Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

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    • Level Raising Information - In the Adventure of Link, you must build levels to make Link stronger and more powerful. When an enemy is defeated, little numbers will appear on the screen. These numbers represent the amount of experience you earned from defeating that particular enemy.
    • Experience - Your experience is indicated in the top-right corner of the side-view screen by a number, a slash, and another number. The number on the left is the amount of experience you currently have, and the number on the right is the amount of experience you need to reach the next level. For example, if the screen reads "101/1000," you have 101 points and you need 1000 points to reach the next level.
    • The maximum experience level for all abilities is eight. Once all of the abilities are maxed out, you will earn a free life for every 9,000 experience points you earn.
  • Get the Shield Spell
    • Go to the town of Rauru, then travel left through the town to the fifth house. Wait for a girl to come out of the house, then talk to her. She'll say, "Talk with my father before you leave town."
    • Follow her into the house and go to the right to the old man who will teach you the Shield Spell.
  • Next Step: Complete the Parapa Palace
    • Find the Parapa Palace - From Rauru town, follow the road going to the north from the town. Venture into the forest to the right of the road, and enter the cave in the top right corner of the forest. Go all the way to the left through the cave. When you exit the cave, go up and right to find the entrance to Parapa Palace.
    • Locate the Keys
    • Get the Candle - From the entrance, go to the right then head down the elevator to the bottom. Go to the right, and take the first elevator down to the bottom. Go left all the way to reach the Candle.
    • Find Horsehead - From the entrance, go to the right and take the elevator down. Go to the right to the second elevator and take it down, then head to the right all the way to the Boss, Horsehead.
    • Defeat Horsehead - The higher your Attack power, the easier Horsehead is to defeat. At Attack Level Eight it only takes two hits to defeat Horsehead. Jump and hit Horsehead in the head until he's defeated.
  • Parapa Palace Keys
    • Find the First Key - Once you've entered the palace, Go to the right and take the elevator down. Go left all the way to the first Key.
    • Find the Second and Third Keys - From the entrance, go to the right and take the elevator down. Go right to the second elevator and go up. Go to the right to find the Second Key, and keep going right to get the third Key.
  • Get the Jump Spell
    • Go to Ruto town and talk to all of the people. You will eventually find a lady who says, "Goryia of Tantari stole our Trophy." To find the Trophy, go to the Desert Cave north of Zelda's castle.
    • In the cave, go all the way left to reach the Trophy, then take it back to the girl in Ruto for the Jump Spell.
  • Get the Life Spell
    • Go to the town of Saria, and talk to all the people in town until you find a girl who says, "I lost my Mirror". Then, go to the fourth house in the town. There is no one in the house, but if you kneel in front of the table and press the B Button you'll find the Mirror. Take the Mirror back to the girl to receive the Life Spell.
  • Next Step: Complete the Midoro Palace
    • Find Midoro Palace - From Saria town, follow the road going across the bridge to the east. When you reach a rock blocking the road, go north until you can see the top of the swamp to your left. Go left through the swamp and you will reach the second palace.
    • Locate the Keys
    • Get the Glove - From the entrance, go to the right and down the elevator one level. Exit the elevator to the left and head all the way left to the end. Take the elevator down one level and get off on the left. Go left all the way to reach the Glove.
    • Find Helmethead - From the entrance, go to the right and take the elevator down one level. Go left all the way, and take the elevator to the bottom. Go right to the next elevator and take it down. Go right all the way to the boss, Helmethead.
    • Defeat Helmethead - The higher your Attack power, the easier Helmethead is to defeat. At Attack Level Eight it takes two hits to overcome Helmethead. Jump and hit Helmethead in the head until he's defeated, using Shield and Jump magic if necessary.
  • Midoro Palace Keys
    • Find the First Key - From the entrance, go to the right and take the elevator down two levels. Go to the left all the way to the Key.
    • Find the Second Key - From the entrance, go to the right and take the elevator to the bottom. Go to the right all the way to the Key.
    • Find the Third Key - From the entrance, go to the right and take the elevator down one level. Go to the left until you reach the Key.
    • Find the Fourth Key - From the entrance, go to the right and take the elevator down one level. Go left all the way, and take the elevator to the bottom. Go to the right all the way to the Key.
  • Get Bagu's Letter
    • From the town of Saria, follow the road north from Saria and cross the bridge. Once you've crossed the bridge, take five steps up and five steps to the right into the forest above you. Enter Bagu's house and he will give you a Letter for the river man in Saria so you can cross the bridge.
  • Get the Hammer
    • After crossing the bridge from Saria, enter the cave below you, and you'll appear by three caves. Enter the cave on the right, then go to the right through the cave until you emerge outside. Enter the cave on the right again, then go to the right through the cave until you emerge outside. Repeat this process another three times, then enter the cave below you. Go all the way to the left through the cave until you emerge outside.
    • Enter the cave below you, then go all the way to the right through the cave until you emerge outside. Enter the cave below you, then go all the way to the left through the cave until you emerge outside. Outside, go to the left to the black hole in the ground. Walk over the hole to fall inside the cave. In the cave, go to the right to the elevator and take it down, then go all the way to the right to reach the Hammer.
  • Get the Down Thrust Ability
    • Go to the town of Mido and walk to the left through it. When you reach the building with the high door, use the Jump Spell to get to the door. Inside, you'll find a soldier who will teach Link the Down Thrust Ability.
  • Get the Fairy Spell
    • Go to the town of Mido, and talk to everyone until you find a woman who says, "Please, my daughter is sick." To help her, you'll need to find the Sacred Water. Follow the road south of Ruto town to find a cave. Once through that cave go down and right to a cave blocked by a rock.
    • Inside the cave, simply make your way to the right, and the Water of Life is at the end. Bring the water back to the woman in Mido to receive the Fairy spell.
  • Next Step: Complete the Island Palace
    • Find the Island Palace - From Mido town go south to the big graveyard. At the upper part of the graveyard is a single cross that's all by itself. Walk straight down from the cross until you fall into an invisible hole. In the hole, go to the right until you reach a tall wall. Use the Fairy Spell to get over it, then keep going right through the cave until you exit the cave. You'll be standing in front of the Island Palace.
    • Locate the Keys
    • Get the Raft - From the entrance, go to the right and down the elevator. Go right to the next elevator and take it to the bottom. Go all the way right to reach the Raft.
    • Find Ironknuckle - From the entrance, go right and take the elevator down. Go right to the next elevator and take it down, then go left to the next elevator and take it down. Go right all the way to the Boss, Ironknuckle.
    • Defeat Ironknuckle - The higher your Attack power, the easier Ironknuckle is to defeat. At Attack Level Eight, Ironknuckle takes one shot to get him off of his horse, and two shots to defeat him. Using the Jump Spell, jump into the air and use the Down Thrust ability on Ironknuckle to make him fall off the horse. At that point, jump up and down while swinging your Sword to stab him through his shield.
  • Island Palace Keys
    • Find the First Key - From the entrance, go to the right and take the elevator down. Go to the right until you come to the Key (you'll have to use the Down Thrust technique to reach it).
    • Find the Second Key - From the entrance, go to the right and take the elevator down. Go all the way to the right to the Key.
    • Find the Third Key - From the entrance, go right and take the elevator down. Go right to the next elevator and take it down. Then go right to the key.
    • Find the Fourth Key - From the entrance, go right and take the elevator down. Go right to the next elevator and take it down. Then go to the left all the way to the key.
    • Island Palace
  • Get the Fire Spell
    • Go to the town of Nabooru, and talk to everyone in town until you find a girl who says, "I'm thirsty." Go to the left until you see a fountain in the background. Stand in front of the fountain and press the B Button to get some water, then take the water back to the girl to receive the Fire Spell.
  • Next Step: Get the Up Thrust Ability
    • Go to the town of Darunia, then head to the left while counting the houses. To get down the chimney of the sixth house, use Jump magic to get on the roof of a smaller building, then jump from roof top to roof top to get to the chimney. Inside, you will learn the Up Thrust ability. Please note that if you use Fairy Magic you will not be able to go down the Chimney. You must be Link to enter the house in that manner.
  • Next Step: Get the Reflect Spell
    • Go to the town Darunia, and talk to everyone until you find a woman who says that her child is lost. Head to Maze Island by following the road north from Nabooru, then entering a cave. Go all the way to the right through the cave. When you emerge from the cave, go to the right to a bridge. Cross it to reach Maze Island, then head to the right to reach Maze Island Palace. Cross the river below the palace and you'll fall down an invisible hole. Go to the right through the cave, and you'll find the lost child. Take the child back to its mother to receive the Reflect Spell.
  • Next Step: Complete the Maze Island Palace
    • Find Maze Island Palace - From Nabooru town, go north until you reach a cave. Enter the cave and go to the right all the way through it. Upon emerging from the cave, go to the right to a bridge. Cross the bridge to reach Maze Island, then continue to the right until you reach the entrance to Maze Island Palace.
    • Locate the Keys
    • Get the Winged Boots - From the entrance, go to the right and take the elevator down. Go to the right to the next elevator and take it down one level, then go to the right until you come to a pit. Walk right across the break-away blocks and fall in the right side of the pit. Hold Right on your Controller as you fall so you can land on the first ledge. Go all the way right and unlock the door to find the Boots.
    • Find Carock - From the entrance, go right and take the elevator down. Go left to the next elevator and take it down, then go left all the way to the elevator and take it down. Go right all the way to the Boss, Carock.
    • Defeat Carock - While battling Carock, your Attack Level is insignificant. Cast the Reflect Spell and kneel down on the far left, facing to the right. Each time that Carock's magic hits Link's shield, it bounces off and hits Carock instead of Link. Continue this process until Carock is defeated.
  • Maze Island Palace Keys
    • Find the First Key - From the entrance, go right and take the elevator down. Using the Up Thrust ability, go left until you reach the Key.
    • Find the Second Key - From the entrance, go right and take the elevator down. Go left all the way to the Key.
    • Find the Third Key - From the entrance, go right and take the elevator down. Go right to the next elevator and take it down one level, then go right all the way to the Key.
    • Find the Fourth Key - From the entrance, go right and take the elevator down. Go left to the next elevator and take it down, then go right all the way to the Key.
    • Find the Fifth and Sixth Keys - From the entrance, go right and take the elevator down. Go right to the next elevator and take it down to the bottom. From there go left to one Key, and right to the other Key. If you're having trouble finding all six Keys, use the Fairy Spell to fly through the keyhole of any locked door.
  • Maze Island Palace, Palace on the Sea
    • Find the Palace on the Sea - From Nabooru town, go directly right of the town. Using the Winged Boots, head straight out onto the water to reach the Palace on the Sea.
    • Locate the Keys
    • Get the Flute - From the entrance, go to the right and take the elevator to the bottom. Go to the right all the way to the elevator and take it down, then go to the left all the way to the elevator and take it down. Go left to the first elevator and take it down one level, then get off of the elevator to the right and go to the right all the way. At the far right wall, jump and push against the wall to go through a Secret Passage. Go to the right to the elevator and take it down, then go all the way left to reach the Flute.
    • Find Gooma - From the entrance, go right to the elevator and take it down. Go right to the next elevator and take it down, then go left to the next elevator and take it down. Go left to the second elevator and take it up, then go right all the way to the find the Boss, Gooma.
    • Defeat Gooma - The higher your Attack Level, the easier Gooma is to defeat. At Attack Level Eight, it takes six strikes to defeat Gooma. Using the Jump Spell and Shield Spell, jump over Gooma's ball and chain while repeatedly hitting him in the stomach.
  • Palace on the Sea Keys
    • Find the First Key - From the entrance, go right and take the elevator down. Go right to the Key.
    • Find the Second Key - From the entrance, go right and take the elevator down. Go right and take the next elevator down, then go left to the Key.
    • Find the Third Key - From the entrance, go right and take the elevator down. Go right to the next elevator and take it down, then go left to the next elevator and take it down. Go left to the second elevator and take it down, then go left to the Key.
    • Find the Fourth Key - From the entrance, go right and take the elevator down. Go right to the next elevator and take it down, then go left to the next elevator and take it down. Go left to the next elevator and take it down one level, then go right to the Key.
    • Find the Fifth Key - From the entrance, go right and take the elevator down. Go right to the next elevator and take it down, then go left to the next elevator and take it down. Go left to the first elevator and take it down one level, then go right all the way to the end. Jump and push Link against the wall, and he'll go right through it. Go right to the second elevator and take it up, then go left to the Key.
  • Get the Spell Spell
    • Go to the town of New Kasuto, and talk to everyone until you find a lady who says, "The old man who remains has magic." Enter the eighth house through the fireplace to find the old man and receive the Spell Spell. To receive the Spell Spell, you must have eight Magic Containers.
  • Next Step: Get the Magic Key
    • Go to the town of New Kasuto, then go all the way to the right until you come to a dead end. Use the Spell Spell to make a big tower appear, then go inside to reach the Magic Key.
  • Next Step: Get the Thunder Spell
    • Go to the town of Old Kasuto, then go in the house and talk to the old man to get the Thunder Spell. To receive it, you must have all eight Magic Containers.
  • Next Step: Complete the Three Eye Rock Palace
    • Find Three Eye Rock Palace - From Old Kasuto town, go to the right of the town and cross the bridge. You will see three large rocks in the middle of the desert. Stand directly between the rocks on the left and right, and play the Flute to make Three Eye Rock Palace appear.
    • Get the Cross - From the entrance, go to the right and take the elevator down to the bottom floor. Go to the right all the way (jumping the pits as you go along) until you reach a door. Use the Magic Key on the door and continue until you reach the Cross. If you fall down a pit, simply go left to the elevator and take it up one floor. Then go right, try to recall where the pit was, and use a Jump Spell to get over it.
    • Find Barba - From the entrance, go right and take the elevator to the bottom. Go right to the first pit and jump to the right side of the dissolving platform. Let it dissolve beneath you. Fall into the pit until you come to a screen with two dissolving platforms. Jump off the platforms to the hallway on the right side of the screen. Go right through the locked door, then go all the way to a long area of lava that has no platforms or bridges.
    • Use the Fairy Spell to cross the lake of lava. Continue to the right past the next elevator, then go through two rooms to the next pit. Select the Fairy Spell, but don't activate it, and fall into the pit. Cast the Fairy Spell when you see the narrow hallway appear on the right side of the screen. If you're on the same screen as the narrow hallway when you activate the spell, you'll reach it. After stopping your fall, go all the way right to the Boss, Barba.
    • Defeat Barba - Get on the second ledge from the right and wait. If Barba comes up away from you then jump his fire balls and wait. If Barba comes up next to you then use the Up Thrust on his chin. Repeat this process until Barba is defeated.
  • Next Step: Complete the Great Palace
    • Find the Great Palace - From the River Devil, follow the road south until you reach a cemetery. Take the trail into the red area at the bottom of the cemetery, then follow the trail all the way to the palace.
    • Find Thunderbird - From the entrance, go right and take the elevator down. Go left all the way and take the elevator down, then go right and take the elevator down. Go right to the next elevator and take it down, then go right to the next elevator and take it down. Go right to the next elevator and take it down, then go right to the next elevator and take it down to the bottom. Go left to where there are blocks along the floor. Break the blocks one by one until you fall through the floor. Go right across the break away bridge until you're above a pit. Allow the bridge to break away so you fall into the pit, then go right to Thunderbird.
    • Defeat Thunderbird - As soon as you see Thunderbird, cast the Thunder Spell. This will cause the Thunderbird to turn blue, and make him vulnerable to attack. Next, cast the spells of Shield, Jump, and Reflect. Jump and Up Thrust the Thunderbird in the face as fast as you can, or just jump and strike him in the face as quickly as you can. Watch his life line, and do the best you can to avoid his fireballs until he's defeated.
    • Defeat Link's Shadow - Stay in the center of the screen kneeling down. Always face the shadow while swinging your sword constantly. Keep doing this, and occasionally you will score a hit on him. If you're able to enter this room with full life, you may want to try kneeling down on the far left side of the room and swinging your sword as quickly as possible.
  • Once you've completed this task, Princess Zelda will recover from her unnatural slumber. Take heed, though, because these feats are much -- MUCH -- easier said than done.

FAQ

Q: Is there a good way to earn extra lives?

A: Yes. Once you have reached an Attack Level of at least six, you can finish building levels and start gaining extra men inside of The Palace on the Sea. If you turn off your game, you will lose any extra men you gain, but this technique will help you make it to the Great Palace.

From the entrance of The Palace on the Sea, go right and head down the first elevator to enter the maze. Continue right to the next elevator and go down, then go left until you reach the area where blocks begin to fall.

Stand to the right of where the blocks fall, and let them fall until the screen has filled with them. In the first column, use your sword to knock out the first four blocks above the bottom_most block. In the second column and third column, leave the bottom three blocks and knock out the next two. In the fourth column, leave the bottom four blocks and knock out the next block.

Stand in the gap you created in the third column from the right, face left, and stab repeatedly as the small orange creatures fly into your sword. Occasionally, you may have to move forward to pick up the items they leave behind. You'll rack up free lives very quickly.

Q: How do I get by the force barrier in front of the last Palace?

A: You need to have placed all six Crystals in the first six Palaces.

Q: Will a Palace turn to stone if I defeat the Boss but don't obtain the special item?

A: No. A palace will only turn to stone if the special item has been obtained and the Crystal has been placed.

Q: There aren't enough Keys in the Palace I'm in. Why?

A: Every palace prior to the sixth Palace has enough Keys for its doors. If you are short on Keys, you may have used one Palace's Key in another Palace, and subsequently locked a Key away by closing off the palace. If you don't have any Keys, use the Fairy spell to fly through the keyhole of any locked door.

Q: In the NES Atlas, the Palace on the Sea map shows a door to the right of where you can walk through a wall (en route to the flute), but there is no door there in that area. Where is it?

A: Actually, there is no door there. The NES Atlas is incorrect.

Q: I'm trying to get a Spell in a town but they won't give it to me even though I did what they asked of me. What do I do?

A: You must have missed a Magic Container or two somewhere. In addition to doing what they ask of you, you must also possess a certain amount of Magic Containers before they will give the Spell to you. The rule applies to the Sword Techniques. You have to have a certain amount of Heart Containers.

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