So I bought Zelda II from the eShop the other day, and...*Slight spoiler*

#1CW Boi 209Posted 4/3/2013 9:50:02 PM
I'm actually enjoying it a lot more than I thought I would. I find the gameplay kinda fun and a bit refreshing despite the amount of rage it can induce sometimes. Though I gotta admit, I did abuse the Restore Points to some degree due to several unfair situations and not knowing how to save without dying until just a few hours ago. I am finally halfway through the game (Just got the raft and traveled to another area), and am wondering how people managed to get around without using a strategy guide back then.

Due to me lacking internet access most of the time during the day, I couldn't access a guide and it literally took me a couple hours to find out where I'm supposed to go once I reached the town with the river. And even then it was only by accident that I discovered Bagu hidden in the forest! I also didn't find out how to get the Life Spell until after I beat the 3rd palace (I swear, the knight enemies in that place nearly caused me to rage quit this game forever >.>), and even that was also by accident because I was trying to see if that one lady lost her mirror in town since I couldn't find it anywhere on the overworld.

Well, enough of my ranting. To those of you that have bought it or played the original/other versions of the game, what were your thoughts?
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#2randomshemsPosted 4/3/2013 9:55:54 PM
I enjoyed it on the NES tis still my favorite zelda game :)
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#3Argh4430Posted 4/3/2013 9:56:47 PM
I'll tell you how I figured it out without the internet: trial-and-error, and try everything. And I mean everything. Zelda 2 was a little better than its predecessor with having to deal with hidden items, this game was more about just trying to muscle (or memorize) your way to victory. I didn't know about the exploits you can cause to some of the enemies, but after playing it for so long, I eventually figured it out some of it by myself.

Yep, it's a challenging game, and even more so when you're used to the modern Zeldas by comparison.
#4Boney00Posted 4/3/2013 9:58:52 PM
I've played and beat it numerous times over the last twenty five or so years. Now that I have save states, I'm abusing the hell out of them.
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#5610330Posted 4/3/2013 10:02:08 PM
where can i buy these e-shop cards? Will Nintendo accept pre-paid credit cards?
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#6hyper kobun dashPosted 4/3/2013 10:06:10 PM
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#7hyper kobun dashPosted 4/3/2013 10:06:27 PM
Lol. I thank Nintendo Power(R.I.P.) for guiding me through most of this game back in the day.
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#8CW Boi 209(Topic Creator)Posted 4/3/2013 10:26:44 PM
610330 posted...
where can i buy these e-shop cards? Will Nintendo accept pre-paid credit cards?


I am not exactly sure about this, as I use my debit card. I think Target and/or Gamestop might have them. As for pre-paid credit cards, I don't see why not.
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#9forest_wandererPosted 4/3/2013 11:43:57 PM
Do we really need to worry about spoilers for a game that's over twenty years old?
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#10TimohtepPosted 4/3/2013 11:45:16 PM
It is my favorite Zelda. Primarily for its difficulty.
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