Zelda II: The Adventure Of Link is a highly under rated title.
This game is probably the first good action/role playing game of the NES era. Much different from the original legend of Zelda. The story picks up right after The Legend first Zelda game. In The original, Link vanquishes Ganon and saves princess Zelda. Well eventually Ganon’s buddies learn that if they kill Link and pour his blood on Ganon’s remains that he will be reborn once again. Whats worse, Zelda was
put under a sleeping spell and only the legendary tri-force can awake her from her ever lasting slumber.
Wouldn’t Link like to raid those panties? For link to even enter Ganon’s domain he needs to conquer the other palaces as well as the horrible foes that await at the end of each palace. Link has his work cut out for him and if you fail, you failed Hyrule.
People knock this game because it is a side scroll, but I cant see how it takes away from the beauty, challenge, and overall rewarding entertainment of the title.The music was wonderful. You can sample a music score right here. I think this might be the toughest of all Zelda titles, but then again the first time I played through this I was seven or so, and it was mostly with my father. He was hooked from day one. He played this title in its entirety from start to finish, and then vowed never to play another video game ever again, and followed through unfortunately.
Zelda II offers a pleasant action / rpg feel with a good level system. As you gain experience, from killing baddies, you can level up in three attributes: Attack, Magic, and Life A.K.A. hit points. You have the option to spend experience points as you earn the or save it and try to increase a different attribute. Castle skulls are worth 50 points! So spend hours leveling up only to have the system reset before saving your game and lose everything.
It was my first experience at an Action/RPG and the sense of reward/accomplishment for leveling up and becoming stronger/earning new powers was new to me and kept me going back at it every morning before school as well.
After coming back to play this game after a ten year hiatus I can still say it was just as nice as I remember it, and it does in fact pass the test of time.