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The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords for GameCube is part of Nintendo's renewed emphasis on connectivity between console and handheld for its first-party lineup. The game initially began as a bonus mode in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past for Game Boy Advance. On GameCube, the goal is the same: collect more rupees than the competition. Up to three other players can join the quest, each taking a different colored Link while working together to solve puzzles and to defeat bosses. Yet players can also do things on their own, including picking up opponents, stealing rupees using the boomerang, and more.
As in the handheld game, the view is presented from an overhead perspective with a graphic style mimicking the look of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past on Super NES. The game's connectivity aspect has players controlling the action using their Game Boy Advance rather than the standard controller. The expanded world actually spans both systems, with players sometimes viewing the action on the handheld when venturing into houses or caves. Despite its use of Game Boy Advance, Four Swords is a standalone game that does not require a separate Game Pak for the handheld in order to play. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide