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  • Summary: Link returns to Hyrule to search for the Triforce and to awaken Zelda from an endless sleep. Embark on a quest to find the Triforce of Courage and save Hyrule from ruin. Learn magic spells, talk to people in towns to get clues, collect items to increase your power and explore six palaces where the underlings of the evil Ganon await you. Expand
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  1. Oct 31, 2011
    I know I like to review wii games but I also want to review virtual console games. One game in mind is zelda 2 the adventures of link. It's a great game and I remember it as a child. Now the first legend of zelda is a true masterpiece. So is a link to the past and Ocarina of time. This game is a sqeual to the first nes zelda game where zelda is in a sleeping spell and ganon is dead and turned into red ashes. Now the monsters want to revive him by using the blood of link. So the only time you see ganon is when the game is over. Anyway on to the game it's a side scroller and an RPG mixed together. The world map is an overhead view and you can explore forests, towns and caves, While your exploring the world map you'll see black figures appearing near and if you touch them you'll go into an encounter and fight them to get experince points. Must RPG's I know usually do random encounters. Let me tell you Final Fantasy 2 on the virtual console (SNES) In this game you don't see what hits you and that's as random as you can get and it was a true RPG Masterpiece. There're 2 ways to get experince points which is by defeating enemies or collect "P" bags. There's no shops or anything in this game is money doesn't need anything here. In towns you can learn spells, talk to people and pretty do whatever you want. In palaces you have to explore them to collect items and place crystals there. At the palaces you must fight a boss now some can get tough but some others are pretty easy if you're really good at this game. Another thing I wanna mention is that everytime you lose all your lives you start all the way back to the beginning of the game. Awwwww!!!! That's nice. Why not have a save point or something. I bet some of you don't know is that if you jump on top of the screen and turn into a fairy something glitchy happens. Like when I was in palace 2 in the 2nd quest I jumped off the top of the screen and turned into a fairy and I ended up stuck on top of the roof. So this game does have some glitches, Now for the enemies their kind of werid in a way but there's one in mind that never dies!!!!! Those floating skulls. You can try to stab them all you want but they will never die. After you do everything in the game it leads you to the grand palace which is made of gold. At least when you die there you start there. At the end you fight the thunder bird and Shadow link or dark link some people say. In the end it's a great game and some people find it easy while other's find it hard. For me I like it and I will play it when I have nothing else to do with my time. Collapse
  2. Sep 10, 2014
    Well, its the black sheep of the series, but, its a great standalone title, just not a great Zelda.

    Fighting is, for me, better than in the
    first game, and levelling up, even if its confusing, make he game a LITTLE easier.

    Because its too damn hard.

    You lost energy so fast and, at each gameover, you RESTART AT SQUARE ONE! That's cheap.

    But the overall gameplay is still there, and the RPG elements are a welcome addition!
    And the palace theme is great!
  3. Jul 18, 2012
    Such a letdown. SUCH a letdown. It is easy to get nostalgic because, hey! It's Link! Who doesn't like Link? But this game is just not well designed. You always start back at the game's first location, regardless of where you died. Annoying. The combat works, and is fun enough most of the time, but the new abilities and items don't have as much long-term value as they did in the first game; a lot of the time, they are useful in one or two sections of the game, and not used beyond this. The leveling system is a bit confusing. I may be a little harder on this game because the ending is ridiculously hard. So, if you are a gamer who likes games that really, really force you to work for a win, this might be right up your alley. I see this much difficulty as a sign of a bad game design, though. Expand
  4. Dec 4, 2013
    When it comes to the other Zelda games they're fun, but this game is a poor excuse for a Zelda game. The one thing about this game that's bad is that it''s too hard, usually I like a challenge but this game just frustrates me. Some of the time this game is fun but most of the time it's a frustrating mess, and worst of all if you die, you have to start from the beginning. Expand