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Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Console icon NES

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES)

Publisher

Nintendo

Released

January 14, 1987

Title screenshot
In-game screenshot

Achievements

Authors: dude1286 (29), suspect15 (15)
There are 44 achievements worth 650 (4,027) points.
Place the gem in Parapa Palace

2,056 (1,152) of 2,989

68.79% unlock rate

Place the gem in Midoro Palace

1,350 (728) of 2,989

45.17% unlock rate

Place the gem in Island Palace

1,165 (647) of 2,989

38.98% unlock rate

Place the gem in Maze Palace

1,000 (571) of 2,989

33.46% unlock rate

Place the gem in the Palace on the Sea

973 (549) of 2,989

32.55% unlock rate

Place the gem in Three-Eye Rock Palace

899 (509) of 2,989

30.08% unlock rate

Obtain the Triforce of Courage and awaken the Princess

803 (440) of 2,989

26.87% unlock rate

Obtain the Triforce of Courage and awaken the Princess without getting the Shield, Life, Fire or Spell spells

43 (38) of 2,989

1.44% unlock rate

Obtain the Triforce of Courage and awaken the Princess without continuing

378 (197) of 2,989

12.65% unlock rate

Defeat Horsehead without being harmed

847 (496) of 2,989

28.34% unlock rate

Defeat Helmethead without being harmed

525 (314) of 2,989

17.56% unlock rate

Defeat Rebonack without being harmed

453 (261) of 2,989

15.16% unlock rate

Defeat any Rebonack without having learned Down Thrust

48 (41) of 2,989

1.61% unlock rate

Defeat Carock without being harmed

407 (245) of 2,989

13.62% unlock rate

Defeat Gooma without being harmed

402 (243) of 2,989

13.45% unlock rate

Defeat Barba without being harmed

435 (277) of 2,989

14.55% unlock rate

Defeat Thunderbird without being harmed

369 (217) of 2,989

12.35% unlock rate

Defeat Dark Link without being harmed

479 (280) of 2,989

16.03% unlock rate

Gain all eight heart containers

897 (532) of 2,989

30.01% unlock rate

Gain all eight magic containers

953 (551) of 2,989

31.88% unlock rate

Collect all thirty one small keys

79 (53) of 2,989

2.64% unlock rate

Collect all thirty P-Bags (enemy drops do not count)

49 (43) of 2,989

1.64% unlock rate

Collect all six 1-Ups

57 (46) of 2,989

1.91% unlock rate

Get your Life to level eight

1,002 (553) of 2,989

33.52% unlock rate

Get your Magic to level eight

894 (502) of 2,989

29.91% unlock rate

Get your Attack to level eight

894 (511) of 2,989

29.91% unlock rate

Acquire the Shield Spell in Rauru

2,824 (1,557) of 2,989

94.48% unlock rate

Acquire the Jump Spell in Ruto

2,047 (1,183) of 2,989

68.48% unlock rate

Acquire the Life Spell in Saria

1,614 (935) of 2,989

54.00% unlock rate

Obtain the Hammer in Death Mountain

1,317 (727) of 2,989

44.06% unlock rate

Learn the Down Thrust technique in Mido

135 (83) of 2,989

4.52% unlock rate

Acquire the Fairy Spell in Mido

1,313 (727) of 2,989

43.93% unlock rate

Acquire the Fire Spell in Nabooru

1,137 (649) of 2,989

38.04% unlock rate

Learn the Up Thrust technique in Darunia

121 (77) of 2,989

4.05% unlock rate

Acquire the Reflect Spell in Darunia

1,086 (625) of 2,989

36.33% unlock rate

Acquire the Spell Spell in Hidden Kasuto

945 (543) of 2,989

31.62% unlock rate

Acquire the Thunder Spell in Old Kasuto

917 (527) of 2,989

30.68% unlock rate

Pick up a sharply dressed 1-up

57 (48) of 2,989

1.91% unlock rate

Safely retrieve the P-Bag on the crumbling bridge in Parapa Palace without falling into the lava or using Fairy

232 (140) of 2,989

7.76% unlock rate

Safely retrieve the P-Bag on the crumbling bridge in Midoro Palace without falling into the lava or using Fairy

114 (69) of 2,989

3.81% unlock rate

Safely retrieve the P-Bag on the crumbling bridge in the Palace on the Sea without falling into the lava or using Fairy

110 (72) of 2,989

3.68% unlock rate

Traverse the valley beyond the river monster without being hurt or using Fairy, Fire or Spell

61 (45) of 2,989

2.04% unlock rate

Place the crystal in Three-Eye Rock Palace first (first quest only, not NG+)

46 (41) of 2,989

1.54% unlock rate

Reach the Great Palace without the Candle or Cross (first quest only, not NG+)

44 (40) of 2,989

1.47% unlock rate

Recent Players:
UserWhenActivity
TechnoSyndrome2023-05-28 13:16:466❤️ 6⚡ (🗡️7 ✨7 🛡️8) in the Palace on the Sea | 🗝️21/31 💰15/30 ⭐0/6
jethrocreek2023-05-28 13:16:336❤️ 6⚡ (🗡️8 ✨8 🛡️8) in the Palace on the Sea | 🗝️18/31 💰6/30 ⭐2/6
Slybo2023-05-28 13:15:585❤️ 5⚡ (🗡️6 ✨7 🛡️7) in a town | 🗝️4/31 💰2/30 ⭐0/6
Meto2023-05-28 12:12:306❤️ 7⚡ (🗡️8 ✨8 🛡️8) in the Maze Island Palace | 🗝️19/31 💰13/30 ⭐1/6
Rextyz2023-05-28 11:33:48Playing Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
ryuzakimrl2023-05-28 10:37:346❤️ 6⚡ (🗡️6 ✨5 🛡️7) in a cave | 🗝️24/31 💰11/30 ⭐0/6
GrandMonarch2023-05-28 09:36:098❤️ 8⚡ (🗡️5 ✨6 🛡️7) in the Great Palace | 🗝️30/31 💰10/30 ⭐5/6
LukeShepard2023-05-28 09:01:178❤️ 6⚡ (🗡️6 ✨7 🛡️7) exploring Hyrule | 🗝️16/31 💰11/30 ⭐2/6
sjones712023-05-28 08:16:056❤️ 7⚡ (🗡️6 ✨6 🛡️7) in the Maze Island Palace | 🗝️19/31 💰11/30 ⭐0/6
NicNamSam2023-05-28 07:01:10On the title screen

Recent comments

(See all 47)

ImZeldaFan 8 Jul 2021 02:46
Man, to think I was scared of this game for the longest time. "Adventure Master" wasn't as bad with New Game+ but had some trouble with boss achievements. Overall feels good to finally MASTER! :D
automidnight 30 Jan 2022 15:49
Bested Thunderbird was my toughest challenge in this set. Lots of fun, have always had great memories of Z2 and loved the achievements, thank you very much!
EricFilippoBR 7 Jul 2022 17:20
100% finalizado! Posso considerar esse jogo como o mais difícil de toda a série The Legend of Zelda. INSANO! É o Dark Souls da Nintendo na era 8 bits hahaha.
CrazyUncleGaming 22 Jul 2022 03:45
When I was a kid, one of my siblings erased my game right before the hidden palace. It took nearly 20 years but it was a pleasure to finally play and beat this classic
Mutawarrior 22 Jul 2022 18:27
I hope that was an accident and not purposely done.
Jazmataz 16 Sep 2022 02:58
Mastered! Why is the Rating for this Game so shit here? This is one of the best Games ever made.
Jazmataz 16 Sep 2022 06:40
Best Farming Spot for Levels and 1-Up‘s:
https://youtu.be/LXbR4HOHbfM
Golbi2654 5 Dec 2022 10:05
This should also support the Redux hack which makes the game much better.
Golbi2654 5 Dec 2022 10:16
Oh I forgot, this should also support the English hack for the FDS version.
BenTobitt 26 Mar 2023 03:36
Well, looks like I'm back off to Hyrule again when I'm done with Tomb Raider. The revision looks great!
Lucoshi64 26 Mar 2023 16:25
Well, there is no Meet the Error cheevo! but that's ok
Jazmataz 27 Mar 2023 13:14
Mastered! Awesome new Additions to this Set. Thanks suspect15 for the really friendly Communication. You helped me a lot especially with translating some Things for me. Youtube Uploads of some new Cheevos are coming soon.
ChronoGear 28 Mar 2023 15:09
Remastered. Pretty manageable revision. Only "Not Afraid of the Dark" and "Apprentice Link" got a little tricky at the end. But if you farm lives then both of those aren't really a problem either.
IzaNamiZX 31 Mar 2023 01:54
Re-mastered! The challenges probably would have been more fun if I hadn't tried to stack so many at once, but the new additions are solid. Cheers for the rich presence upgrades, too.
Armacool 4 Apr 2023 17:56
So this is like YS 3 except bad
Jazmataz 4 Apr 2023 18:06
Opinion‘s man.
LiftedSenses 17 Apr 2023 21:58
Mastered. Thanks for the set.
Throgg 18 Apr 2023 14:18
was able to do all the revision achievements during my no candle no cross run. once u get the no candle achievement go back and get the candle and finish all the palaces, get the keys, p bags, 1ups etc. then do apprentice link separately on a new file.
hankyman 27 Apr 2023 07:33
This was the first game I ever properly completed as a kid (using the warp zones in Super Mario Bros doesn't count).
CassetteCobra 12 May 2023 07:25
Mastered! I personally enjoy playing this game more than Zelda 1 in general. Combat was more fun, better exploration, and overall less cryptic.

For the set, it was great! Abit frustrating at times because of the "No candle and cross" cheev and the cheev where you can't have half of the spells of the game. I did the former alongside the "Ate your frog" cheev and I feel alot of the fustration could've been prevented if I did the latter on the second playthrough.

Two small problems with the set I have is that I wish you could ^+A save for the Adventure Master cheev like you can in Zelda 1 and not being able to do the Work Harder, Not Smarter cheev in the 2nd quest. That would've cut the required playthroughs up from three to two.
Boxart

Achievement Distribution

High Scores

#UserMastered
34HippopotamusRex HippopotamusRex2023-05-20 04:19
33CassetteCobra CassetteCobra2023-05-12 05:36
32DainBread DainBread2023-05-11 06:23
31MeatWallet MeatWallet2023-05-07 03:22
30MaxMilyin MaxMilyin2023-05-06 02:21
29M4rio M4rio2023-05-04 20:01
28KingPelleasIII KingPelleasIII2023-05-03 23:29
27Calsun Calsun2023-05-02 02:41
26ImpliedKappa ImpliedKappa2023-04-30 21:24
25Drakel Drakel2023-04-30 20:20

Leaderboards

Low Level Parapa Palace

Place the gem in Parapa Palace with the lowest combined levels

Low Level Midoro Palace

Place the gem in Midoro Palace with the lowest combined levels

Low Level Island Palace

Place the gem in the Island Palace with the lowest combined levels

Low Level Maze Palace

Place the gem in the Maze Palace with the lowest combined levels

Low Level Palace on the Sea

Place the gem in the Palace on the Sea with the lowest combined levels

Low Level Three-Eye Rock Palace

Place the gem in Three-Eye Rock Palace with the lowest combined levels

Low Level Hylian Hero

Wake Princess Zelda with the lowest combined levels