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Posted by Hassun

Giant enemy crab?

Edited by OhNoOh

I went and played some Zelda II after watching this quicklook, and goddamn I didn't notice quite how much this game is just straight up Zelda II.

Posted by xbob42

Jeff, Zelda 2 is fucking garbage and anyone who likes it, according to my math, must also be garbage! What a terrible fucking game and a failed experiment. The combat was atrocious, the overworld map was pitiful and poorly designed, the translation was obnoxious. Go play it, Jeff! Play it and finish it! Finish it without a walkthrough!

If I could burn every copy of that game, I would. MURDER ZELDA 2!

Edited by LarryDavis

@xbob42: Agreed unironically. I've never understood why anyone likes Zelda 2. It's a bad Zelda game and a bad platformer combined into one disgusting mess.

Posted by Thoseposers

Pleasantly surprised with how this looks, may have to pick it up sometime. I am curious to see how much bigger the world gets.

Posted by HarrySound

More trash they found at the bottom of the Steam wheely bin.....

Posted by T_wester

Chibis are disturbing and deifies gravity, they raise some huge questions about the internal organs and overall reliability of the body.

Edited by Cloneslayer

I like the idea of having the kid doing the writing in the game. Sort of like Axe Cop

Also isnt all the Tales games 3d over world and 2d battles? Those still any good?

Posted by Vlaphor

I will say both that this game looks pretty fun, and that the dungeon theme from Zelda II is one of the best dungeon themes of all time. Simple, but very, very catchy and effective.

Posted by Taklulas

@hassun said:

Giant enemy crab?

You might say it was a.....CRAB BATTLE!

Posted by TheShrubber

A game by an 8 year old? Sounds right up Dan's alley!

burn

(sounds right up my alley as well)

Posted by ripelivejam
Posted by Mechanized

This looks pretty rad, definitely gonna pick it up.

Posted by tomservo50

I'm with you @brad. I have memories of a Q*Bert cereal myself during the '80s and swear I tried a box, though there seems to be little evidence on Google aside from others like us with similar vague memories. Maybe the sugar rush from eating too much C3POs, Pebbles, Pac-Man cereal and Nintendo Cereal System caused hallucinations in us as kids.

Posted by Hadokinz

I missed impatient Jeff with Brad at games.

Posted by BeachThunder

Check out Super Win the Game for all your top-down overword / side-scrolling dungeon needs.

Posted by SgtSphynx

I'm with @jeff, Adventure of Link is fucking awesome and a great game.

Posted by rmanthorp
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Posted by Demoskinos

I think thats super cool that he involved his daughter so heavily in making this thing.

Posted by Ravelle

It's the Axe-Cop of videogames!

Edited by mithical

Yep, in addition to general gameplay mechanics, this thing is packed with Zelda 2 references. Seems alright, I might give it a go.

Posted by ratcliffja

Yeah this looks pretty great. Zelda 2 is criminally underrated. I believe WayForward's Adventure Time game was also a Zelda 2-like, or at least that's how they described it to me when I was working there (I think I was working on DuckTales at the time so I wasn't on that project).

Posted by Dprotp

I love the concept of Zelda II, but goddamn that game's difficulty curve is just horseshit.

If Yacht Club Games, as Jeff said, made a Zelda II, oh man

Posted by Ascara89

This looks pretty good, will have to pick it up.

Posted by scottygrayskull

Adventure of Link is my third favourite Zelda. Super under appreciated just because it isn't like the other ones.

Posted by Rich666

This game looks pretty great. The art style is cute, the combat seems simple yet ramps up in difficulty fairly fast, and the world seems just the right amount of bat-shit crazy to stand out. Not to mention the developer made the game with his daughter. That's just f'in awesome. :]

Edited by brads_beard

Oh man I've been looking for a Zelda II inspired action RPG where you play as a Skittle.

Posted by heatDrive88

Hmmm IF ONLY there was an OLD VIDEO GAMES SHOW to watch the guys play Zelda 2 on. If only?

Posted by Majkiboy

Someone understands my affection of Adventure of Link! I AM NOT ALONE *sobs*

Edited by csl316

This seems neat.

Posted by pancakehumper

Beat the game under 2 hours on the Beast Master path. Was fun

Posted by Yesiamaduck

Am I the only one getting bizzare performance issues with this game? The is a horribly distracting micro-stutter which makes the reaction based challenges a real slog.

Edited by hunterob

I almost bought an Adventure Time game because it was like Zelda II. I haven't seen a single episode of the show, and I've been annoyed by everything related to it that I've been exposed to. So this is way more appealing!

I just hope it comes to PS Plus or Games for Gold someday because I'm dead broke. And I'd rather not feel like an asshole for failing to support that developer's kid.

Posted by CountDeDeDe

Posted by DekuShrub

I like the idea of having the kid doing the writing in the game. Sort of like Axe Cop

Also isnt all the Tales games 3d over world and 2d battles? Those still any good?

The Tales games are like the sports games of the RPG world at this point, solid iterations but kind of the same plot with a roster update. Worth buying one each couple years for solid game mechanics, but they are never mind blowing. Plus they always insist on having at least one super annoying kid character.

Posted by JackSukeru

Yeah Adventure of Link was/is dope and this game definetly takes from it. Apart from the map screen to 2D combat, the leveling is also similar and learning sword moves from a guy in the basement is also a thing. The way the Bat enemy and those bug-like crawlers behave are likely also references. That wolf enemy that threw fire sticks might be inspired by those castle enemies that threw a bunch of stuff also.

Anyway, a cool and unique game, that Zelda II. This was also a cool game, though I can't see myself playing it right now.

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Posted by development

That thing definitely reminded me of Palmer Luckey.

Posted by ThunderSlash

Adventure of Link was a hella difficult game for a Nintendo developed one. Never got too far in it cus those dark caves ruin my day.

Posted by Darek006

Doooooog I want Yacht Club Games to make Zelda II-2 now.

This game looks neat! Good for that little girl!

Posted by forteexe21

Also isnt all the Tales games 3d over world and 2d battles? Those still any good?

Battles are 3d now as well. Still good though.

Posted by Tajasaurus

@hunterob said:

I almost bought an Adventure Time game because it was like Zelda II. I haven't seen a single episode of the show, and I've been annoyed by everything related to it that I've been exposed to. So this is way more appealing!

I just hope it comes to PS Plus or Games for Gold someday because I'm dead broke. And I'd rather not feel like an asshole for failing to support that developer's kid.

That game was pretty good! It's like a way easier version of Zelda II with like a bunch of Adventure Time stuff crammed into it if you care about that (I didn't really but w/e) Alex reviewed it , if anyone cares enough

Zelda II is the best, though

Posted by Tajasaurus

Also they should have made Zelda II-2 instead of triforce heroes or whatever that game is called

Posted by AwesomeOnsum
Posted by vhold

Adventure of Link was a hella difficult game for a Nintendo developed one. Never got too far in it cus those dark caves ruin my day.

Yeah that game wouldn't fly today, but at the time because the graphics, the music, the controls, the open world, etc, were all so cool, people were willing to overlook the.. frankly.. bad game design that relied on exhaustively searching the map and learning to avoid traps through massive amounts of trial and error. It felt like a game designed to sell Nintendo Power or strategy guides.

Posted by Oprahtrain

If anyone's interested, the Adventure Time game on the 3ds "Hey Ice King..." made by WayForward is a pretty damn good zelda 2 game.

Posted by Yummylee

I first thought that beehive was a giant shit. Also, really cute to see a parent involve his kid so heavily in the development of a game.

Edited by Walta

Konjak made a really cool Zelda II homage... it's free too

http://www.indiegames.com/2009/01/freeware_game_pick_the_legend.html