The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, known as Zelda no Densetsu: Fushigi no Bōshi (Japanese: ゼルダの伝説 ふしぎのぼうしHepburn: Zeruda no Densetsu: Fushigi no Bōshi?) in Japan, is the twelfth game in The Legend of Zelda series of video games, developed by Capcom, with Nintendo overseeing the development process. It was released for the Game Boy Advance in 2004 in Japan and Europe and 2005 in North America andAustralia. The Minish Cap was the only original Zelda game released for the Game Boy Advance.
The Minish Cap is the third Zelda game that involves the legend of the Four Sword, expanding on the story of Four Swords and Four Swords Adventures. A magical, talking cap named Ezlo can shrink Link to the size of the Picori, a thumb-sized race that live in Hyrule. The game retains some common themes of previous Zelda installments, such as the presence of Gorons, while introducing Kinstones and other new gameplay features.
The Minish Cap was generally well received among critics. It was named the 20th best Game Boy Advance game in an IGN feature, and was selected as the 2005 Game Boy Advance Game of the Year by GameSpot.