In 2011, amidst two big Zelda releases – Ocarina of Time 3D and Skyward Sword – Nintendo released a smaller downloadable title for Nintendo DSi. The game was an enhanced port of the 2002 Game Boy Advance title The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords, a multiplayer-focused title originally included with A Link to the Past. However, the DSi version of the game was only available for a few months, and since it disappeared, the game has never been available for download again, until now.
Out of the blue, Nintendo announced that it has made The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition available again, this time specifically for Nintendo 3DS, 3DS XL, and 2DS owners via the Nintendo eShop. As before, the game is at the low price of free– unlike before, however, the game will only be available for four days, until February 2. If you have any interest in the game, there’s no telling when Nintendo will make it available again, so you’d best download it as soon as you can. If you’d like to see a bit of the game in action before trying it, you can view the game’s 2011 trailer above, courtesy of IGN.
While I’ve yet to try the game again, what little I played of it with friends in 2011 was enjoyable. I’ve no idea how the single player mode fares, but in multiplayer, the game turns into chaotic bliss with everyone having to cooperate, yet compete against each other. It’s definitely worth trying– if you play it, let us know your thoughts on the game.