Feature: Zelda II: The Adventure Of Link Taught Me The Value Of Perseverance

And save states.

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, we’re running a series of features looking at a specific aspect — a theme, character, mechanic, location, memory or something else entirely — from each of the mainline Zelda games. Today, Gavin looks back at the first sequel in the series, and one of the last entries he got around to playing…


Following the release of the 3DS almost a decade ago, I decided to go back and mop up the remaining Zelda games that I hadn’t got around to playing. This was made considerably easier thanks to getting several entries for ‘free’ as an early 3DS adopter via the Ambassador Program. Past games I had missed included The Minish Cap, both Oracle games (not part of the program, but available on the 3DS eShop), the original Legend of Zelda (hey, I was a mainly-Sega kid until the mid-90s, okay!) and its sequel, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link.

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