At Portland Retro Gaming Expo I picked up a new Gameboy Advance alongside Zelda: Four Swords & Link to the Past Advance. Originally I wanted to play a few original Gameboy titles but couldn't because of battery save issues so I decided to play Link to the Past instead. If you grew up in the SNES era, you've played Link to the Past. I didn't know the game could be improved but the simple act of playing it on a handheld made the experience that much better. It's still the same game I remember but being able to play it anywhere I want is so much better. The game isn't as long as I remember nor are the dungeons as annoying as I remember some being. Because I only had a few games as a kid and played Zelda a zillion times, I bet my annoyance with certain parts were due to my constant replay of it.

The game has been reviewed into the ground and I have said a ton about the game here already but I will say this game is still a classic and hasn't lost anything over the years. If I had a slight gripe I guess the story and characters are a bit thin but it's a really streamlined game and is because of it.

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 11/03/2015 at 08:00pm

Did you get to play through the added Temple of the four swords? It's a pretty cool add on. :D

You get to play through tougher versions of the Dark World bosses.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 11/03/2015 at 08:05pm

Unfortunately no. You have to beat the 4 Swords to unlock that. I haven't played much of Four Swords because I don't know anyone here that has it. Can you play it with only two players?

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 11/03/2015 at 10:52pm

Yes you can. My old room mate had it as well, and the two of us played it a few times. Didn't get enough medals to unlock the new sword tech or whatever it was, but I did get to play through the new temple in LttP. :)

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