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Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES)

Developer:Nintendo R&D4
Publisher:Nintendo
Genre:Action RPG, Metrovania
First released:January 14, 1987
Title ScreenhotIn-game Screenshot

Achievements

There are 29 achievements worth 455 (1116) points.
Authors: dude1286 (29).

 
Desert Gem
 
won by 1350 (793) of 1939 (69.62%)
(11)
Place the gem in Parappa Palace.
Swamp Gem
 
won by 876 (517) of 1939 (45.18%)
(14)
Place the gem in Midori Palace.
Island Gem
 
won by 751 (467) of 1939 (38.73%)
(15)
Place the gem in Island Palace.
Maze Gem
 
won by 646 (414) of 1939 (33.32%)
(17)
Place the gem in Maze Island Palace.
Water Gem
 
won by 627 (398) of 1939 (32.34%)
(17)
Place the gem in the Palace on the Sea.
Hidden Gem
 
won by 574 (366) of 1939 (29.60%)
(18)
Place the gem in Three Rock Palace.
Sleeping Beauty
 
won by 492 (310) of 1939 (25.37%)
(50)
Obtain the Triforce of Courage and awaken the Princess.
Adventure Master
 
won by 217 (140) of 1939 (11.19%)
(190)
Obtain the Triforce of Courage and awaken the Princess without continuing.
Bested Horsehead
 
won by 506 (352) of 1939 (26.10%)
(49)
Defeat Horsehead without being harmed.
Bested Helmethead
 
won by 349 (241) of 1939 (18.00%)
(64)
Defeat Helmethead without being harmed.
Bested Rebonak
 
won by 264 (188) of 1939 (13.62%)
(78)
Defeat Rebonak without being harmed.
Bested Carock
 
won by 255 (176) of 1939 (13.15%)
(81)
Defeat Carock without being harmed.
Bested Gooma
 
won by 247 (180) of 1939 (12.74%)
(82)
Defeat Gooma without being harmed.
Bested Barba
 
won by 264 (196) of 1939 (13.62%)
(79)
Defeat Barba without being harmed.
Bested Thunderbird
 
won by 235 (163) of 1939 (12.12%)
(87)
Defeat Thunderbird without being harmed.
Bested Yourself
 
won by 288 (196) of 1939 (14.85%)
(74)
Defeat Shadow Link without being harmed.
Full of Heart
 
won by 583 (379) of 1939 (30.07%)
(18)
Gain all eight heart containers.
All the Magic
 
won by 614 (396) of 1939 (31.67%)
(17)
Gain all eight magic containers.
Max Health
 
won by 633 (396) of 1939 (32.65%)
(17)
Get your Life to level eight.
Max Magic
 
won by 564 (358) of 1939 (29.09%)
(18)
Get your Magic to level eight.
Max Attack
 
won by 564 (363) of 1939 (29.09%)
(18)
Get your Attack to level eight.
Shield Spell
 
won by 1844 (1051) of 1939 (95.10%)
(5)
Acquire the Shield Spell from Rauru.
Jump Spell
 
won by 1361 (815) of 1939 (70.19%)
(5)
Acquire the Jump Spell from Ruto.
Life Spell
 
won by 1065 (655) of 1939 (54.93%)
(12)
Acquire the Life Spell from Saria.
Fairy Spell
 
won by 861 (520) of 1939 (44.40%)
(14)
Acquire the Fairy Spell from Mido.
Fire Spell
 
won by 732 (465) of 1939 (37.75%)
(15)
Acquire the Fire Spell from Nabooru.
Reflect Spell
 
won by 704 (452) of 1939 (36.31%)
(16)
Acquire the Reflect Spell from Darunia.
Spell Spell
 
won by 608 (391) of 1939 (31.36%)
(17)
Acquire the Spell Spell from Hidden Kasuto.
Thunder Spell
 
won by 586 (378) of 1939 (30.22%)
(18)
Acquire the Thunder Spell from Old Kasuto.
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Recent comment(s):
16 May 2017
16:28
Also, to get the Adventure Master Achievement, can the file be a new game + with saves etc. or does it have to be a 000 file? Thanks!
16 May 2017
19:29
For how to beat bosses without getting damaged, best is watching some youtube videos tutorials, they are pretty well made to explain how to do it (and it works with new game +). And yes adventure master achievement works with new game + too.
18 May 2017
6:47
OK, cool! Thanks!
17 Jan 2018
21:14
I'll have another go at this again and try not to pull my hair out just beating the game
7 Mar 2018
1:13
Although the bosses without damage was very fun and challenging, they weren't as difficult as I originally thought. Adventure master is interesting as well!
31 Oct 2019
20:22
Great game! Thanks for this set!
8 Mar 2020
18:09
this game is brutal :( Loved the first one but really having a hard time enjoying this one. Keep getting lit by the Red Daira in Death Mountain near the beginning of the game.
9 Mar 2020
5:00
Zelda II has by far the best combat of the Zelda series but it requires precise timing that gets lost when it's played in emulators, all of which have input lag. The best bet is to use RetroArch with latency reduction.
9 Mar 2020
5:01
It still has some lag but far less than any other emu I used. Also I'm not sure if all the achievements will trigger in RetroArch, as depending on the core, it may use different addresses.
9 Mar 2020
5:03
As for the Daira, my advice is to stay a bit away from him & wait for him to throw an axe and jump over it and as soon as you land, walk up to him in a ducking motion and stab him in his legs. Then back up & repeat.
9 Mar 2020
5:05
Sometimes red Dairas throw a 2nd axe soon after they throw one so be careful and ready to jump over it in case he does (can be tough to do on console if your reaction time is off, let alone on emulators).
9 Mar 2020
5:06
So take your time, stay calm and you'll be fine. Blue Iron Knuckles are also best handled by a similar approach.
13 Mar 2020
1:37
Thanks for the advice Mutawarrior. This Death Mountain is just kicking my ass. I can get all the way through and fall into the hole, and I end up getting game over there every time
13 Mar 2020
1:38
I am not the best gamer in the world but I am certainly above average, and this game is just ugh lol. I may move on to ALTTP on SNES and come back to this one. I am pumped to play that (skipped entire Zelda series growing up) (IDK why lol)
13 Mar 2020
1:39
Oh, and FWIW I am using RA, pretty much exclusively use that for all my old console gaming.
13 Mar 2020
3:45
WOW GOT PAST IT!!! LOL
13 Mar 2020
7:05
Nice. I posted a walkthrough of the game on my youtube channel. Here's the video of me getting the Hammer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ho83O66ZC2k
13 Mar 2020
7:06
Nowadays I use the ducking jump strikes on him (hold down as you attack him) because it works better. There's an entire playlist I made of the playthrough if you're interested. One of these days I'll do tutorials on how to fight the various enemies.
8 Jul 2021
2:46
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
23 Nov 2021
2:28
Great work with both "art" and "cheevos"! All of them are running just fine! Thank you! ;)

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