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Topic: Four Swords (GCN) without GBAs?

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Kknight

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Anybody know if it is possible to play Four Swords without GB Advances? I missed out on this game during the GC because a) I didn't have enough GBAs and link cables and b) I didn't have anyone to play it with anyway. Now that my kids are old enough I could see this being a fun family game, but there's no way I'm going to go pick up another 3 GBAs and link cables just to play it.

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Knux

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Kknight wrote:

Anybody know if it is possible to play Four Swords without GB Advances? I missed out on this game during the GC because a) I didn't have enough GBAs and link cables and b) I didn't have anyone to play it with anyway. Now that my kids are old enough I could see this being a fun family game, but there's no way I'm going to go pick up another 3 GBAs and link cables just to play it.

Sorry,but GBAs are required for multiplayer.

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Kknight

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That's what I figured...just thought I'd ask. Thanks!

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warioswoods

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Single-player is technically possible without a GBA, but this is a game that was geared towards multiplayer, as you know, and it's just a shame to play it single-player at all.

As for multiplayer, you will need one GBA and one link cable per player. Do what I did -- buy a lot of several old GBAs for cheap on Ebay -- mine was sold by a Goodwill who has an account there. I then picked up the cables, and had it all set for good times, with some expense but not too terrible.

The first-generation GBAs are ridiculously cheap now, but of course they have that dark screen problem, so you'll need a whole lot of light in the room to use them to play this, but I've done it with just bright lamps. I prefer using the SPs, but I only had two of those, so a couple people had to sit by a lamp when playing with 4.

Anyhow, it's easily one of the greatest multiplayer experiences of all time, and its use of the GBAs is actually very clever, so that you can break off from your teammates to explore certain areas alone on your private screen, while you still all share the one public screen.

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Kknight

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Yeah, but "ridiculously cheap" is still $30-35 each + link cables + game = $120+ to play this game...I don't care how good it is, I could pick up four or five games off my current wishlist for that price.

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warioswoods

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Not really, the first-gen GBAs are going frequently for as low as $15 each, or often even less, on ebay, and if you buy a grouped lot of 3 or 4 it could easily be cheaper, although it would take some work watching and bidding. Even the SPs are often going for only about $20-25.

How many players are you looking to set up? For just 2 players, I guarantee it wouldn't cost you much at all, but again, it would take some work on ebay or elsewhere to get the best deal.

EDIT: It does look like the game itself is a bit harder to come by online now than when I bought it; you can still run into it for a decent price in a Gamestop-type store sometimes, but that certainly is a bit of an obstacle.

EDIT2: It's only $15 for the game on Gamestop.com, so not so bad after all, it just seems to have disappeared from ebay.

Also, if you do get yourself any GBAs or link cables, you need Pac Man Vs as well, great game.

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Adamant

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All three game modes require one GBA per player in multiplayer. Hylian Adventure can be played in single player with either a GBA or a regular controller, Shadow Battle is multiplayer only, and Navi Trackers requires a GBA even in single player.

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KoKoO_Psy

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My friends had cables and GBA's so we just played. It is real good fun, but i would say dont bother going out of your way to play it, because it isn't that good.

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warioswoods

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Shhhh. Heresy.

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