I have been playing this game non-stop since getting it last week. You just can't go wrong with a Zelda game (unless it comes from Phillips CD-I).
Anyways, the game plays much like the A Link to the Past game from the SNES. Instead of the Light and Dark worlds, you have the world to the humans and the same world, but to the small Minish. It's the same world so the developers don't have to create a second huge level, but they can get clever with different obstacles for both races of creature.
You have the basic temples/dungeons with bosses that are not too terribly difficult. The fun lies in collecting and fusing Kinestones, which give you more money, hearts, or weapons. It lends some replay value to the game.
There are only a couple of negatives that I can see. The game isn't very difficult (disclaimer here as I haven't finished the game, so it might get much harder). There is also a guy who sells you figurines, and I'm baffled as to where it makes any difference in the game.
Overall, it is a great game so far, and an easy 8 or 9 out of 10. It's a great holdover while fans wait for the next Zelda game for the Gamecube.
WADSWORTH: The games up, Scarlet. There are no more bullets left in that gun. SCARLET: Oh, come on, you don't think I'm gonna fall for that old trick? WADSWORTH: It's not a trick. There was one shot at Mr. Boddy in the study. Two for the chandelier, two at the lounge door, and one for the singing telegram. SCARLET:That's not six. WADSWORTH: One plus two plus two plus one. SCARLET:Nuh, uh. There was only one shot that got the chandelier. That's one plus two plus ONE plus one. WADSWORTH: Even if you are right, that would be one plus one plus two plus one, not one plus TWO plus one plus one. SCARLET:(thinking) Okay, fine.One plus two plus one--(angered) Shut up!
Once you've collected the first 130 Figurines, you will be given access to the back door of the house with the robot on the roof. All you have to do is talk to the guy sitting outside of Mama's Cafe (the guy who keeps saying he's rich). Inside are three chests with 200 Rupees in each, a Heart Piece and a Sound Test.
After completing the game, you can go back to the shop to get 6 more. Once you have 136 Figurines, you will be awarded the Carlov Medal.
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Lise and I played this game through during pretty much all of our waking hours over the last three days. I loved this game, even though it wasn't very challenging. I put this at about 4/10 for difficulty but a 9/10 overall for rating.
Lise hit it on the head when she said it was like a movie that you had to keep prompting for the next scene.
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I want to congratulate Torchslasher for such a wonderful pun.
And now I want to apologise for not adding anything relevant to the discussion. Oh wait! I want this game, but I don't want to pay full price for it. About how long does it take for GBA games to drop in price? Or are GBA games okay to buy used?
I've never been a big fan of buying used games, but for the GBA I don't mind. For one, I hate how some game stores don't give you the case or intstructions for used console games, but with GBA games I never keep the cardboard boxes anyhow. As for directions- you can live without them. Gameboy games are weird in that they hardly ever drop in price unless they totally bombed and are in a bargin bin. Maybe it's because up untill now there was no real handheld competition. It would be cool if they started a Gameboy Advance Player's Choice line (and eventually a DS one too).
And yes, Minish Cap is totally worth it, even if you were to pay full price. It's just a shame that I rushed through it so fast that it all seems like a blur now. There are still a couple "small" sidequests I can go and complete, but nothing that will be too exciting.
"The Universe is shaped exactly like the Earth- if you go straight long enough you end up where you were."
I really doubt you'll find it used. I looked for a long time for it, and even the online retailers don't seem to have it. You might get lucky, but chances are that you'll be paying 24.99 vs. 29.99 and who knows what the difference would be when you figure in shipping. Zelda games don't end up traded in all that often.
Originally posted by LiseI really doubt you'll find it used. I looked for a long time for it, and even the online retailers don't seem to have it. You might get lucky, but chances are that you'll be paying 24.99 vs. 29.99 and who knows what the difference would be when you figure in shipping. Zelda games don't end up traded in all that often.
I know that I won't be trading this game in. I did finish it, but I do plan on coming back to it in a few months. I'm driven by the shell game and the other unlockables. This is what gives the game such replay value, and puts it just above my second favorite game series franchise of all time, Metroid.
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