The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Includes Four Swords) - Game Boy Advance
- For the Game Boy Advance
- Platform: Game Boy Advance
- ESRB Rating: Everyone
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
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Adventure game A Link to the Past seamlessly mixes brain-bending puzzles and supreme swashbuckling action, as hero Link travels between the Light World and the Dark World, conquering fierce monsters and uncovering Hyrule's deepest secrets along the way. Also included on the cartridge is a new multi-player adventure, Four Swords, in which up to four players can cooperate and compete (link cable and extra copies of the game required). 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.
Since The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is on the same Game Pak as Four Swords, what you do in one game affects gameplay in the other. If you learn a new sword move such as the Beam Sword attack in A Link to the Past, you can use the special move during your adventures in Four Swords. After you beat the final bosses in both games, a whole new dungeon will open in A Link to the Past. In Four Swords, the player who earns the most Rupees in an area wins a medal. Once you earn 10 medals you can begin a riddle quest in A Link to the Past.
Got Game Boy Advance friends and a Game Link Cable? Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is a retelling of the venerable series' first game with a quest for up to four players--all from one cartridge. The game is a mix of action and puzzles where Link must travel between the Light and Dark worlds to rescue Princess Zelda.
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Top Customer Reviews
Faithful to the SNES version of it and improving
little by little on many aspects.
As always, beware of GBA BOOTLEGs. While I was
lucky (mine was able to save regardless), bootlegs have
nefarious consequences such as UNABLE TO SAVE.
Make sure you got a genuine one.
Not too fancy, but not horrible either. This is how graphics SHOULD be in this kind of game! The graphics in the Four Swords multiplayer adventure are a lot more cutesy than the ones in the regular game.
Play Control. 4.5/5
It takes getting used to at first, but ultimately it's a very satisfying scheme. You'll love it.
The game isn't terribly difficult. The real challenge is in the dungeons. You'll find yourself solving all kinds of puzzles. Also, there are pieces of heart (this was the first game to have them) to hunt down. Finding them all is kind of a challenge in its own right.
Fun IS this game. Put simply this game is so addicting, that once you start playing, you're not gonna have a life outside of it. Okay, maybe that's exaggerating a bit, but it's still damn good fun. This is only added to by some mini-games and side quests.
The music isn't great, but it certainly has its moments. Like the second NES Zelda, the music really matches the mood of your atmospheres. The sound is basic and to the point - enough said there.
A young boy and his uncle get a telepathic call from a captured Princess who needs rescue. The uncle gets injured beyond fighting condition and gives the boy his sword. Soon enough he sets out on a quest to eliminate evil. Overall a good story.Read more ›
Otherwise the game is a perfect port and great for getting that quick Zelda fix. Go back and play this once you're done with The Minish Cap ;)
All I can say is it is somehow better in graphics than it's SNES counterpart. I guess it is due to the Gameboy advance being a 32 bit system, rather than the SNES's 16.
Four Swords offers good sound effects, along with the original music. Now, when Link does the sword swipe it does the "Hyaah!" from Ocarina of Time, and the sound effects when Link falls also from OOT.
Fun level: 10
This game is fun, hands down. After you beat A Link to the Past, you can get a link cable and play up to 4 players on the extra game: Four swords. After you beat Four Swords, in A Link to the Past you can go to the "Secret Temple" and play a short game where you have to beat four Links... mysteriously similar to the one in Zelda WindWaker. He also has the wild spin you learn from the figting guru guy.
All in all this is an awesome game which you will get your money's worth. Buy this game!
Most recent customer reviews
Came as described. Shpped quickly. Game is great of course.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
The cartridge is very worn, sticker almost gone. Game works, but you can't play four swords without other people having the game as well.Published 13 months ago by Mikey B Paul
I have played about 4 Zelda games altogether, and this was the best ever!!! I haven't even played the multiplayer Four Swords adventure yet, and I give it 5 stars already! Read morePublished on July 6 2004
this is a great game. i got it last year as a trade for harry potter 1 at gamestop. it was a horribly great game! i beat the game, but i couldnt have done without a walkthrough. Read morePublished on June 9 2004
This game (like the SNES version) rocks. It has got to be one of the best ever made. Its good and long like a video game should be. Read morePublished on May 18 2004