Zelda 2:
Items
Magic Jar
Recovers Link's magic points. There are two, a red one and a blue one. The recovery points vary.
Treasure Bag
A bonus which increases Link's experience points. Watch out! Enemies sometimes pop out of them too!
Heart Container
The LIFE point containers increase by one, and LIFE recovers. This means that the total life power increases.

You must possess a certain amount of Heart Containers before you will be given a Sword Technique.

Magic Container
The containers for MAGIC points increase by one and are restored. Points increase by a maximum of 16.

You must possess a certain amount of Magic Containers before you will be given a Spell.

Doll
Really looks like Link. Link's LIFE increases by 1 when you get hold of this.

Check the walktrough FAQ for a good way to earn extra lives. It's at the bottom of this page.

Candle
When this is obtained, places that you had not been able to see until now because of the dark are lit up.

Get the Candle - From the Parapa Palace 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.

Hammer
It can break rocks and cut down trees on the landscape map. Use with the A button.

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.

Handy Glove
Use this to break the blocks in the palaces by swinging the sword.

Get the Glove - From the Midoro Palace 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.

Raft
When you get this, you can cross the sea from the dock. What's on the other side of the sea?

Get the Raft - From the Island Palace 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.

Boots
According to legend, it is said that if you put on these boots you can do something extraordinary.

Get the Winged Boots - From the Maze Island Palace 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.

Flute
You will play the legendary mysterious music of Hyrule. The sound rouses old powers.

Get the Flute - From the Palace on the Sea 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.

Magical Key
A magical key that can open several of the locked doors.

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.

Cross
With its secret power, you'll be able to see enemies which you normally can't see.

Get the Cross: From the Three Eye Rock Palace 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.