Yep, it’s as simple as that – just confuse them until they concede. If you want to try tricking these troublesome peepers, you can grab yourself a copy of the Skyward Sword HD remaster from the eShop today. You can also take a look at our list of the best Switch RPGs if you’re looking for something new to play.