Destroying the Tentacles

So are Skyward Strikes actually destroying the tentacles for any of you? I'm talking about the battle proper when they're bursting through the floor, not when they're barring your way as you attempt to make your way to the deck. For me, Skyward Strikes make the "hit" noise & cause the tentacles to recede, but they don't actually destroy them—whereas a charged arrow severs the tentacles, which turn black & wriggle around before disappearing. I spent several minutes only using Skyward Strikes, & I could never get Tentalus to pop out of the water because I wasn't actually damaging any of his tentacles.

As my edit has been reverted, I have to consider the seemingly far-fetched possibility that my game is functioning differently from some people's, so could anyone confirm—by fighting the boss again if possible, not by memory—that Skyward Strikes are indeed destroying the tentacles (severing them & turning them black)? Thanks. Knives182 (talk) 07:51, May 15, 2012 (UTC)

Skyward Strikes destroy tentacles, in my playthroughs and every video I've searched. If you want proof, see this video. Only explanation I can think of is that maybe you're hitting the tentacles vertically rather than horizontally, but otherwise I have no idea why it's not working right for you. Edit: After testing this myself, hitting the tentacles with vertical Skyward Strikes results in what you described: the tentacles recede but don't get destroyed. In order to actually sever them, you need to hit them with horizontal or diagonal Skyward Strikes. Unless you have been hitting them this way, and your game really is just functioning differently, somehow, in which case I think it must be a legitimate issue with your disc. In any case, this is probably worthy of note in the article. Xykeb Yvolix Zraliv 08:03, May 15, 2012 (UTC)
Yep, was totally hitting them vertically. Thank you & good idea noting this in the article. I'm also going to add bombs as another way to destroy the tentacles. Knives182 (talk) 04:31, May 16, 2012 (UTC)
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