Your rupees are no good here, Blue. This game is free

The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords has been released today across the globe – and better yet, as a free DSiWare/eShop download!

The game is essentially a port of the original Four Swords for the Game Boy Advance released back in 2002/3, though it has been enhanced in a few different ways. Firstly, those annoying Game Boy Advance Link cables that made Four Swords such a pain to play are no longer an issue, as the DSi/3DS transfers all data through wireless communication. Secondly, the game can be played in Single Player mode for those who don’t have friends with a DS system. There are also some neat extras like the 25th anniversary logo on startup and even some new stages. And did we mention it’s free? So if you have a DSi or a 3DS, you should definitely download this game right away, especially since this is a limited offer – in 2012 it will disappear from the shop channel.

Stay tuned for our in-depth review as our staff try out the new version of the game for themselves!

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  • Cassidy

    Americans got the game. Nintendo just had to make a minor update to add it. I already got it downloaded right now!

  • Looks like I'll be heading to Starbucks (for their free Wi-Fi) after school!

  • Casual Vader

    Nintendo's website says today for US but it wasn't up yet earlier when I was at the library. πŸ™
    I'll just have to go up to the coffee shop sometime and get it then.

  • Keimori

    Finaly I can actualy play it! I'm so excited!

  • kyle

    done it first in the world

  • Super

    Really? I can download it for free right now on my DSi? Cool.

  • Name

    is it in 3D on the 3DS?

    • mins

      Its a DSI ware release. So no. Unless there IS a DSI ware game that can show 3D images on the 3DS that I don't know of…

  • Yet another bonus for the 3DS. I'm stuck between getting that, with all the games, or the Skyward Sword bundle (and I have enough money to get only one).

    • MoronOfTime

      Awhh man that sucks : I'd get the bundle and wait a while to get the 3DS, after all, I think you can get FS up until February some when πŸ˜€


      Thareous, go for the SS bundle! Then, save enough money in 3 months to get a 3DS!

      • Wait a minute…Skyward Sword is set to come out in November! And since February comes after that, there'll be two chances for me to get the 3DS (Christmas and my birthday)! So, I'll go for the bundle first, and plan on asking for the DS on either date. 8]

        Thank you both!

  • Callin

    It's limited.

    Nooooo. Now I have to consider getting a DS console or miss this for good.

    • Anon

      You… don't have a DS? ANY DS?

    • Keimori

      *head desk* have you been holding out on an DS for THIS long?…Why?

  • Anonymous

    Wow I have WiFi in my backyard ya!!! πŸ˜€


    I will be downloading this in just a moment. Although I owned ALTTP on GBA, I never was able to play Four Swords.

  • Skyward Toons

    Does it come with plus tax? I want to buy the game, but don't know if it has tax included…

    • Keimori

      um…It's Free, as in $0.00, times that by how much taxt you want, it'll still be $0.00.

    • Casual Vader

      Did you read any part of the article? 'Cause it says in there that it's free. :/

  • MoronOfTime

    I just completed it in an hour…Like, dead on an hour, no more, no less.

    • ninjaleaf12

      WOW, you really completed it in an hour?

      You are amazing

      • themisssinglink

        The original Four Swords was also not that terribly long a game. πŸ™‚

  • GrantBrown

    It was a very easy game, and the memory realm was a blast! And I love the Master Sword in the game!!

  • Sanguiluna

    YES! Single player option FTW! At long last, lone wolf gamers like myself can finally play this long-unattainable chapter in the series!

    But…that last part, about how in 2012 it'll "disappear from the shop channel": Damn, I really need to start saving up for a 3DS ASAP. All I have is the Lite.

    • themisssinglink

      I would not be surprised if Nintendo didn't see a gold mine in the future and, as a result, kept FS:AE in the store but instead just made it cost actual money for those who hadn't downloaded it yet.

      At least that's what I'm hoping will happen.

  • TriAuz64

    the fire boss is hard, i can’t beat him! =^(

    But, this game is awesome so I enjoy dying 1,000 times over.


    • heroofmasks

      who vaati just throw bombs into his tornado keep doing it until he falls to the ground then slash him 2nd form kinda wierd but you have to shoot a ball from u to your coimputer/friend partner hell also crow these flowers that you and the computer will have to hit i killed without dying

  • Buizelstar

    This is officially the Year of Zelda.

  • Nelz graves

    Playing the four sword game on the homebody advance was a pain, I bad to force my brother to play it now I can just play by myself. Yay πŸ™‚

  • Tsubasa_zero

    My friends don't own a dsi or a 3ds…but i have both…so my friends can play on my dsi while i play it on my 3ds XD