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Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

a.k.a. リンクの冒険 / Link no Bouken / The Legend of Zelda 2

created and published by Nintendo in 1988-12, running on Nintendo Entertainment System
type: action/reflex, platformer, role-play
genre: Fantasy
series: Legend of Zelda
perspective: side view push-scroll
player options: single player
languages: eng jpn other
3.9/5
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Personal review
A year and a half after the original Famicom Disk System release in Japan, Nintendo brought this game to the west on cartridge. Desptite being a quite good game, Zelda 2 is my least favorite of the classic Zelda games. It surely explored a new gameplay style but the levels were too difficult and I didn't like the random enemy encounter battle system (the similar "The Battle of Olympus" would prove to be much better balanced in my eyes). Graphics and sound are very good for its time. Nintendo understood how to program their 8-bit console.

# 2010-12-04 14:23:51
Official description
Link returns to Hyrule to search for the Triforce and to awaken Zelda from an endless sleep. Embark on a quest to find the Triforce of Courage and save Hyrule from ruin. Learn magic spells, talk to people in towns to get clues, collect items to increase your power and explore six palaces where the underlings of the evil Ganon await you.

This sequel to the Adventure classic uses a side-scrolling visual engine unique to the series for more technical combat, and features more in-depth world roaming as Link encounters townsfolk while on his quest.
# 2012-07-15 06:42:03 - official description
Description
In this first sequel to the legendary original, Zelda has fallen under a spell of eternal sleep, and Link must unlock the path to the Triforce of Courage to save her. This Zelda game departs from others in the series by including side-scrolling battle scenes (rather than the usual overhead perspective) and a far more linear style of gameplay. It also includes some elements of a 'true' RPG, such as experience points and magic.

Unofficial Swedish translation available from Cyndeline Translations or Romhacking.net.
(cjlee001) - # 2007-02-23 13:00:26
Technical specs
additional hardware: NES Classic,
display: raster
External reviews (6) - average: 84.2% - median: 87.5%
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Zelda II is mainly side-view. Magic meter was added as well as value & capacities for magic, life & attack power.
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Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Nintendo Entertainment System)
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