The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures
|The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures
| March 18, 2004
June 7, 2004
January 7, 2005
April 7, 2005
Game Boy Advance (with Link Cable)
|Single player, 2-4 players
Game Boy Advance
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures is a Nintendo GameCube title and the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords. The game was both developed and published by Nintendo. It was first released in Japan and North America in 2004 and in Europe and Australia in 2005. The game's main gimmick is how the Nintendo GameCube–Game Boy Advance Link Cable can be used as a controller instead of a traditional Nintendo GameCube Controller. Early in production, it was intended as a prequel to The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and several graphical and setting similarities remain from that in the final game.
The game takes place an unspecified amount of time after Four Swords, where the seal keeping Vaati in the Four Sword is beginning to weaken. Princess Zelda and the six Shrine Maidens gather at Hyrule Castle with Link to renew the seal, but when they open the portal to the Four Sword Sanctuary, Shadow Link leaps out before trapping each of the girls in a crystal and sending them away. Link follows Shadow Link through the portal and is left with no choice but to draw the sword, releasing Vaati, who promptly sends him away with a tornado.
The now-split Link wakes up near Lake Hylia, where he is instructed to return to Hyrule Castle by Kaepora Gaebora and is repeatedly accosted by an increasing amount of Shadow Links. They arrive and defeat Phantom Ganon, freeing one of the maidens. The continue on through Hyrule, freeing two others from the Eastern Temple and Tower of Flames, before Kaepora Gaebora tells them the castle has been invaded yet again. On the way back, they discover the four Knights of Hyrule carrying the Royal Jewels have been killed and turned into Big Dark Stalfos. They defeat and free the first of these before continuing back to Hyrule Castle, where they free the fourth maiden.
Finding part of Hyrule has been covered in darkness, the Links travel to the Temple of Darkness in the Lost Woods, where they hear from the local Deku Scrubs that another villain named Ganon, who is much more powerful than Vaati, is on the move. On the way, they recover another Royal Jewel, and in the temple, they free the fifth maiden. She tells them that "Ganon" sounds similar to Ganondorf of the Gerudo society, so they head next to the Desert of Doubt.
At the Gerudo village, they learn Ganondorf broke the tribe's law by entering the pyramid and stealing the powerful trident hidden inside. They make their own way across the desert, recovering the third Royal Jewel and freeing the sixth and final maiden from the pyramid. Returning to the main area of Hyrule, they find it frozen by dark magic. They recover the final Royal Jewel and free Princess Zelda from the Temple of Ice before making their way up the Tower of Winds.
At the top, the Links make their way across the Realm of the Heavens, where they stem the creation of Shadow Links before entering the Palace of Winds to defeat Vaati. Once Vaati is destroyed, the Tower of Winds begins to crumble, and when they reach the bottom, Ganon appears and attacks them. Together, the Links, Zelda, and the maidens defeat Ganon and seal him in the Four Sword, returning it to its pedestal.
|Knights of Hyrule
Enemies and minibosses
|The Mountain Path
|Tower of Flames
|Big Poe and Poe
|Infiltration of Hyrule Castle
|Temple of Darkness
|Tower of Winds
|Realm of the Heavens
|Palace of Winds
|Tower of Winds (return)
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Vaati Game Boy Advance sprite
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