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

2:11 PM on 10.18.2014
Final Fantasy XIV's new 'Heavensward' expansion looks really badass

Live at the Final Fantasy XIV Fanfest event in Las Vegas, Square Enix revealed the newest expansion for the game, titled Heavensward. It's due out in spring 2015, and a number of details have been given as to what to ex...more



9:00 AM on 10.17.2014
Shiva does her thing in the debut trailer for Final Fantasy XIV's 'Dreams of Ice' update

Square Enix is gearing up for the release of Final Fantasy XIV's patch 2.4, titled "Dreams of Ice." As expected it will feature Shiva as the new badass Primal encounter, with the new storyline leading up to her rise. Th...more



11:45 AM on 10.16.2014
Final Fantasy and World of Warcraft composers join up for a concert

Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu and World of Warcraft composer Jason Hayes are teaming up with their respective bands, The Earthbound Papas and Critical Hit, to perform live at Naka-Kon in Overland Park, Kansas this Nove...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