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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords
ゼルダの伝説 神々のトライフォース&4つの剣
Zeruda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Toraifōsu & 4 Tsu no Ken
Four Swords Box.jpg
Boxart of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords
Developer(s): Nintendo
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform: Game Boy Advance
Category: Action-adventure
Players: 1-4
Predecessor: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons
Successor: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Release dates
N. America: December 2, 2002
Japan: March 14, 2003
Europe: March 28, 2003
USK: 6
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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords is a compilation title in The Legend of Zelda series, developed by Flagship and Capcom and released for Game Boy Advance. The game features a port of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and an original multiplayer game titled The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords.


Story (Four Swords)

Many years ago, the wind mage Vaati would use his powers to terrorize the land of Hyrule, until a young boy wielding a sword that could split his body into four copies of himself challenged him and defeated him, trapping Vaati inside the blade. The sword became known in legend as the "Four Sword", and a shrine was built to protect its power. In the present, Princess Zelda senses something at the Four Sword Shrine and has Link accompany her as she investigates. At the shrine, it is revealed that Vaati has broken his seal and freed himself, capturing Princess Zelda. Link draws the Four Sword, its power splitting him into four individual Links who must now work together to save the princess and defeat Vaati once again.


When the game is started up, the player is taken to a new title screen where they can access their save files for both games. When a game is selected, the player is taken to the title screen for that game.

Technical details

Technical Details

Game Boy Advance Game Pak

Supported features

Game Boy Advance Link Cable (2-4 players)

Input / compatible controllers

Game Boy Advance

Other releases

Title Cover art Platform Release date(s) Notes
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition DSiWare WW: September 28, 2011 A standalone port of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords, originally released during the The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary event.

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Main series

The Legend of Zelda (Classic NES Series) • The Adventure of Link (Classic NES Series) • A Link to the Past • Link's Awakening (DX • Nintendo Switch) • Ocarina of Time (Master Quest • 3D) • Majora's Mask (3D) • Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons • The Wind Waker (HD) • Four Swords (Anniversary Edition) • Four Swords Adventures • The Minish Cap • Twilight Princess (HD) • Phantom Hourglass • Spirit Tracks • Skyward Sword (HD) • A Link Between Worlds • Tri Force Heroes • Breath of the Wild • Tears of the Kingdom

Other games
BS-X games BS The Legend of Zelda • The Ancient Stone Tablets • Triforce of the Gods
Tingle games Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland • Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love • Tingle's Balloon Fight DS • Dekisugi Tingle Pack
Other games
Picross games Picross NP Vol. 5 • My Nintendo Picross: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Unreleased games / demos Mystical Seed of Courage • Retro Studios prototype • Tingle horror game • Zelda HD Experience
The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia • The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts • The Legend of Zelda: Encyclopedia • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Explorer's Guide
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