Category: The Minish Cap

Beyond its own lineup of iconic franchises, Japanese game company Capcom is known for its collaborations with Nintendo on Zelda titles like Oracle of Seasons, Oracle of Ages, Four Swords, and The Minish Cap. Who would’ve guessed that a prominent member of the modding scene would one day take a piece of this developer’s catalog and put it directly into a Nintendo 64 classic? That very thing happened recently, as modder Manikku announced on their X profile that The Legend of…

Last year, Ubisoft news editor and game industry veteran Mikel Reparaz offered up an interesting take on the Game Boy Advance during an episode of his Vidjagame Apocalypse podcast. When discussing the newly announced Switch remake of Mario vs. Donkey Kong, Reparaz asserted that “GBA graphics, for the most part, have aged terribly.” Beyond just the resolution limitations of the 2001 handheld, Reparaz took particular aim at the system’s “aesthetics” and “distinctive look.” “It’s sort of like Donkey Kong Country…

As the Zelda series continues to grow in popularity, I wouldn’t be surprised if we get a new entry or, at the very least, a remaster in the 2D facet of the series. With the Nintendo Switch successor looming over the horizon of 2025, perhaps we may even receive it as a launch title. Although, for the time being this may well be a pipe dream, allow me to pose the question: What art style would you like to see…

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In the Legend of Zelda series, a handful of towns make appearances in multiple games, with each version having its own unique aesthetic and charm. Hyrule Castle is a commonly occurring location in Zelda, but the adjacent Castle Town doesn’t always appear with it. When it does, it is often a market square for buying goods, a hub connecting multiple key regions, and/or filled with non-playable characters (NPCs) for mini-games, side quests, or informants advancing the game’s narrative. In my…

Link, our favorite hero of Hyrule, has had many different incarnations throughout the Zelda series. However, apart from the commonalities of wearing green, wielding a magical sword, and having a trusty steed and companion, there’s another similarity nearly every Link has: little to no family members. There are a few exceptions of course, like in The Wind Waker, where Link’s sister Aryll’s kidnapping is the triggering event that sets him out on his journey. His beloved grandma who suffers from…

Ganondorf is an iconic villain, integral to the Legend of Zelda series. However, while Zelda and — to a lesser extent — Link’s personalities shift from game to game, Ganondorf remains just about the same in every entry. Nintendo compensates for the stagnant nature of their leading villain by adding in sidekicks or replacements for him from time to time. As an unfortunate side effect of not being cursed to participate in an endless ouroboros cycle between good and evil,…

It’s a logical leap for a franchise known for its intricate puzzles to have a series of complementary jigsaws. As someone who always has a puzzle on the table as a work-in-progress, I will eventually run out of Zelda-themed ones. Gorgeous designs from The OP Games/USAopoly, Winning Moves, and Ravensburger are only several makers known for making Zelda puzzle — this doesn’t even include the vast sea of fan-made jig-saws. Last year, USAopoly gave fans a stunning 1,000-piece Tears of…

Four Swords Adventures is, in a word, bizarre (in the best of ways). Each underrated Zelda game has its own set of anomalies that make it stand out from the rest of the series and Four Swords Adventures is no exception. Its increasing inaccessibility to players only adds to this mystique — and most emulations can’t replicate the experience of playing it on a fuzzy, old TV, clutching a chunky GameCube controller or Game Boy Advance. Four Swords Adventures’ eccentricities…

Update: Pre-orders for the Blood Moon Rising fan zine have been extended to March 31st, according to the project’s X account. The extension comes as the project’s final stretch goal was unlocked this past Thursday. John LortieJohn’s been a Zelda fan since he was seven years old (which was a good few decades ago). He loves the last three months of the year, analog media, his family, and Tolkien. His favorite Zelda game is Breath of the Wild and his favorite game is Night in the…