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Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (1987)

The Legend of Zelda 2: Rinku no bôken (original title)


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The Hyrule fantasy continues... See more »

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1 December 1988 (USA)  »

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This is the first Zelda game largely presented in a side-scrolling format (akin to the Super Mario Bros. games). Though this decision probably originated from experimentation on the part of the game's creators, the change in gameplay style from the first Zelda game has drawn nearly equal proportions of praise and disapproval from fans of the series. See more »


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One of the most difficult Zelda games ever!
23 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

I have played just about every Zelda game in existance. I tend to get through most of them as well. But there is an exception. I have never ever have gotten through Zelda II nor Wind Wakers (heck, I don't even own Wind Wakers yet).

Unlike most of the other Zelda games, Zelda II is a combination of RPG and Action-Adventure side scroller games, which is quite an original idea. The plot has to deal with Link having to recover Zelda from a strange illness that made her unconscious. However, some sacrifices obviously have to be made though.

To gamers everywhere: Zelda II has been re-released on a new game anthology called "Legend of Zelda collector's Edition" for the Nintendo Gamecube. But I have to warn you, this is not an easy game, in fact, it is far from easy.

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