The Minish Cap

Release Dates

GBA 1/10/2005 11/4/2004 11/12/2004 4/7/2005
3DS 12/16/2011
Wii U 6/5/2014 4/30/2014 5/29/2014


The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (Japanese: ゼルダの伝説ふしぎのぼうし Zeruda no Densetsu Fushigi no Bōshi) is the twelfth game in the series. It was released on Nintendo Game Boy Advance in Japan And Europe in 2004 and North America and Australia in 2005.

During The Minish Cap’s promotion, Nintendo created a special edition Game Boy Advance SP, which was matte gold with a Triforce on the cover and Hylian royal family’s crest on the lower-right face. Critics praised the art style, which is reminiscent of The Wind Waker, as well as the music and the dungeon designs, saying they are some of the best in the series.


A long, long time ago…

When the world was on the verge of being swallowed by shadow…

The tiny Picori appeared from the sky, bringing the hero of men a sword and a golden light.

With wisdom and courage, the hero drove out the darkness.

When peace had been restored, the people enshrined the blade with care…

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