The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (GBA)

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A Link to the Past/Four Swords
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North American Box Art



United States December 2, 2002
Japan March 14, 2003
Europe March 28, 2003
Australia March 28, 2003



The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (GBA) is a Game Boy Advance port of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. This version has a few differences, but most notably it comes with Four Swords playable with up to three other players with the game.

For more information on this game, please see A Link to the Past.

For more information on the additional game included, please see Four Swords.


  • Chris Houlihan's Room name was changed into Top Secret Room. In this version, the room can only be entered through glitching or using cheating devices. The Telepathic Tile also has been removed from this room.
  • A third Lumberjack by the name of Q. Bumpkin makes an appearance.
  • A new dungeon called Palace of the Four Sword was added in the east side of Pyramid of Power, with four Dark Links as the final bosses.
    • To unlock this dungeon, Link must beat Vaati at least once in Four Swords.
    • After you have defeated the final bosses in this dungeon, you will be rewarded with the Secret Ending.
  • New enemies, Like Likes can be found near the Shield Shop in the Dark World.
  • Witch's Assistant in Magic Shop is replaced with Maple.
  • Good Bee name was changed into Golden Bee.
  • Sparkling stones and skulls can be found in overworld. Hitting sparkling stones will create rupees, while hitting sparkling skulls will create lit bombs.
  • Link was given the voice of Young Link from Ocarina of Time.
  • The output resolution was changed to match the screen resolution of the Game Boy Advance.
  • The buttons were mapped to accommodate the Game Boy Advance's lower number of buttons compared to the SNES.
  • The voice of Young Link from Ocarina of Time was used for Link's voice in this game.