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CD-i - Link: The Faces of Evil w/ sleeve (PAL)

€149.95

CD-i - Link: The Faces of Evil w/ sleeve (PAL)

€149.95

Used game for the CD-i game console. 

PAL version. 

In-game language, instruction booklet, sleeve text and back inlay text are English. 

Tested, works. In excellent to near mint condition. Please refer to pictures for details of condition and contents

 

Genre: action-adventure 
Number of players: 1 

EAN  731069011828 

Product code  310690118-2

Release  1993

Link: The Faces of Evil and Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon are two action-adventure video games developed by Animation Magic and published by Philips Interactive Media for the CD-i. The two games were released on the same day, were developed simultaneously and look and play similarly because they use the same graphic engine. Both games are based on Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda franchise, but are not considered official entries in the game series, and are the first two games of three Zelda titles released for the CD-i. The third Zelda game released for the CD-i, Zelda's Adventure, featured different developers and perspective than its predecessors.

Link: The Faces of Evil puts the player in control of Link, who goes on a quest to defeat Ganon and rescue Princess Zelda. Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon changes the roles and has the player control Zelda, who goes out to save Link and defend her kingdom from Ganon. Both travel to a new world (Korodai and Gamelon, respectively) to thwart Ganon's plans. At the time of their release the games received mixed to positive reviews. In later years, both games, along with Zelda's Adventure and Mario game Hotel Mario, have become infamous with modern critics, which has led to the three games being considered not only the worst games in the Zelda franchise but also among the worst video games of all time.

Gameplay
Players take control of Link in The Faces of Evil, and of Zelda in The Wand of Gamelon. In the beginning of both games, players have access to only three areas, which are accessed through an in-game map. The two characters only have their swords and shields at this stage. The sword can be used to attack enemies either by stabbing or shooting "Power Blasts", while the shield can deflect attacks. The shield is used whenever the player character is standing still or crouching. They gain new items later on in the game, including lamp oil, rope, and bombs, all of which can be purchased from a shop. Rubies (Rupees in canon Zelda games) can be obtained by stabbing them with the sword after defeating an enemy; after which they can be spent at the shop.

The player's health is measured in "Life Hearts". Although the player begins the game with only three hearts, there are ways to earn more. Each time the player-character is injured, they will lose at least one-half of a heart. The first two times the player runs out of Life Hearts, the player will be given the option of continuing from near the point where their last heart was lost. When the player loses their hearts for a third time, they will be returned to the map and must start the level from the beginning. Returning to the map replenishes their Life Hearts and lives, and they will retain any items and Rubies they picked up.

Source: Wikipedia