If you listened to episode 49 of our podcast, then you’ll remember I was initially supposed to play Ocarina of Time on 3DS and write a piece about my experience. It’s not that I don’t want to finish Ocarina—I’ve tried a few times in the past—but each attempt saw me start and stop on different platforms or get distracted with new game releases. So I tried again, but I just couldn’t get into the mindset to play through the beginning few hours I previously played multiple times before. I’m sure many of you are screaming inside or shaking your head in disappointment. Fear not though. I’ll return to the the beloved N64 title one day, and when I do I’ll document my thoughts.
Undeterred, I decided to comb through the eShop for other Zelda titles I missed and discovered A Link to the Past made it’s way on Virtual Console for new 3DS. I picked it up and after organizing it in my game library, I found out I had never fired up The Minish Cap that Nintendo gave out as part of the 3DS Ambassador Program. I was immediately drawn to the art style as I really like the style of Toon Link.
As of writing, I’m almost halfway through and I’m really loving it. I also enjoy that, as far as Zelda games go, this one is a more bite-sized adventure. Which is especially great because I’m sure Breath of the Wild will take me many hours to complete. One thing that took me by surprise is that The Minish Cap was developed by Capcom and only published by Nintendo. While I’m sure the big N kept a watchful eye over their beloved IP, I have to give kudos to Capcom as this feels like a 100% Nintendo made Zelda game through and through.
I also started playing Skyward Sword for Wii on the Wii U Virtual Console. So far I’m enjoying it, but I despise the motion controls when trying to fly that damn Loftwing. Otherwise, swinging the Wiimote around as if it’s a sword hasn’t grown old just yet. I know I’m not going to finish it, as is the case with most games unfortunately, but it’s another distraction until Switch launches in under three weeks.