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

Everyone
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
90
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.6
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Advertising Blurbs

www.nintendo-europe.com – Game Boy Advance (UK):
    One of the world's most popular videogame characters makes his Game Boy Advance debut - in a Game Pak loaded with not one, but two Zelda titles, including the first-ever multiplayer Zelda game!

    The one-player mode in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is the complete Super Nintendo classic, squeezed onto a cart no bigger than a strip of chewing gum. In this sprawling adventure, Link receives a telepathic message from Zelda, imploring him to help. He must find the Master Sword, then travel to the Dark World to defeat Ganon and restore peace to the land of Hyrule.

    The second game, Four Swords, is an all-new, first-ever multiplayer Zelda title! Between two to four players brave the dangers of multiple dungeons in a quest to find the Master Sword - and enjoy a unique blend of co-operation and back-stabbing as they unite to solve puzzles and swap items, and compete to pick up rupees and increase their individual scores.

    Both games feature tons of that special Zelda brand of monster-battling, puzzle-solving, item-using action. Talk to all sorts of people and creatures to gain information about how to move forward in your quest. Fight enemies and battle through dangerous and complicated dungeons to recover key objects that open new areas. Wield swords, throw bombs, perform dash attacks, manipulate objects; and, of course, acquire items that give additional abilities.

    At the 2002 E3 show in Los Angeles, Mr Shigeru Miyamoto - the creator of the Zelda series - took to the stage with representatives from Namco, Sega and Capcom to demonstrate the maniacal multiplayer fun of Four Swords. Seeing the four bigwigs laugh, joke and jostle as the multiple Links were guided, thrown and even shoved down holes was all the proof needed that this first multiplayer Zelda will be firmly glued in your Game Boy Advance slot come launch.

    The biggest, most beautiful handheld Zelda game yet: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is a legend in its own right.

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5066) on Mar 28, 2007.

"Nintendo Winter 2002" promotional booklet-Game Boy Advance:

    The classic Super NES game, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, makes its triumphant return on the Game Boy Advance!

    Featuring all of the game play that you came to love, the game is virtually a perfect bit-for-bit translation of the original. With two worlds, eleven dungeons, and a huge overworld to explore, the original is still the defining game of its kind.

    But that's just the beginning! Also included is the first-ever multiplayer Zelda game, Four Swords. By linking up your Game Boy Advance systems, four players can compete and cooperate to battle through various dungeons. Players can exchange items, fight enemies and pick up as many Rupees as they can to increase their individual scores. It's a unique blend of cooperation and backstabbing that's sure to have you and your friends glued to your Game Boy Advance systems. This is sure to be one of the "must-have" games for the Game Boy Advance!

    Enjoy additional features by connecting to Nintendo GameCube The Legend of Zelda!

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Feb 26, 2006.

"YOUR JOURNEY IS JUST BEGINNING..." promotional booklet-GBA:
    In A Link to the Past, Link answers a telepathic cry for help from Zelda and finds himself traveling throughout the Hyrule to restore peace to the land. Only when he climbs to the top of Death Mountain does he discover that he must travel back and forth between the linked worlds of Dark and Light to finally banish the wizard Agahnim and his master, Ganon. In Four Swords, up to four players must brave dangerous dungeons to defeat the wind mage, Vaati. Their strength will be tested by fierce monsters, their wisdom tested by complex puzzles, and their cooperation skills tested by difficult obstacles.

    • In A Link to the Past, you'll need to talk to many people and creatures to complete your quest. You must also fight enemies, find itemsand weapons, and fight your way throughdangerous and complex dungeons.
    • As you travel back and forth between the worlds, you'll uncover mysterious connections between the two. As you do, you'll wield your sword, throw bombs, dash through danger, and use a host of magical items!
    • In Four Swords, players will face puzzles that require the cooperation of two or more players to solve, but everyone will also be competing for Rupees. It's a unique blend of cooperation and backstabbing!

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Oct 26, 2005.

www.zelda.com - GBA:

    Two Legendary Games. One Game Pak.



    In A Link to the Past, an evil sorcerer named Agahnim gains control of Hyrule and uses his power to free Ganon from his prison in the Dark World. In Four Swords, a terrible Wind Mage named Vaati kidnaps Princess Zelda and seals her away in his palace.

    Contributed by Alrightya (312) on Jun 20, 2005.

www.nintendo.com - Game Boy Advance:
    Two Legendary Games. One Game Pak.

    Whether you choose solo or competitive play, The Legend of Zelda: a Link to the Past / Four Swords will keep your eyes, fingers, and mind occupied like no other game on Game Boy Advance!

    Features

    • Classic adventure gaming at its finest, A Link to the Past seamlessly mixes brain-bending puzzles and supreme swashbuckling action.
    • Up to four players can cooperate and compete in Four Swords -- where four Links fight together through some of the most wicked dungeons ever seen.
    • Complete special tasks in Four Swords to unlock cool features in A Link to the Past -- and vice versa!
    • Randomly generated dungeons in Four Swords ensure that the game is different each time you play.


    In A Link to the Past, Link travels between the Light World and the Dark World, conquering fierce monsters and uncovering Hyrule's deepest secrets along the way. It's one of Link's most challenging adventures of all time!

    What makes Four Swords so fun is the communication and cooperation it requires between the players. As few as two players can work their way through the game together, but it's infinitely more fun with a full roster. The dungeon puzzles have been designed to demand that multiple heroes solve problems and slash foes together, but even as you cooperate, you compete against your friends to see who can collect the most Rupees. The ensuing action is pure multiplayer bliss.

    The more you play Four Swords, the more of Four Swords there is. Every time you play, the dungeons are different than the last time you plundered them. Four Swords creates a dungeon level by randomly selecting a dungeon setting -- a vast area with many set challenges -- then dropping a randomly selected new dungeon part into it. As you gain more keys and experience, obstacles become more challenging and levels become more difficult. There are dozens of settings and parts available for each separate area, so you'll always be challenged with new dungeon levels!

    Bottom Line

    If you own a Game Boy Advance, don't miss The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past / Four Swords. From classic adventure gaming to multiplayer mayhem, this game has it all!

    Contributed by Xoleras (66248) on Jan 03, 2005.

Back Cover (GBA - US):
    A legend begins anew ... and a new multiplayer adventure is born!

    Take up your sword and prepare to defend Hyrule -- the Super NES classic, A Link to the Past, is now on Game Boy Advance! As evil seeps across the kingdom, you must explore deep dungeons and uncover dark secrets on an epic quest to defeat the evil wizard, Agahnim. And now you can also link up and play Four Swords, the first-ever four-player Zelda adventure!

    • Bring like to the world! Master items like the Hookshot, Power Glove and Pegasus Shoes as you warp between the massive Light and Dark Worlds on one of Link's most epic adventures.
    • Link your Links! Four Swords isn't just the first multiplayer Zelda game -- it's also a unique mix of competition and cooperation that'll have you and up to three friends scrambling for Rupees!

    Contributed by Kartanym (10780) on May 06, 2003.