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The RetroBeat: I finally appreciate Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

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The RetroBeat: I finally appreciate Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

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Zelda II: The Adventure of Link has always been the franchise's black sheep, red-headed step child, insert cliche here. Look, it's weird, and I never was able to get into it. But thanks to its release on Nintendo Switch Online`s selection of digital NES games, I gave Zelda 2 another chance. And I'm finally digging it.

And then there's the RPG elements. You gain experience points from some enemies or from picking up P Bags (heh). Then you can increase your health, attack power, or magic. Yes, the game has magic! You learn spells that do things like increase your jump height or even turn you into a flying fairy.

Reading that description, nothing about Zelda II sounds bad. So why couldn't I get into it before? First ...

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