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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 55
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 55
  3. Negative: 0 out of 55
  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: 22 out of 26
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 26
  3. Negative: 4 out of 26
  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. Alexcooldude
    Jun 20, 2004
    10
    AWESOME GAME!!!!!!! This is one of my favourite games ever, the multiplayer is the best.
  3. OmarD.
    Jul 30, 2005
    10
    I think this games very fun and chalenging for single player , and its even beter for multiplayer. this is just one of those games that you I think this games very fun and chalenging for single player , and its even beter for multiplayer. this is just one of those games that you can play for a long time en never get bored. Expand
  4. KevinM.
    Jul 22, 2004
    9
    It's a good game, cause it has things from the classic games like princess'es zeldas castle.
  5. Graikor
    Jun 27, 2006
    9
    Loved this game! Perfectly charming in one-player, although it would be nice to use a collection of accessories. Exponentially better with Loved this game! Perfectly charming in one-player, although it would be nice to use a collection of accessories. Exponentially better with more players. Expand
  6. Jun 9, 2013
    8
    It may be one of the most difficult games to organise (every player needs their own GBA and link cable) but Four Swords Adventure is one ofIt may be one of the most difficult games to organise (every player needs their own GBA and link cable) but Four Swords Adventure is one of the most enjoyable co-operative, and sometimes competitive, multi-player experiences available on home consoles.

    Imagine a four player version of A Link to the Past and you aren’t far off. Each player controls their own different coloured Link using their GBA, when they enter a building or cave for example the play switches to their GBA and no one else can see what they are up to. Working together is therefore vital to solving the games puzzles as well as defeating the toughest enemies. Brilliantly however each player is also trying to collect as many gems as possible for themselves. This leads to some fantastic moments when, having just spent twenty minutes working together to proceed through a level, all friendships are forgotten as you throw your mate of a cliff in order to collect the 200 rupee gem that has just been discovered.

    As a single player experience that are better Zelda games available but if you can find three GBA owning mates Four Swords Adventure is a game not to be missed.
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  7. Nov 13, 2016
    0
    It's the return of the 4 twinks in Four Twinks 2: Twinks Harder, but minus 3 because I still don't have any friends. But anyway, for some ****It's the return of the 4 twinks in Four Twinks 2: Twinks Harder, but minus 3 because I still don't have any friends. But anyway, for some **** reason I need a gameboy to play this gamecube game, as if the government needs another god damn peripheral to spy on me and make sure I'm doing what the shadow masters told me. ELIMINATE AL GORE ELIMINATE AL GORE ELIMINATE AL GORE, but anyway, 0 out of ****g 10 because I couldn't make the disc balance on my wiener. Ted Cruz is actually a human sized dragon being that hates porn. Expand

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