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Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Game Boy Advance)

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Back of Box – NES re-release (US):

    The Hyrule fantasy continues...

    Nearly 2 million players have taken the challenge and entered the world of Hyrule for the second time. More items, more magic, more mysteries and puzzles await them in Zelda II: The Adventure of Link.

    The land of Hyrule is in chaos. As Link, you'll be sent on a treacherous journey to return six precious Crystals to their origins in six stone statues. Only by defeating the guardians of the six palaces will you gain passage to the seventh Palace, take on the ultimate challenge that awaits you and wake the Princess Zelda from her sleeping spell. On your way, helpful villagers will offer clues and secret messages invaluable in your quest. On your journeys, close-ups and overviews will enhance your video vision!

    To help you keep up with the action, LINK is programmed to remember everything you find on your journey, so you never have to start your search empty-handed.

    Includes Battery-Backed Memory

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5065) on Jul 23, 2008.

www.nintendo-europe.com – Game Boy Advance (UK):
    As dauntless adventurer Link, it's up to you to rescue Princess Zelda from the spell of an infernal wizard - and protect the land of Hyrule from disaster! Relive this classic NES title on Game Boy Advance as you master magical spells and collect items to enhance your powers. Explore a selection of challenging levels from a side-on view, entering palaces, interacting with a range of amiable and less than amiable characters - and preventing Ganon's evil devotees from rousing the dastardly uber-villain!

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5065) on Mar 28, 2007.

Back of Box - GBA (US):
    Link's legendary adventures continue in this Classic NES game for the Game Boy Advance!

    The second installment in the Zelda series introduced a more complex world than its predecessor and paved the way for other classic, two-dimensional, side-scrolling games. Now, for the first time, you can play this timeless adventure on you Game Boy Advance!

    Once again, the Land of Hyrule is in chaos. As Princess Zelda lies sleeping in the North Castle under the spell of an evil wizard, Ganon's underlings threaten to overtake Hyrule and summon their dark master from the dead. Only the young hero Link has the power to find the missing fragment of the Triforce and save Hyrule from ruin!

    Contributed by Alrightya (312) on Jun 11, 2005.

www.nintendo.com - Game Boy Advance:

    The classic dungeon-crawler returns!



    The fate of a kingdom rests on the shoulders of a daring young adventurer.



    The games that defined an era are ready to go on your Game Boy Advance!

    Embark on a quest to find the Triforce of Courage, awaken Princess Zelda from an evil wizards spell and save Hyrule from ruin. Learn magic spells and collect items to increase your power!

    Be sure to check out all the games in the second Classic NES Series: Castlevania, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Metroid and Dr. Mario. Each will be available at a special MSRP of $19.99.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66242) on Apr 13, 2005.

www.zelda.com – NES, GBA:
    Replace Six Shards of the Magical Crystal and Wake Princess Zelda from Her Unnatural Slumber.

    A mysterious sorcerer places a curse on Princess Zelda, causing her to drift into an eternal sleep. Link discovers that the sorcerer has fled to the ancient ruin of the Great Palace, and learns that the only way to break the seal on the palace gate is to replace the shards of a Magic Crystal.

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5065) on Mar 27, 2005.

www.classicnesseries.com :
    Zelda sleeps. Link seeks.

    When Zelda plunges into an endless sleep, only Link can break the spell and wake her. To do so, he must put six crystals back where they belong and retrieve the Triforce. Meanwhile, Ganon’s fanatical devotees are rushing to resurrect their master!

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5065) on Nov 07, 2004.

The Official Nintendo Player's Guide (1987):

    A NEW QUEST FOR LINK



    Young Link, the brave lad who bested the evil Ganon and saved the Princess in The Legend of Zelda has come of age. Now taller and stronger, this proud young man must face a new challenge--and an old enemy. Link's arch enemy has returned and cast a sleeping spell on Princess Zelda!

    GAME PLAY: As Link, you set out in search of six palaces to find six gems. Return the gems to their rightful places--the foreheads of the stone statues. This helps you to break Ganon's evil spell. It's not an easy task--even for a seasoned fighter like Link. The game has both a vertical and horizontal perspective. The Overworld is much wider and the Underworld full of more mazes, secret places and mystery. Magic power, Life Strength and Money help you. You must travel through desert, forest, swampland and dark tunnels. You will encounter a great number of enemies--all different. Look for useful hidden items in dark caves. Ask for help from friendly townspeople. Ultimately you must face Ganon's wrath.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Mar 12, 2004.

Back of Box:
    The Hyrule fantasy continues...

    The land of Hyrule is in chaos. As Link you'll be sent on a treacherous journey to return six precious Crystals to their origins in six stone statues. Only by defeating the guardians of the six palaces will you gain passage to the seventh Palace, take on the ultimate challenge that awaits you and wake the Princess Zelda from her sleeping spell. On your way, helpful villagers you encounter will offer clues and secret messages invaluable in your quest. As you guide Link through the levels of Hyrule, close-ups and overviews will enhance your video vision.Are you up to the challenge?

    In the tradition of the Legend of Zelda, The Adventure of Link is one of the most challenging video games we've ever created. To help you keep up with the action, Nintendo's exclusive Extended Playing Power means LINK is programmed to remember everything you find on your journey, so you never have to start your search empty-handed.

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69577) on Oct 01, 2002.