GDC: Zelda DS - first multiplayer details and screens

Pac-Man-style stylus antics for first Nintendo DS Zelda adventure

Hidden in the corner of Nintendo's GDC expo booth is the first mutliplayer demonstration of Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass.

The demo pits two players against each other in a Pac-Man-style battle mode, with one player controlling Link and the other guiding three enemies around the map using stylus-drawn directions.

The player controlling Link is tasked with collecting as many Tri-Force pieces littered around the stage as possible, though the larger the pieces you pick up the slower you will be able t move. Once the baddie player successfully captures our green-hatted hero roles will swap and the game goes on.

Thanks to the expectedly-mammoth queues at Nintendo's GDC hangout we haven't been able to try out the demo for ourselves yet, but it certainly sounds like fun and we'll let you know what we think when we get to the front of the line.