Nightmare Fuel: The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

Contrary to most predictions, Capcom's The Legend of Zelda games live up to the series' well-known quality. Too bad this includes the series' amount of Nightmare Fuel. After all, this is still The Legend of Zelda. There's no Ganon here, but Vaati, the guy in charge, makes up for that. Heck yeah, he does.


  • For starters, Vaati's voiceclips come from the Happy Mask Salesman.
  • The Fortress of Winds and Castor Wilds, the latter of which are named after a toxic plant; more generally, the former is just plain freaky overall.
    • Castor Wilds are probably named after the Greek hero Castor, one of the sons of the North Wind.
  • King's Valley and the Royal Crypt, the latter of which contains an eerie reworking of a very familiar old tune.
  • The Very Definitely Final Dungeon, Dark Hyrule Castle, has the chimes that play while Vaati is draining the light force from Zelda: the first two times the bell rings are scripted, but the third is up to the player: if players aren't fast enough, it triggers a Non-Standard Game Over, and the player is forced to see Zelda as a permanently lifeless stone statue with Vaati triumphant..
    • Doesn't help that the first room after the second bell contains a Black Darknut that is pretty much a Boss in Mook Clothing.