Hints & Tips – The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (GBA)


Find the Tiger Scrolls

You can find Tiger scrolls hidden throughout the game to learn new sword techniques. Read below to see where they are located and what each of them do.

Spin Attack

Location: Go to the trainer in Hyrule Town after completing the first dungeon.

Effect: Allows you to spin 360 degrees with your sword.

Sword Beam

Location: In the southeastern corner of Hyrule Castle garden. You must have the lantern to light the torches inside.

Effect: Shoot beams with your sword when at full health.

Dash Attack

Location: Learnt from the trainer in town after obtaining the Pegasus Boots.

Effect: Allows Link to dash with his sword out when the Pegasus Boots are equipped.

Peril Beam

Location: On the southwest side of Lake Hylia. You need the flippers to access the dojo and must have 10 or more hearts or the swordsman will not teach you.

Effect: Same as the sword beam except it works when you are very low health.

Rock Breaker

Location: Learnt from the trainer in town after beating the second dungeon.

Effect: Allows you to break stones and jars with your sword.

Roll Attack

Location: Learnt from the trainer on Mount Crenel once Link knows how to split in two using the White Sword.

Effect: Link can perform a forward slash with his sword when coming up from a roll.

Down Thrust

Location: Learnt from the trainer in town after getting the Roc’s Cape.

Effect: Allows Link to perform a downward thrust after jumping with the Roc’s Cape.

Great Spin Attack

Location: Learnt from the trainer under the gravestone in the Castor Wilds. Can only be learnt once you have found all 7 previous scrolls.

Effect: Allows Link to perform a continuous spin attack.

Great Spin Attack upgrade #1

Location: Behind a waterfall in the swamp. Fuse kinstones with the Roll Attack trainer to get there (you’ll need the flippers).

Effect: Makes the spin attack go even further.

Great Spin Attack upgrade #2

Location: Behind a waterfall near the castle walls. Fuse a kinstone with the Peril Beam trainer to get there (once again you’ll need the flippers).

Effect: Increases the distance you can go with the spin attack.

Speed up ‘Cloning’

Location: Fuse a kinstone with the sword beam trainer so you can get behind a waterfall in the western mountain with your flippers.

Effect: Enables Link to make copies of himself more quickly.

Boss Guide

Deepwood Shrine

Mini-Boss – Madderpillar

Hit it’s nose to turn it white. Go to it’s tail and start hitting it.

Boss – Big Green Chuchu

Use the Gust Jar to suck up the Chu Jelly from it’s feet and it will fall over. Now you can hit it’s head.

Cave of Flames

Boss – Gleerok

Fire the Cane of Pacci at it’s back, then walk over it’s neck and hit it’s back while it is unconscious.

Fortress of Winds

Boss – Mazaal

Shoot the palms of Mazaal’s hands with arrows, then hit them with your sword. When both hands are out of action, shrink and enter Mazaal’s mouth. Once inside find the vulnerable pillar and keep hitting it.

Temple of Droplets

Mini-Boss – Big Blue Chuchu

You can defeat him the same way as the boss from the first dungeon. Just don’t attack while he is charged.

Boss – Big Octorok

Deflect the stones it shoots at you with your shield until the Octorok freezes itself. Take this opportunity to set fire to the flower on it’s back with your lantern.

Palace of Winds

Boss – Gyorg Pair

Hit the small blue Gyorg in the eye when it opens one whilst avoiding it’s tail and the small green enemies. When you reach the big red Gyorg use the flashing tiles to duplicate yourself and hit all it’s eyes at the same time. After that hit all the eyes whenever they open. Eventually the blue Gyorg will drop down and the red one will soon follow.

Dark Hyrule Castle

Final Boss – Vaati

Vaati takes on multiple forms during this battle. First he moves around with eyes floating around him. Destroy the eyes then attack the big eye when it opens. When he shoots a black hole at you suck it up. Do the same when black holes circle around him. Attack the eye whenever possible.

In the second form you must shoot the balls surrounding Vaati with your arrows until you find four red ones. You must then hit them all at once with the 4-Link technique. Still with four Links hit Vaati’s eye and repeat until this form is defeated.

In Vaati’s final form wait until he sinks one of his arms into the ground. It will reappear somewhere else. Flip it over, shrink and enter the arm. Inside find the eye that is deepest red and kill it to destroy the arm. Once both arms are destroyed Vaati will shoot lightning and lasers at you. Dodge the lightning and shoot back the lasers with the 4-Link technique. If you successfully return all the lasers you can hit Vaati in the eye. Repeat this until Vaati is defeated!




About marty14

English and Creative Writing Graduate with a lifelong video games obsession.

Posted on June 1, 2014, in 3DS, Cheats & Tips, Wii U and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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