Zelda! This is one of the more obscure titles from the series. But it was a good old blast on the GameCube back in 2004. Even if it didn’t meet with rave reviews.
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures
Right, it’s been a fair old while since we played this. So we’re not sure if nostalgia is blinding us a bit.
But when we played the game in 2005, we loved the take on the Zelda formula. Apparently, not everyone else did. The bastards.
But it’s the usual structure, such as with The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. But with four players.
This being before a mass internet availability deal, online gaming wasn’t much of a thing. Except for total geeks with £3,000+ computers.
Four Swords Adventures offered a simpler option, with the chance for multiple players to take control of protagonist Link (the guy in green).
But you get your usual intro, which is very close to the SNES classic we mention above.
Obviously, the main focus is the four-player bit. At the time, we’d been abducted by aliens and they didn’t understand video games (or “visual phonetics” as they put it).
So, we played this in single-player only. And we loved it. We must say, we really enjoyed the advance on the classic formula.
We feel it was a Super Mario Kart type adventure Nintendo was aiming for.
But a lot of gamers at the time shifted over to the Xbox, for “hardcore” gaming. As in, blowing digital sprites up. Well done to you all. We love you all.
For us, the consideration is (which will go unanswered) was it as fun as you remember in 2005? Er… we can’t bloody remember. It was 15 years ago.
But while we had our time with it, for Four Swords Adventures to stay on our minds, that proves something. As in, it wasn’t rubbish. Nice one.