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I remember this game from when I was a kid. Looks and plays well on the GBA or DS. Aside from those horrible Phillips CD-i Zelda games, this one ranks up there with the worst. However, I gave this a high mark because of the nostalgia factor and to this day can still be quite a challenge. Definitely worth a play through for Zelda fans who may not have been around when this game was released.
The Legend of Zelda Series is known as one of the best game series ever. Zelda II, however, is the exception. The only Zelda game with RPG elements (leveling up) you would think it would be better. For an NES game, it's not the worst, but it does not live up to the first game. The controls are difficult and the game play is mediocre at best. Don't feel bad if you get frustrated and quit. I did.