The website Nintendoeverything.com has confirmed the release of a new game on the Wii U Virtual Console. That game is “Zelda II: Adventure of Link,” and it was released on September 12, 2013. The game was originally released on the NES in 1988. The game is available for the price of $4.99.
“Zelda II: Adventure of Link” has often been considered a sort of “dark horse” in the series. This is due to the fact that the game plays very differently from almost every other Zelda title. The game is divided into two portions: a large overworld (similar to classic RPG titles, like “Final Fantasy”) and side scrolling sections where the player can battle enemies, delve into temples, and explore towns. In the side scrolling portions, the player can attack, jump, and use magic to avoid enemy attacks and defeat them. This method of combat is very different from most titles, where the player fights from a top-down perspective (like in most 2-D Zelda titles) or a third person perspective (like in most 3-D Zelda titles).
The game also features an RPG-like experience system. Defeating enemies will give the player experience points that allow Link to level up, which increases his defense, attack power, or magic power. The player can also find numerous items around the world that increase their maximum life and magic, allowing them to take more hits and cast more spells. The magic spells in this game were also a new addition, and no game since has used magic quite as extensively as this title.
This game does have one thing that stopped most players from playing it: its difficulty. The game is actually quite difficult, especially when the player reaches the later temples and areas. The game is manageable though, for the most part. There are a few parts of the game that just seem completely unfair to the player, but even they are manageable with perseverance and a little bit of strategy.
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