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Famicom Disk System - Legend of Zelda 2: Link no Bouken, The (NTSC-J)

€37.50

Famicom Disk System - Legend of Zelda 2: Link no Bouken, The (NTSC-J)

€37.50

Used game for the Nintendo Famicom Disk System. 

Japanese import. 

The Disk System version contains some slightly different graphics and sound compared to the NES/Famicom version.

In-game language is a mixture of English and Japanese. Instruction booklet is Japanese.

Tested, works. In very good condition. Instruction booklet includes complete sticker sheet.  Please refer to pictures for details of condition and contents. 

 

Genre: 2D action-adventure 
Number of players: 1 

JAN 4902370500448 

Product code FMC-LNK 

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is an action role-playing video game with platforming elements. The second installment in The Legend of Zelda series, it was developed and published by Nintendo for the Family Computer Disk System on January 14, 1987, less than a year after the original The Legend of Zelda was released and seven months before North America saw the release of the first Zelda title. The game was released in North America and the PAL region for the Nintendo Entertainment System in late 1988, almost two years after its initial release in Japan.

The Adventure of Link is a direct sequel to the original The Legend of Zelda, again involving the protagonist, Link, on a quest to save Princess Zelda, who has fallen under a sleeping spell. The Adventure of Link's emphasis on side-scrolling and role-playing elements was a significant departure from its predecessor. For much of the series' three decade history, the game served as the only technical sequel to the original title, as all other entries in the series were either prequels or occurred in an alternative reality, according to the official Zelda timeline. This eventually changed with the release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in 2017, which serves as the latest chapter in the overall continuity.

The game was a critical and financial success, and introduced elements such as Link's "magic meter" and the Dark Link character that would become commonplace in future Zelda games, although the role-playing elements, such as experience points, and the platform-style side-scrolling and limited lives have not been used since in canonical games. The Adventure of Link was followed by The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1992.

Gameplay
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is an action role-playing game, bearing little resemblance to the first or later entries in The Legend of Zelda series. The Adventure of Link features side-scrolling areas within a larger top-down world map, rather than the mostly top-down perspective of the previous title, which only used side-scrolling in a few dungeon basement areas. The side-scrolling gameplay and experience system are similar to features of the Castlevania series, especially Castlevania II: Simon's Quest. The game incorporates a strategic combat system, a proximity continue system based on lives, an experience points system, magic spells, and more interaction with non-player characters. Apart from the non-canonical CD-i The Legend of Zelda games, Link: The Faces of Evil and Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon, no other game in the series includes a life feature. The side angle was used again in Link's Awakening and the other Game Boy entries, but was not the main angle in those games, which relied primarily on the top-down view.

Source: Wikipedia