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    Legend of Zelda: Four Swords
    Version 1.15
    
    
    
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    Table of Contents
    
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    1.  Intro
    2.  The story
    3.  How to play
    4.  Items
    5.  Level Explanations
    6.  Tips/Tricks
    7.  FAQ
    8.  Emailing/Legal
    9.  Credits
    10. Conclusion
    11. Version History
    
    
    
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    1.  Intro
    
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    Nintendo's newest multiplayer Zelda is out.  I have one thing to
    say:  It's one of the best multiplayers for the Gameboy Advanced.
    It's the perfect blend of co-op and backstabbing.
    
    
    
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    2. The Story
    
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    Part of this is from the Instruction Booklet.
    
    In the land of Hyrule people lived peacefully.  Then all of a 
    sudden it suffers an attack and many of the viliges young and
    beautiful women are being upducted (No I'm not making this up) 
    by the wind mage Vaati.  
    
    One day a young boy stood up and said "I'm going up there to 
    save those people.  Drawing out a mythic blade the lone boy 
    became four, and their strength combined conquered Vaati and 
    sealed him away in the Four Sword.
    
    Now many years later Zelda, the princess of Hyrule, sensed danger
    at the shrine of the Four Sword.  Immediatly she summoned a boy
    named link whom she trusted above all other people.  After 
    discovering that Vaati has destroyed the seal that bounded him 
    in the steal, he kidnaps Zelda. 
    
    Now it's up to you (link) to go and save Zelda, but you cannot 
    go alone.  You have need of the Four Sword.  You are to draw out
    the blade and with the power of four you shall overcome the Wind
    Mage Vaati just as the boy once did...
    
    
    
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    3. How to Play
    
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    !WARNING!  This is strictly a multi-player game.  Under no 
    circumstance are you alowed to play this quest by yourself! If 
    you have 2 or more people with you then you may play the quest.
    Link up you GBAs for the appropriate number of players as shown
    in the diagram below...
    
               4P                        3P
               |                          |
               |                          |
               \------------CB-----\      |
                                   |      |
                                   \------CB
                                          |
                              /-----------/
                              |
                              |
               /--------------CB----------\
               |                          |
               1P                         2P
    
    Each of you is a diffrent colored link.
    
    1P: Green
    2P: Red
    3P: Blue
    4P: Purple
    
    
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    How to clear a stage
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    Each stage [with the exception of the of Vaati's Palace] is in 
    the following format.
    
    Level 1
    Level 2
    Boss
    
    To clear each level ALL players must coroperate.  At the end of 
    each level there is a heart container which will allow you to 
    carry one more heart.
    
    A stage is not considered complete until you obtain a key from 
    the gardian fariy of that paticular stage.  In order to receive 
    a key you must collect a number of rupees for the entire stage.
    Once you have all keys you can unlock Vaati's Palace.  There are
    three forms of each stage.  Silver Keys, Golden Keys, and Hero's
    Keys.
    
    
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    About Triforce Medalions
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    In each stage every person is in a competition to see who can 
    collect the most rupees.  Now this is where the backstabbing 
    comes into play.  The one who collects the most rupees shall
    receive the triforce medalion.  To see why these medalions are 
    so important then skip on down to tips and tricks.
    
    
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    Death and it's toll
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    Just as in other Zelda games when your heart count reaches zero
    you become dead.  However in this game you are considerd to be
    downed and you must pay the toll in order to revive yourself.
    
    First time:   50
    Second time:  100
    Third time:   150
    Fourth time:  200
    Fifth time:   250
    Sixth time:   300
    Seventh time: 350
    Eight time:   400
    Ninth time:   450
    Tenth and up: 500
    
    As you can see each time you die the toll increases by intervals
    of 50 rupees.  If your team does NOT have the money to revive 
    you then it's game over.
    
    
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    Rupee Fever
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    At any time everyone one your team has full health then you have
    the stats Rupee Fever.  Rupee Fever doubles the value that 
    rupees are worth.  Try to make sure that you have Rupee Fever at
    all times.
    
    
    
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    4. Items
    
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    Here's a brief explanation of items
    
    Four Sword: The sword whose mystic powers have overcome Vaati. 
                It is the standered sword carried by all players.
    
    Hylian Shield: A shield made in Hyrule.  Can deflect most 
                   attacks.
    
    Bombs: Highly explosive charges.  Press A to light one and press
           it again to throw.  Press A once more to detonate it
           without the wait.  Getting caught in the blast radius is
           hazardous to your health.
    
    Boomerang: Object for getting those hard to reach enemies/rupees/
               switches.  Always comes back when thrown.
    
    Magnetic Gloves: Use for pulling yourself by use of magnets.  
                     Can be used to pull other players to you.
    
    Gnaw Hat: Allows you to become "insect size".  Use it to reach 
              place you can't get to in you original size.
    
    Roc's Cape: Used for jumping.  Press A at the peek of your jump
                to glide that "extra mile"
    
    Pegesis Boots: Allows you to run fast.  Use it to clime ledges.
    
    
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    Rupees Values
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    Green:       1 
    Blue:        5
    Red:         10
    Giant Green: 50
    Giant Blue:  100
    Giant Red:   150
    Black:       -40
    
    
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    About Rupee Shards
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    Rupee Shards are the yellow rupees and are worthless on there 
    own.  Once you collect all four they form a Rupee that is worth
    500.  
    
    
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    About Rupee Wraths
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    Every once in a while you come across a Rupee Wrath.  These guys
    stalk you a drop your Rupees everywhere for other players to 
    collect.  To get him off of you touch one of your teamates.
    
    
    
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    6. Level Explanations
    
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    Because of the fact that the game completly randomizes each 
    stage, I can only tell you so much.
    
    
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    Chamber of Insights       Difficulty:*
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    If your new come to this place.  The faries and levels in this 
    stage offer an explantion of how to use each item.  Once you've
    mastered them all take the test and see if your ready for the 
    real levels.
    
    
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    Death Mountain           Difficulty***
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    This level really isn't that hard, but if your new then you may 
    run into some problems.  Basicly the mountain has A LOT of lava 
    in it.  Seveeral of the fire enemies can burn you and set you on
    fire.  While on fire you lose hearts constantly and run really 
    fast.  
    
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    BOSS
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    This boss is a joke.  When he splits find the fire ball that 
    takes multiple hits.  When he gets himself together shoot the 
    energy ball back and forth.  Whose ever color it is must hit it.
    Once it's black it will hit the boss and once again he will 
    split.  After three time's of this he will die.
    
    ->Advanced Forms<-
    He takes more shots than usual.
    
    
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    Lost Woods                Difficulty:*
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    The easiest of all stages.  Simple and straghtfoward.  These 
    stages offer more rupees as long as you're willing to do the 
    task that require them.  Also on the Golden and Hero's quest the
    enemies can become quite dangerous.
    
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    BOSS
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    This boss can become extremely frustrating and confusing.  If 
    you are NOT working together you will accomplish nothing.  The
    first part simply hit the flower that coresponds to your tunic 
    color (i.e. if it shows a green flower only the green link can
    hit it).  After that there will appear levers on each side of 
    the flower.  Two of you must pull the levers at the same time. 
    Once they are pulled they reveal a flower.  Sometime it will be
    multi-colored.  The two whose color it coresponds to must hit 
    there section.
    
    ->Advanced Form<-
    The boss will have two heads that will shoot seeds at you.
    
    
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    Talus Caves             Difficulty:****
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    With ice all over the stage this can become very frustrating. 
    Also many of the paths offer you to get "lost" within them.  
    Also if you really get mad at another player just pick up a pot
    and throw it at them.  They will be blinded with the barrel over
    their heads.  IF the ice gets to slippery equip the gnaw hat.  
    Being small increases your friction with the ground.
    
    
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    BOSS
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    This huge snail will bounce all over the place.  DO NOT HIT THE 
    BUSHES!  They all contain faries.  Only collect them if you're 
    low on hearts.  Just hit him with the Pegeses Boots until he 
    hits the ice wall and freezes.  Once frozen hit him over and 
    over again until he dies.
    
    ->Advanced Form<-
    He will have two more formations.  The first one is where he 
    will split in four: three decoys and one real.  The real one has 
    a shadow.  Just hit him like before.
    
    He will also dissapear from all but one players eyes.  The one 
    with the sight must hit him for all other players to see him.  
    Just hit him into the ice wall.
    
    
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    Vaati's Palace           Difficulty:*****
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    The hardest level.  This dungeon contains some stages from the 
    previous three as well as its own.  Quite simple and offers many
    rupees.  Also on the Hero's quest you must face all three 
    previous boss in order to continue.
    
    
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    Vaati  PHASE ONE
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    Patheticly simple when his whirlwind is up throw bombs tworads 
    it and let them hit him.  When he hits the ground slash him like
    crazy and he is gone.  Or is he?
    
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    Vaati  PHASE TWO
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    Did you really think he'd let you go after an easy battle?  This
    time he wants revenge.  Now he has three types of attacks.
    
    The first attack he surrounds him self with skulls.  DO NOT HIT 
    THE FLASHING ONE.  Doing so will set off a dangerous attack.  
    Each skull that you hit at him causes damage.
    
    The second attack features the flower attacks.  Just hit the 
    corresponding colors when he opens them up.
    
    The third attack features energy ball hits.  The same concept as
    Death Mountain's Boss except you must aim the ball at the other 
    players at Vaati himself.
    
    
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    The Aftermath
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    After you kill him the second time the four sword will seal him 
    up once again and Zelda is safe till next time.
    
    
    
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    6. Tips/Tricks
    
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    Unlocking the "Palace of the Four Sword"
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    To unlock the Palace of the Four Sword beat Vaati's Palace once.
    In lttp, defeat Gannon and go to the last crack in the wall of 
    the pyrimad.  There should be one more dungeon for you.
    
    
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    Unlocking the Riddle Quest
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    To unlock the Riddle Quest succesfully obtain 10 triforce 
    medalions in Four Swords
    
    
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    Unlocking the Hurricane Blade
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    Succesfully complete the Riddle Quest in lttp.
    
    
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    How to unlock the sword beam in FS
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    Get the master sword in lttp.
    
    
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    How to unlock the Hurricane Blade in FS
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    Get the Hurricane Blade in lttp
    
    
    
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    7. FAQ 
    
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    Q. How do I get a triforce medalion
    A. Get the most rupees on a level
    
    Q. How do I get the Hurricane Blade
    A. Get 10 triforce medalions and complete the riddle quest.
    
    Q. Where can I view my stats?
    A. At the file selection screen the left box contains your FS 
       stats
    
    Q. How can I start the Gold/Hero's quest
    A. Sucessfully defeat Vaati's Palace on your current quest level
       to go to the next one.
    
    Q. How many rupees do I need to get a Hero Key
    A. 5000 total
    
    Q. Can I play this alone?
    A. No
    
    Q. Can I use the GameCube to play?
    A. Yes.  One GameBoy Player equals one player.
    
    Q. I did a puzzle incorectly.  How do I make the chest/rupees
       appear?
    A. You can't
    
    Q. My link cable doesn't work why?
    A. If you are using a Universal Link Cable get rid of it and get
       a GBA link cable. If you are using a GBA Link Cable get a new
       one.
    
    Q. Is this a single-pak link game?
    A. No.
    
    
    
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    8.  E-mailing/Leagal
    
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    For any question whatsoever just e-mail me as long as you follow
    the rules.
    
    1. Put Legend of Zelda in Subject line
    2. BE NICE (some of you really need to read this rule)
    3. If sending suggestions/info put your name for credit.
    4. Be patient.
    
    I can be reached at the following...
    
    Neo7_2004@hotmail.com
    NeoHigurashi@hotmail.com
    
    This document is copyrighted by me (Neo Higurashi) 2004.  All 
    rights reversed.  UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ARE YOU TO COPY ANY 
    OF THIS MATERIAL WITHOUT MY PERMISSION.  DOING SO PUTS YOU AT 
    RISK OF BEING SPAMMED!!!
    
    
    
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    9. Credits
    
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    -You (the reader) for reading this
    
    -leo100 for playing the game with me
    
    -Ultimajk for playing the game with me
    
    -Instruction Booklet for the story
    
    -Nintendo for making the game
    
    
    
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    10. Conclusion
    
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    If your still reading this why arn't you playing the game?
    
    
    
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    11. Version History
    
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    1.0->An FAQ is born 
    
    1.15->Added FAQs section.  Added Version History Section.