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  • Summary: The legend continues on the GameCube in an all-new epic adventure for one to four players. To thwart Vaati's vile forces, Link turns to the mystical power of the Four Swords to split himself into four colored copies of himself. Now you and your friends can simultaneously participate inThe legend continues on the GameCube in an all-new epic adventure for one to four players. To thwart Vaati's vile forces, Link turns to the mystical power of the Four Swords to split himself into four colored copies of himself. Now you and your friends can simultaneously participate in cooperative and competitive action and master skills and techniques new to the Legend of Zelda series. In Four Swords Adventures, up to four players can link their Game Boy Advances to the GameCube to join a fun and intense competition for Force Gems while cooperating to move massive blocks, trigger switches, and slay mighty bosses. Expand
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  1. A mixture of numerous ideas and seemingly unrelated modes that melds to form an exquisite game. Zelda is ever changing, and this iteration sees the dream of true connectivity come to fruition for Nintendo while bringing a fresh face to the series. [Import]
  2. A fantastic game that uses the GBA link in a meaningful way, turning a pretty good single player game into an over the top joy to play multiplayer experience.
  3. It is best with four friends though: my girlfriend, two other friends and I discovered this after we lost 10 hours of our lives in one sitting. If that doesn't say something about this game, nothing else will.
  4. If Nintendo gives us more of this fun, we won't have to shake our heads in disappointment every time the word connectivity is mentioned in a sentence.
  5. 85
    There is a very satisfying mix of competitive and cooperative gameplay. And because of the way that the level design, puzzle design and all four Links work together so greatly, the end experience is a truly entertaining and enjoyable one.
  6. Playing this with a friend or single player can be a blast, but remember to play with the right kind of gamers.
  7. There's no question that The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures handily trumps "Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles" as the best example of Nintendo's connectivity plan and serves up some fun multiplayer gaming.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 4 out of 24
  1. May 3, 2014
    10
    This is an absolute masterpiece of local multiplayer. I hope the 3ds can get a sequel soon with online multiplayer. The only bad thing aboutThis is an absolute masterpiece of local multiplayer. I hope the 3ds can get a sequel soon with online multiplayer. The only bad thing about is all the Gameboy cables. I got **** ton of them hanging around so I wasn't worried. The adventure is epic and its a great merge between Wind Waker and A Link to the Past. The game kept me excited from beginning to end. Expand
  2. DanielS.
    Jun 14, 2004
    10
    Multiplayer can turn into absolute madness! collect the chickens was an endless fight!!
  3. LorenaM.
    Mar 8, 2005
    10
    This is the best edition yet. I enjoy having the overhead view again, it makes the game much more fun. I have been a Zelda fan since day one This is the best edition yet. I enjoy having the overhead view again, it makes the game much more fun. I have been a Zelda fan since day one and will always enjoy all of thier games. Expand
  4. DragonKnightofFinalFantasy
    Jun 24, 2004
    9
    I think this game is freakin' great! I know the graphics are 2D on the Gamecube but the way this game works 2D works better gameplay I think this game is freakin' great! I know the graphics are 2D on the Gamecube but the way this game works 2D works better gameplay works perfectly storyline is the way a Zelda game that doesn't have Ganondorf should be like ( Link's Awakening, Oracle of Seasons) I have only two complaints; 1. You can hold only one tool you can't hold your magic rod and bommerang at the same time and you lose them next level. 2. My biggest complaint the one that took the point off one player can get pretty boring it is better in multiplayer and all. Expand
  5. LarsenP.
    Jan 8, 2005
    9
    I have felt as if I went back in time when I first played 'A Link to the Past'. The pointis that this one plays even better!!!!! I have felt as if I went back in time when I first played 'A Link to the Past'. The pointis that this one plays even better!!!!! Long live 2D! If you loved Zelda III, you shouldnpt miss this one. It rocks! Expand
  6. Dec 16, 2017
    8
    This game was made for trolls, I'm not sure what Nintendo thought would happen if you take four friends together and have them try to solveThis game was made for trolls, I'm not sure what Nintendo thought would happen if you take four friends together and have them try to solve puzzles together but it does not turn out that well, not saying the game is bad by any means, just that my friends would end up killing me nonstop and that's all that would ever get accomplished. I think this game has way more potential than people realize. The only sad part about this game is that you were required to have gameboy adapters and that just caused the entire game in itself to be a hassle to hook up, I do like the idea of using the screens on the gameboys individually when you go inside certain dungeons or buildings though. I was also a huge fan of the ds version of this game that they did. This games are so fun and honestly I am a little sad I never had friends to play the 3ds version, that one looked like fun. I hope they make one for the switch though. Expand
  7. Dec 24, 2011
    0
    Want to play a great game with your friends? Have a Wii or a Gamecube sitting around? Perfect! Look into any other game BESIDES this one! InWant to play a great game with your friends? Have a Wii or a Gamecube sitting around? Perfect! Look into any other game BESIDES this one! In order to play with friends you will need 4 GameBoy Advance's and 4 GBA to GameCube link cables. Everyone has that sitting around right (sarcasm)?

    Now I remember why I never played this back in 2004. THIS GAME WILL NOT PLAY WITH 4 REGULAR GAMECUBE CONTROLLERS! Thanks Nintendo!
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