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.