Today in Nostalgia Game Review, I take a look at Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap. This was a Game Boy Advance game released on November 4, 2004. Developed by Capcom and published and made by Nintendo, Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap saw a virtual console release on the Wii U. Minish Cap was also named "Game Boy Advance Game of the Year" by GameSpot in 2005.
In Minish Cap, Princess Zelda has been turned to stone by an evil sorcerer named Vaati. Vaati also turns the King of Hyrule evil, felling Hyrule under a dark spell. Link must navigate through dungeons and free Hyrule from their dark curse and Zelda from her stone prison.
There's a good reason why Minish Cap was widely revered. Minish Cap gives you a good amount of content to work with, from fusing kinstones to unlock content and paths to shrinking to a "minish" size. Being "minish" allows you to access certain areas you wouldn't be able to access as normal-sized Link. The game also shows more detail, with the camera being angled closer to the ground.
Link also gains elements that fuse with his sword, allowing his sword to be more powered up. Link can even learn new sword techniques that he can use in combat. Speaking of kinstones, you can also fuse them with your friends by trading them. While the game may appear to be too short, the game has plenty of content to keep you busy. This is especially true with the puzzles in Minish Cap.
Overall, Minish Cap is a solid game with plenty of replay value. If you're looking for a game to dive into in the Zelda series that you've never tried before, give Minish Cap a try.
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