Category: The Minish Cap

“A Long, Long Time Ago…” The Minish Cap is one The Legend of Zelda‘s most underrated gems. This brilliant Game Boy Advance adventure feels like a fitting successor to games like Link’s Awakening and A Link to The Past. One thing that makes the game so great is its stellar music, which is excellent despite the technological limitations of its platform. This rearrangement of “Story” by The Synthetic Orchestra is a great example of Minish Cap‘s underrated score. This quiet…

The Zelda series has evolved both in graphics and gameplay over the years, and maybe the most obvious shift was the camera angle. The original Legend of Zelda featured an overhead camera angle that (with the exception of Zelda II’s side scrolling map), persisted for several games after that until Ocarina of Time. Ocarina of Time completely revolutionized the experience as well as 3D gaming in general, featuring a third person camera angle while also introducing Z-Targeting, among other things….

Love him or hate him, you cannot deny that Tingle has a certain mystique about him. What is it about this spandex-clad, rosy-cheeked, fairy obsessed gentleman that we just can’t get enough of? Is it the way he helps us navigate in Majora’s Mask? Those spellbinding magic words he created himself? Perhaps it’s that the long march of time makes us relate to him more and more with each passing year? Despite his numerous appearances—including the amazing Tingle-centric trio of games that…

Hello everybody and WELCOME to Zelda Dungeon’s MUSICAL MARCH MADNESS. The premise is simple: 64 songs will go head to head in a series of single elimination matches, with the winner advancing to the next round, until there is only ONE song left standing that can be called the Greatest Zelda Song Ever. This post will be updated DAILY with new match-ups, so make sure you bookmark it. Polls will last 24 HOURS, STARTING AND ENDING AT 5 PM PACIFIC…

For better or worse, we’ve seen a lot of classic Zelda games get remakes over the years, or receive some sort of spiritual sequel. From A Link to the Past getting a revamped 3DS outing in A Link Between Worlds, to The Wind Waker HD, and even to the duo of 3DS titles that brought the N64 classics to the forefront for a contemporary audience. Let’s just say it’s something Nintendo likes to do a lot. And why not? These are gleaming games,…

I’m not one to bring up my personal life in my work for Zelda Dungeon, but with this week being the Week of Love, I felt compelled to lift the curtain a bit on what goes on IRL. Last year, something pretty big happened for me: I got married! And as much as I love my new wife with all my heart, I must admit that she is very much not a gamer. She had only held a controller a…

With the series simply being named The Legend of Zelda, it’s sometimes quite easy to forget that, in most games, Zelda is actually a princess, suggesting the existence of a king and queen, and an extended royal family. Despite this, very few titles in the series use this idea in great detail. In most cases, a king is at least mentioned, only being seen in The Minish Cap, A Link to the Past, The Adventure of Link, The Wind Waker, and Breath of the Wild. Of…

Since the original Legend of Zelda on NES, Ganon has been terrorizing Hyrule with cruel satisfaction. The pig demon has become one of the most recognizable villains in video games, rivaling peers like Bowser. Throughout the years, the villain has taken several forms including a trident wielding demon, a powerful human mage/warrior (Ganondorf), and a monstrous amorphous beast. In Breath of the Wild, Ganon took the form of Calamity Ganon, a being lacking any recognizable humanity. Taking the form of four…

Welcome back to your bi-weekly dose of Zelda speedrunning news! This week, we’re having a gander at some of the glitches found in The Minish Cap, as well as chatting to a prominent Breath of the Wild runner. I’ve also got the latest on a brand new Majora’s Mask TAS competition. Intrigued? Read on…   Now Playing Earlier in November, Speedrun.com, a huge database for most games’ speedrunning information, was subject to a security breach. This saw some users’ accounts compromised, including those of moderators. As…

The Minish Cap is a special Nintendo game. The only new Zelda game on the Game Boy Advance console, the game felt like having a grand SNES adventure in the palm of your hands. The Minish Cap was a rare example of a Nintendo sharing its series with other developers, as the game was developed by Capcom and Flagship. This remix of the Hyrule Town and Picori Festival themes was posted on OverClocked Remix by Lemonectric. The remix, called “A Bag Full…