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EVERYONE, Mild Violence
Nintendo Co. Ltd., Flagship
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Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is an update of 1992's blockbuster Super NES title, the first and only Zelda game to appear on Nintendo's 16-bit system. Players control Link from the familiar overhead perspective as he battles monsters in real-time while venturing across 11 dungeons spread across two diametrically opposed worlds. After the wizard Agahnim murders Hyrule's benevolent king and captures Princess Zelda, Link is pressed into action to save the troubled land once more.
Unique to this Game Boy Advance version is a standalone multiplayer mode entitled Four Swords, where up to four players can fight as a version of Link dressed in a different colored outfit. Structured in a similar manner to Gauntlet, each player must work together as a team to defeat hordes of monsters while collecting rupees and fallen items. Acquired items can then be transferred to other party members in need, as cooperation is the key to solving many of the game's puzzles and boss encounters.
Players will team up to move giant boulders, activate pressure pads, or to get past certain areas, often requiring characters to play a specific role apart from the rest of the party. One character may need to lob bombs over a fence for another Link to use on a barrier, for example. Each character possesses one special weapon different than everyone else's. Thus, others will depend on a certain Link's ability to perform a particular task so the entire group can advance. No matter which Legend of Zelda game is selected, progress during both adventures can be saved via battery backup. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide