Classic Gaming- The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap: (2004)

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap was a cool game that was developed by Capcom and published by Nintendo for the Gameboy Advance.  The graphics for Minish Cap was great along with the inclusion of good in game mechanics.  One of the cool things about this game included the fact that it was connected to some of the previous Zelda titles such as Four Swords and Four Swords Adventure. Along with being connected with the previous two games Minish Cap also features the return of the main villain “Vatti” who Link must stop yet again.  The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap is known for being one the shorter games in the series but it does not mean that the game is not  enjoyable.  The level design for each stage were impressive along with the some of the challenges this game presented.Some might argue that this game was probably one of the less difficult Zelda titles in the series while others will just say that its among the shortest.

The bosses in Minish Cap may not seem too tough at first but truthful some of them can be deceivingly difficult.  Towards the beginning the boss battle with the giant Chu Chu seems a little tough at first but once you figure out the sequence on how to defeat it does appear to be as problematic.  The developers of Minish Cap were very creative in regards to the third boss battle with Mazaal because it allowed characters to shrink themselves as Link in order to spring an internal attack on the six pillars.  Since Mazaal cannot be destroyed by external damage it proves to be somewhat of a tedious task.  The final boss battle with Vatti is probably the toughest in the game but just like many Zelda titles in the past trial and error are essential for improvement. Completing various portions of the game generally requires player to know who the boss fights while developing the best strategy on how to defeat them.  Since its release the game has not only sold over one million units worldwide but it also managed to receive strong approval from gaming publications such as IGN and GameSpot.  Zelda: The Minish Cap was probably one of the best titles Nintendo had released for the Game Boy Advance in the mid-00’s and is still recognized for being one of most exciting action adventure games of that time period.


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