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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.

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past/Four Swords Game Boy Advance What a fight!
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past/Four Swords Game Boy Advance Four Swords title screen
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past/Four Swords Game Boy Advance Guards! Guards!

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

NintendoWorldReport Jan 20, 2003 10 out of 10 100
GamesCollection Mar 02, 2009 9.5 out of 10 95
GameSpot Dec 09, 2002 9.2 out of 10 92
All Game Guide 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Pocket Gamer UK Oct 22, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Gamezine Apr 02, 2003 18 out of 20 90
Insert Credit Jan 27, 2003 8.7 out of 10 87
VicioJuegos.com Feb 21, 2006 84 out of 100 84
Games TM Jan, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Netjak Feb 12, 2002 7.375 out of 10 74

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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