Widespread damage to enemies
A Spin Attack is a powerful type of sword maneuver Link can do throughout The Legend of Zelda series. Normally, Link holds down a button and releases it to execute a Spin Attack. If the game has a Magic Meter (Except Skyward Sword), Link can hold the button longer to do a more powerful Spin Attack and hit from a longer distance. In Skyward Sword, Link must swing the Wii Remote and the Nunchuck horizontally or vertically to perform a Spin Attack. If Link gathers "Skyward Power" by facing the sword up, he can execute the Spin Attack more powerfully and reach a longer distance. In Nintendo Land attraction's Link Battle Quest, the sword-wielding player can use both horizontal and vertical spin attacks by charging the blade similarly from Skyward Sword.