Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Nintendo Entertainment System, 1988)
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- Product InformationMixing real-time battles with a combination of side-scrolling action and RPG elements, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link puts you in the role of Link, a brave young lad with a sword in one hand and a shield in the other. The world you'll explore is home to a variety of landscapes, including plains, caves, rivers, mountains, deserts, forests, swamps and graveyards. The world is also home to many helpful citizens who will help by offering clues and secret messages.
In The Legend of Zelda, the first game in this series, Link overthrew the evil Ganondorf, took back the Triforce and rescued Princess Zelda. Many seasons have passed since these events, and trouble is brewing once again. The formerly peaceful kingdom of Hyrule is in a state of utter turmoil as Ganondorf's influence is still in place, causing chaos and disorder. Ganondorf himself may return.
One day, around the time of Link's 16th birthday, a strange mark resembling the crest of the kingdom of Hyrule appears on Link's hand. He reports this anomaly to Impa, Princess Zelda's nursemaid. Upon seeing the birthmark, Impa takes Link to Zelda's resting place where she lies comatose as the result of a magic spell cast by an evil magician.
To revive the princess and restore order to the kingdom, Link must unite the Triforce, of which there are three kinds: Power, Wisdom and Courage. This will involve a treacherous journey to defeat the guardians of six palaces and return six precious crystals to their origins in six stone statues.
During your journey you'll gain experience by fighting devils, creepy crawlies, alligator soldiers, ghosts and other members of Ganondorf's informal society of underlings. When you confront an enemy, the screen switches from an overhead to a side view. Basically, fighting consists of using your shield to ward off attacks and your sword to inflict damage.
Eight types of magic can be learned to assist you: Shield, Life, Jump, Fairy, Fire, Reflect, Spell and Thunder. These will enable you to do things such as fly, cast eerie spells, throw fireballs, increase your jumping power, and recover life points. Also, you can find magic jars, which recover your magic points; dolls, which give you extra lives; rafts, which enable you to cross the sea; and other helpful items. As in the original game, progress can be saved via battery backup.
- GameZelda II: The Adventure of Link
- PlatformNintendo Entertainment System
- ESRB RatingE - Everyone
- Control ElementsGamepad/Joystick
- Number of Players1
- Release Year1988
- Game SeriesThe Legend of Zelda Series
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- gmalarkey82Jun 30, 2016by
Great continuation of the original
With the top down view this game immediately takes you back to the original NES title. The game play is fun, the dungeons hard and figuring out how to complete the game is still as challenging as ever. Zelda games always excel at making you really think about what the next step could be. I strongly recommend this game to any Zelda fan, Almost 30 years later and this game still provides hours of challenging and enjoyable game play.
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- sdoofbucDec 19, 2014by
Nobody likes Zelda II. That's not true, of course, but it's still an easy impression to get – Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is the black sheep of the Legend of Zelda franchise, a game mostly outcast from its series' numerous accolades for nearly now two decades. Only because it's different. Zelda II is derided for its shift in direction, in play perspective, and in gameplay mechanics. But if you give the game a chance, letting it stand on its own merits, letting go of the fact that it's "not like the others," you could find yourself having a lot of fun with this too-insulted sequel.
Link has returned. Fresh from his victory in the original Legend of Zelda, the green-garbed hero has little chance to celebrate his defeat of the dark wizard Ganon before he's targeted for assassination – Ganon's loyal, still-living minions are out to murder the young elfin hero, seeking to use his blood to resurrect their fallen leader. While on the run from the pig-man's men, Link finds himself taking up a new quest to return six shards of a magic crystal to six scattered temples, to release the magical seal on Hyrule's Great Palace, to then enter into that labyrinth and reclaim the lost Triforce of Courage. All to save Princess Zelda, of course.Read full review
- baseball2832Jul 13, 2016by
Perfect working game!
This game is in perfect working condition, even the battery still works! After getting a couple bad Zelda games that did not work very well, couldn't be happier with this one!
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- xerpes123Dec 15, 2014by
Zelda 2 for many people are the black sheep of zelda franchises, but for me is another classic!!!
All the elements that have changed from previous game is good and it has that fun exploration that the first zelda have.
Highly recommend for all collectors who like a great mf hard game.
- nykgjl10Apr 17, 2013by
The game that change the course of gameplay in the Legend of Zelda series.
When I first played this game back in the late 80's, like many Zedla fans like myself,we expect a similarity from part 1 as far as the "Top-Down" perspective scrolling, but this game change the course of the Zelda series in many way's such as the Combat skills, magic/special items gains, gaining experience points to enhance life,attack skills and magic.In addition,In the Adventure of Link,the game plays out in a 2 game mode: The Overwolrd and side scrolling.
In all fairness, I still say that this is to me in my opinion the most challenging Zelda game in the series even today, very revolutionary and a dark story that mixes well with this action/adventure, rpg experience.....For kids who wants something easy, don't even bother buying this..But for the fans that love the series with a passion, It's never too late to own this classic...Get it today =)Read full review