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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past/Four Swords (Game Boy Advance)

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90
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3.6
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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past/Four Swords features two games, a port of the SNES game The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and a new multiplayer adventure called Four Swords.

A long time ago in Hyrule, there was a hero who used a legendary sword (which is called "Four Sword") to defeat a sorcerer called Vaati and trapped him into the sword. After the battle, people built a shrine to protect the Four Sword.

Several years later, princess Zelda noticed that Vaati might have escaped from the blade of the Four Sword. She asked Link to come to the Four Sword shrine to check with her. As soon as they came there, Vaati captured Zelda and carried her away.

Some little fairies later told Link that princess Zelda was at Vaati's palace up on the sky. In an attempt to recuse Zelda, Link dragged the Four Sword and it created three more Links! The Links then began their adventure to save Zelda...

Four Swords requires from two to four players. There are five levels (a training level, three main levels and Vaati palace-an unlockable level). During the game, players must collect as many Ruppees as possible while solving puzzles and defeating enemies. When enough Ruppees are collected, the Great Fairy will give the players a key to open the unlockable level. At the end of each level, the one who collects the most Ruppees will be the winner.

When any of the players dies, the number of Ruppees collected will decrease. The more times a Link dies, the more Ruppees are lost. The game is over when there are not enough Ruppees to revive any Link.

Screenshots

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past/Four Swords Game Boy Advance Where am I?
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past/Four Swords Game Boy Advance Going to the Four Sword shrine (intro)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past/Four Swords Game Boy Advance More intro
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past/Four Swords Game Boy Advance The magic shop has a new owner in this version. She is a great design!

Alternate Titles

  • "ゼルダの伝説 神々のトライフォース&4つの剣" -- Japanese GBA spelling
  • "Zelda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Triforce & 4tsu no Tsurugi" -- Japanese GBA title

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User Reviews

Lovely port of the SNES version that is perfect for any Zelda fan's library. Dark Cloud (35) unrated
One of the best RPGs, any system A D (3) unrated
An almost perfect port of the SNES classic. kbmb (399) unrated

The Press Says

Silicon-Fusion.com May 05, 2003 10 out of 10 100
Legendra Feb 17, 2003 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GamePro (US) Dec 13, 2002 5 out of 5 100
GameSpy Dec 15, 2002 94 out of 100 94
neXGam 2003 9.3 out of 10 93
GameSpot Dec 09, 2002 9.2 out of 10 92
Pocket Gamer UK Oct 22, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Gamezine Apr 02, 2003 18 out of 20 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Apr 25, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Gamestyle Aug 08, 2006 9 out of 10 90

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Game Boy Advance version of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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Tien Thuy Le Nguyen (2123) added The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past/Four Swords (Game Boy Advance) on May 22, 2011