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.