The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Media



System: GameBoy Advance
Developer: Nintendo: R&D2
Publisher: Nintendo
Genre: Action/Adventure
Number of Players: 1-4
Peripherals: Link Cable
Cartridge Size: n/a
Release Date: December 9th, 2002
With anticipation growing for the new Zelda for GameCube, Nintendo has decided to port a classic SNES Zelda game so that the new-age, GBA gamers can add it to their collection. Zelda Advance: A Link to the Past is pretty much a direct port of the SNES game. The music, game play and controls have been successfully duplicated so that they operate on the GBA effectively.

While the port is old, the multi-player mode is new. The first multi-player Zelda game will be released in the same cartridge as the port and will be called, Legend of Zelda: The Four Swords. This game will have players hook up their GBA for some killer 4-player Zelda action. The different colour Link characters in the game are a rendition of the new cel-shaded Link in the upcoming GameCube game. The players must compete for Rupees while working together to get through the map.

So, along with the new Zelda, you have some classic Zelda. So while you travel, you can think about Zelda while playing your GBA, then get home and play your GameCube Zelda. Get ready this winter for a Zelda invasion.

Here is a press released game summary:
This game features two games in one - the complete Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) game plus an all-new first-ever multiplayer Zelda game! In the one-player mode, A Link to the Past, 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.

In the multiplayer game, Four Swords, between two to four players take on the roles of young adventurers who answer a challenge from the Triforce. They must brave the dangers of multiple dungeons in a quest to find the Master Sword. Their strength will be tested by fierce monsters, their wisdom tested by complex puzzles, and their courage tested by having to cooperate with each other to overcome obstacles.




  • First multiplayer Zelda game, The Legend of the Four Swords.
  • Port of the SNES game.
  • One of the best games ever made.

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