The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
Nintendo Wii U
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap is an action/adventure game and the twelfth installment in the Zelda series.
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Story & Themes
At the beginning of Minish Cap, Link is given the task of seeking the Minish so they can help with a problem Vaati, a returning villain, has caused. Princess Zelda has been petrified and the Picori Blade broken, unleashing a horde of monsters throughout Hyrule. Along the way, Link meets a strange being called Ezlo who helps Link shrink to Minish size at will. Together, Link and Ezlo collect four elemental artifacts in four different dungeons, and with the artifacts they're able to restore the broken Picori Blade to the Four Sword (a magical weapon that appears in earlier Zelda games). In response, Hyrule Castle is transformed into Dark Hyrule Castle by the nefarious Vaati, and once Link fights his way through the castle he is finally able to battle and defeat Vaati.
Once Vaati is defeated, Ezlo turns back into his true Minish form. He gives the magic hat he had once made (which Vaati subsequently stole and misused in order to gain power) to Princess Zelda, granting her a wish. Zelda uses the magic hat's wish to restore the castle and everyone harmed by Vaati. The game ends with Link and Ezlo parting ways, the latter returning to the Minish world.
- Did you like the inclusion of the Minish? What do you think of their role among the other races of Hyrule and the broader Zelda universe
- What do you think of Vaati's backstory? Do you think he's a more compelling character after playing Minish Cap?
- Why do you think the Zelda series is so popular and long-lasting? What makes the games different and special?
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Cannot be played online