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

Everyone
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90
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Written by  :  Dark Cloud (35)
Written on  :  Dec 31, 2003

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Summary

Lovely port of the SNES version that is perfect for any Zelda fan's library.

The Good

I've experienced the fun that the SNES version throws your way as a kid and got this version for my birthday years later and I have to say that pretty much everything is good. If you played the SNES version of LttP, you pretty much know exactly what to expect this time around, but there were a lot of changes which I'm proud they added, such as being able to kill enemies with the Lamp when you're too lazy to use your sword, and being able to break pots and jars when you get a stronger sword when lifting and throwing isn't fast enough. The graphics haven't changed and they're pretty nice to look at. The dungeons and bosses and enemies were also pretty decent and the puzzles and challenge were a nice gaming experience. The music that plays in this game (especially the Zelda theme music that plays in the Light World overworld) is a worthwhile listen.

Since I don't have more than one Game Boy Advance or the connect cable (or whatever you want to call it), I don't have an opinion about the Four Swords.

The Bad

This game is so great, I can't think of a single thing I didn't like. But Link's constant yelling and screaming (taken directly from Ocarina of Time) when he swings his sword, falls down a pit, etc. can get annoying after a while.

The Bottom Line

OVERALL RATING: 10/10 This is yet another port of a popular Nintendo game that I recommend to all Zelda fans.