Yes. Each player must have a Game Boy Advance and a Game Pak. Also, you'll need Game Boy Advance Cables to connect the systems. Here's exactly what you'll need for each combination of players.
Two Players: One Game Link Cable, two Game Paks and two GBAs.
Three Players: Two Game Link Cables, three Game Paks and three GBAs.
Four Players: Three Game Link Cables, four Game Paks and four GBAs.
Four Swords creates a dungeon level by randomly selecting a dungeon setting -- a vast area with many set challenges -- then dropping a randomly selected new dungeon part into it. As you gain more keys and experience, obstacles become more challenging and levels become more difficult. There are dozens of settings and parts available for each separate area, so you'll always be challenged with new dungeon levels!
The first time you play through Four Swords, each player will earn a Silver Key if the team earns 1,000 Rupees in an area. If you earn the Silver Keys from the first three areas, you'll proceed to Vaati's palace.
Once you defeat Vaati once, you can play through the game again in an attempt to earn Gold Keys for your team. However, you can only go for the gold if everyone on your team already has Silver Keys. After your team has earned Silver Keys, you can try to earn Hero's Keys by earning 5,000 Rupees in an area.
If you accomplish this, you'll proceed to Vaati's palace, where the team must beat the palace levels and Vaati four times before finishing off the mage for good!
Yes. If you learn a new sword move such as the Beam Sword attack in A Link to the Past, you can use the special move during your adventures in Four Swords. If you beat the final boss in A Link to the Past and Vaati in Four Swords, a new dungeon opens in A Link to the Past. And more!
While in the overworld, press the Start Button to access the Items subscreen. The Pendants and Crystals found will be displayed on the right-side of the screen in the middle box. Any Pendants or Crystals which haven't been found yet will be gray in color.
Link can bring it to the man who sold him a Bottle to receive some Rupees, or Link can throw it back into the water for some extra Rupees.
The "curse" actually allows Link to only use half as much magic as before (which is a good thing).
Go to the Desert in the Light World. There is a cave under a rock next to the middle-aged man. Move the rock, enter the cave, lift the pots and leave. When you leave, the Rupees in the cave will reset. Here are the basic locations of chests which contain 300 Rupees:
Light World: South of Link's House.
Light World: In the Sanctuary (via the Graveyard).
Dark World: In the Village of Outcasts. Search the top-right house.
Dark World: In the Village of Outcasts. Search the Chicken Coop.
Dark World: South of the Bomb Shop.
There are three possible solutions:
1. Destroy all the enemies in the room.
2. Find a floor switch to step on. Pick up either jars or skulls to find a floor switch. or look for a slightly raised section of floor. This may be a switch to open the doors.
3. Pull on a wall lever to open a door.
Laser Turrets, which are statues that shoot lasers, cannot be defeated. If Link is stuck in a room with a Laser Turret, Link will need to move a block to open any closed doors.
Link probably left it with the Smithy brothers. Enter Kakariko Village after giving the Sword to the brothers for them to have time to forge a new one. For that time, Link will be without a sword.
After Link defeats Agahnim in Hyrule Castle, entering the castle will take Link to the Dark World.
Go to the Gossip Shop (Smithy's house in the Dark World) to find a treasure chest. In the Light World, take the chest to the man in the desert to get a Bottle.
If Link tries to use the Magic Mirror in the Dark World and he gets sent back to the Dark World, move to a different location. The game will prevent Link from teleporting into a bush, rock, building, etc, and then getting stuck.
Aim an Arrow to one side of the Goriya, then move the opposite direction so that the Goriya moves into the path of the Arrow.
It represents the number of times Link was defeated during your quest.