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Zelda II - Part 2

Hack of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link


This hack is a continuation of the original Zelda II. It was created with one goal in mind, and that is to provide a challenge. Fortunately, there are 3 patches available to download: Easy, Medium, and Hard. This way, if you don’t like challenging games, you will have other options to select from.

It will feel like a new game. Most of the overworld has been changed as well as the 7 palaces. There are all new puzzles in every single area of the game and some of them will most likely get you stumped! If you like Zelda II, then you will definitely like this hack.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Zelda II - The Adventure of Link (U) [!].nes - GOODNES 3.14
  • CRC32: E3C788B0
  • MD5: 764D36FA8A2450834DA5E8194281035A
  • SHA-1: 353489A57F24A429572E76BD455BC51D821F7036
  • SHA-256: AD8C0FBCF092BF84B48E69FD3964EEA4ED91BFE62ABC352943D537979782680C




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Outstanding Piece of Work

Reviewed By: Drag0nwind on 16 May 2013

Yeah!! So excited!! Fully completed the_icepenguin’s Zelda II: Part 2 (Hard Patch/No Save State)!! The very last video for my YouTube channel, the missing puzzle piece, the holy grail! The Great Palace sure was tough!!

Although I finished Journey of a Day and Part 3 before finally wrapping up Part 2, I still remember it well.

Where to begin for the review? Hmm.

I’ve always loved Zelda II, but found the original game too easy. I was new to ROM hacks when I first came to RHDN and couldn’t believe my eyes when I stumbled across icepenguin’s Zelda II: Part 2. It was precisely what I was hoping for!

Indeed, the hack itself is spectacularly difficult and I loved every minute of it. Not for the faint of heart, this quest delivers on so many levels.

I was so happy that it was an all new layout: overworld, palaces, everything. Once the battles begin, you can’t help but drop your jaw (being used to the original game)! You start with six lives, that gives you an idea of the challenges you will face! I often wondered how icepenguin came up with the new overworld and all his puzzles, he seems to know the mechanics of the game pretty well. But, no matter how difficult things get, I assure you that you always have more than enough lives to see things through.

I always told myself that it is so much more rewarding when you have to fight for victory and I became addicted to the challenge of continuing the storyline. A hero must save Hyrule!!

I’ll try to wrap this up and leave some helpful highlights of icepenguin’s first Zelda II hack:

  • It stays true to the original graphics/sounds
  • Brand new layouts across the board
  • Six starting lives and difficult puzzles everywhere
  • Relatively easy to grind out your levels
  • Up/Down stabs disabled in the Hard Patch (cool!)

Again, the level of difficulty may not be for everyone, but if you don’t mind a challenge, try out the Hard Patch and give it some time. If this kind of challenge appeals to you, you certainly will not be disappointed.

Part 2 and Part 3 are by far my favourite hacks by the_icepenguin, I had so much fun. Thank you for the great adventures!!

Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
Not enjoyableViolentForce13 Dec 20191.9No
All I could say when playing was 'What the hell was he thinking??'ryogo66619 Jan 20171.9Yes
Outstanding Piece of WorkDrag0nwind16 May 2013N/AYes