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The Legend of Zelda 2 Rinku no Bōken


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Release Dates

09/01/88 Nintendo
01/14/87 Nintendo
09/26/88 Nintendo

Community Stats

Owners: 338
Favorite: 14
Tracked: 4
Wishlist: 3
Now Playing: 4

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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.

This sequel to the Adventure classic uses side-scrolling combat engine unique to the series for more technical combat while using an overhead view for the overworld. It features more in-depth world roaming as Link encounters townsfolk he can talk to while on his quest.

To many fans of Zelda, is the worst game in the series. This can be attributed to the change in perspective, and the sheer dificulty. All previous and future 2D Zelda games used a top down perspective, with no overworld. It is by far the hardest game in the series, and to complete it is a true achievement.

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Shipping Total

4,380,000 Units
As of: December 31st, 2003

Opinion (20)

Kakadu18 posted 28/04/2022, 07:47
The only Nintendo game I've played that I really hate and the least fun I had with any game in my childhood. A disgrace to my favorite franchise.
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Kai Master posted 03/03/2010, 10:41
"I am Error" and I'm the terror that freezed PS3's, ahahahah!!! ahem... I loved this game, never understand such low sentiments. My 2 brothers were disappointed at the time too, maybe I preferred the 1 but that's still a great game.
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c0rd posted 28/01/2010, 06:11
Finally beat this game about 2 months ago (never managed to as a kid).

That final temple is rough. When that massive, oversized blue slime came down, man... Scared the shit outta me!
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bigjon posted 31/12/2008, 05:44
WW replaced this as the black sheep of the Zelda series.
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Sylvain316 posted 14/12/2008, 09:48
Zelda 2 was different, fun and challenging... I remembered finish that game 20 years ago !!
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LPgirl435 posted 18/09/2008, 11:11
i didnt realize this game was so challenging compared to the others! i first tried to play this game when i was like 6 but couldnt get through any of it... after that i was just like screw zelda

maybe ill give it another shot
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