Quantcast
Miniboss Monday: Whelk - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Miniboss Monday: Whelk


12:10 PM on 09.24.2007



 
Today's "Miniboss Monday" is none other than Whelk from Final Fantasy VI (or Final Fantasy III for those of you who are still ethnocentric.) Whelk is the first boss you encounter shortly after beginning your journey through the bustling industry super-town of Narshe. Your task was to retrieve the frozen esper from the caves to the north, but apparently, the guards were expecting your arrival.
 
But wait a second here, this doesn't make any sense. Why the hell would you have a lightning-eating snail protect a primeval demigod of Magic? Doesn't that seem kind of, y'know, ridiculous? Snaileb could've been a more fitting guardian.
 
Any-dang-way, back on task. As mentioned, Whelk's main claim to game fame is his uncanny ability to hide inside his condo-sized shell and retaliate with a rather nasty counter. Thing is, he'll only do this if you didn't pay any attention for the first minute of the fight and attack him when he's in his shell, or if you already had an attack queued up for the next turn and he magically decides to flee just before you get it off. What a drag.
 
Regardless, Whelk is a fairly simple fight which just results in you spamming TekMissles or Fire Beams for a few turns, waiting, and then repeating. Not the most monumentous of fights, but a memorable first step into one of the greatest RPGs of all-time.
 
That's all for this week's edition. But I leave you, the community, with one simple question; who or what would've made a better defense mechanism for Tritoch? 





Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Final Fantasy

5:30 PM on 12.11.2014
Final Fantasy VII PS4 will cost more than the recent PC port

Last weekend, Square Enix screwed with its fans with too much pomp around announcing a PS4 release of the original Final Fantasy VII, seemingly a port of last year's PC release. You can get last year's PC release for $12 on Steam, but when Final Fantasy VII comes to PS4 in spring of 2015, it will be $16. I guess that's $4 for "system-exclusive features." The Share button, maybe? more



8:00 AM on 12.10.2014
Final Fantasy XIV deploys marriage patch this week

Want to get married in Final Fantasy XIV? Now is your time. The Ceremony of Eternal Bonding is now live, and to get married, all you have to do is submit an application on the Mog Station portal. Up to 80 guests can attend, ...more



2:02 PM on 12.06.2014
Final Fantasy VII Returns announced for PS4

Square Enix has announced a new project at the PlayStation Experience -- Final Fantasy VII Returns. It will apparently be a release of the PC version of the game with upscaled visuals. Again, this does not seem to be a ...more



View all Final Fantasy






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more