Shen Qi De Mao Zi
The title screen.
Publisher Shenzhen Nanjing Technology Co., Ltd.
Developer Shenzhen Nanjing Technology Co., Ltd.
Cart ID(s) NJ052
Original developer Nintendo
Console Famicom
Sound engine Tecmo sund engine
Alternate names/hacks The Legend Of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass

Shen Qi De Mao Zi is a backport of The Legend Of Zelda: The Minish Cap for the NES published and developed by Shenzhen Nanjing. The biggest change is to the gameplay, where instead of being a standard Action-Adventure game that Zelda is, it's instead a turn based RPG.


The game follows the story of the Minish Cap, albeit the text is in Chinese. The gameplay revolves around puzzles, and is a turn based RPG. The biggest problem is that the enemies level up with you, so they always end up being stronger than you. Therefore, the game is practically unbeatable.

The game starts with peaceful music, and Link and Zelda talk for a while, before extremely intense music plays, although nothing wrong is happening, much like Feng Yin Dao Zelda, a backport of Links Awakening. Zelda, an old guy, and Link talk for a while, and thenLink must follow Zelda around. Once the game starts, the player will notice that it is a turn based RPG instead of the normal Zelda action RPG with enemies that scale to your level. The game doesn't really tell the player where to go, making the player wander around, fighting enemies that are stronger then Link is, and dying.

The "game over" screen.


  • The game's overworld theme is the trainer battle music from Lei Dian Huang Bi Ka Qiu Chuan Sho, also by Shenzhen Nanjing.
  • There exists a title hack of the game that changes it to say The Phantom Hourglass. Besides the title screen it's the exact same game.

    The title screen of the Phantom Hourglass hack.

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