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This is the only Zelda game I can think of that used experience points to level-up. Other than that, you’re dealing with a typical (and engrossing) Legend of Zelda experience. The action switches between an overhead map with random monster encounters and side-scrolling fighting with familiar enemies and items putting in appearances.
It may be considered the bastard offspring of the Zelda franchise thanks to its radical departure from the original formula—magic, an experience system and side-scrolling action are the highlights—but Zelda II is, in fact, a great adventure. It’s this combination of unique elements that creates an action-RPG experience unlike any other, and it still holds up well today.
Un jeu rétro qui obtient la note de 15/20 ce n'est pas courant, mais si ça ne tenait qu'à moi, je lui aurais mis beaucoup plus. Zelda 2 est l'exemple type du jeu dans lequel il faut s'investir totalement pour en entrevoir tout le potentiel. Le gameplay est un modèle d'intelligence et de précision, et je ne connais rien d'aussi palpitant que les duels avec les chevaliers. La refonte totale du système de jeu opérée après Zelda 1 a donné vie à un titre à part dans la série, mais tout aussi culte, si ce n'est plus !
Zelda II is easily one of the strangest games to come out for the NES. I have to say that I was surprised how good the game actually was and how badly the game gets trashed nowadays. Sure, it may be the worst in the series of Zelda titles, but it's by no means a bad game. Check it out if you must, or pick it up to complete your collection.
Zelda II, like the original Legend of Zelda, has been available for free on the GameCube through the Zelda Collection disk, but the Classic NES Series version's the only official way to get this adventure in portable form. It's a recommended, and playable, adventure even today, but don't expect the same gameplay from the truly classic Zelda titles.
The translation of the game
to the GBA is perfect though,
and the game is reproduced
faithfully, so hardcore fans will
love it. But, for just a tenner more you can grab hold of the
infinitely better Minish Cap, or
even classic Super Nintendo
port, A Link to the Past, which
we’d recommend for most
Although Zelda 2 was included in the Cube compilation package, this is the only GBA version available. It's a long adventure and although it may be somewhat boring by today's standards, it's a great way for beginners to submerse themselves in the RPG universe.
Even with its irregularities and flaws, Zelda II is still a good old-fashioned Nintendo adventure, and as such still comes off as a quality piece of work. It's certainly the least classic chapter of its series, but a lacking Zelda game is still pretty entertaining. Adventure of Link might be more for completists than its predecessor was, but you can certainly find plenty here to keep you busy for some time.