Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

2007

System
NES
Publisher
Nintendo
Developer
Nintendo EAD

7.1

Game Rating

User Ratings: 64

Our Review: 8/10

Overview

Number of Players
Single Player
Genre
Adventure
Release Date

3DS eShop

  • 6th Jun 2012, ¥500 (JPN)
  • 13th Sep 2012, £4.50/€5.00 (UK/EU)
  • 22nd Nov 2012, $4.99 (USA)

Wii Shop

  • 9th Feb 2007, 500 points (UK/EU)
  • 4th Jun 2007, 500 points (USA)
  • 23rd Jan 2007, 500 points (JPN)

Wii U eShop

  • 11th Sep 2013, ¥500 (JPN)
  • 12th Sep 2013, $4.99 (USA)
  • 26th Sep 2013, £3.49 (UK/EU)
Series
Legend of Zelda
Controller Support
All

Screenshots (8)

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Reviews

  • 70

    Wii U eShop / NES

    Review Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

    Zelda II, have you any tough dungeons? Yes sir, yes sir...

    Back in the early days of several franchises the second game in a series tended to be radically different from the first, as developers had not quite pinned down what they wanted the series to become — take a look at Castlevania II or the western Super Mario Bros. 2, for example. Zelda II:...

  • 53

    3DS eShop / NES

    Review Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

    The underdog of the Zelda series returns

    Back in the early days of several franchises, the second game in a series tended to be radically different from the first, because developers had not quite pinned down what they wanted the series to become - take a look at Castlevania II or the western Super Mario Bros. 2 for example. Zelda II is another big...

  • 24

    Wii Virtual Console / NES

    Review Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

    The black sheep of the family?

    Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is often referred to as the black sheep of the Zelda family. Unlike the original Zelda games, the top-down perspective is replaced in favour of side-scrolling platform action, similar to that found in Castlevania. Perhaps more significantly than that, it is the only Zelda game to offer...

About The Game

This direct sequel to the original The Legend of Zelda is famous for taking the series in a new direction, while also introducing elements that would go on to become standard in future Zelda games.

In Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Link is on a quest to seek the Triforce of Courage and awaken Princess Zelda from a sleeping spell placed upon her by an evil wizard. Meanwhile, Ganon’s minions are attempting to resurrect their master.

Instead of the regular top-down viewpoint, Zelda II uses a side-scrolling perspective and overworld map, and features role-playing aspects that are unique to the series. Zelda II also features many character and place names that fans of the series are sure to find familiar.