Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES)
|Zelda II: The Adventure of Link|
- For other games in the series, see The Legend of Zelda.
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is the second game in The Legend of Zelda series. It was seen as a letdown to many fans of the first game, in particular because the entire game engine shifted from a top-down view, to a side-view platform. Zelda II also has a sharper learning curve and incorporates RPG elements like experience points, levels, and spells.
However, the story elements are all there, and the game is actually pretty solid and a lot of fun, if you can forget that it's a Zelda game. However, the game tends to cower in the mighty shadow of the original.
Zelda II borrows several themes from the first Legend of Zelda. It has a couple of fun tracks and some good mood music, but in 1986 when the music was created, the composers were still too inexperienced with the audio chips to make legendary orchestration. Akito Nakatsuka probably programmed his own sound engine in 6502 assembly since it was used in many other games he composed. The titles come from the soundtrack, but a few tracks from the album--that were merely sound effects--were left out.
|01||Title BGM||Akito Nakatsuka||Akito Nakatsuka||2:18||Download|
|02||Above Ground BGM||Akito Nakatsuka||Akito Nakatsuka||1:33||Download|
|03||Battle BGM||Akito Nakatsuka||Akito Nakatsuka||1:07||Download|
|04||Flute BGM 1||Koji Kondo||Akito Nakatsuka||0:01||Download|
|05||Town BGM||Akito Nakatsuka||Akito Nakatsuka||2:20||Download|
|06||In the Room BGM||Akito Nakatsuka||Akito Nakatsuka||0:24||Download|
|07||Temple BGM||Akito Nakatsuka||Akito Nakatsuka||3:22||Download|
|08||Boss||Akito Nakatsuka||Akito Nakatsuka||0:31||Download|
|09||Temple Clear||Akito Nakatsuka||Akito Nakatsuka||0:04||Download|
|10||Level Up||Akito Nakatsuka||Akito Nakatsuka||0:02||Download|
|11||Great Temple||Akito Nakatsuka||Akito Nakatsuka||1:17||Download|
|12||Last Boss (Dark Link)||Akito Nakatsuka||Akito Nakatsuka||0:42||Download|
|13||Fanfare||Akito Nakatsuka||Akito Nakatsuka||0:04||Download|
|14||Princess Zelda||Akito Nakatsuka||Akito Nakatsuka||0:20||Download|
|15||Ending||Akito Nakatsuka||Akito Nakatsuka||1:09||Download|
- Ripper: Kevin Horton
- Recorder: TheAlmightyGuru
- Game Credits:
- Sound Composer: Akito Nakatsuka credited as Tsukasan
Akito Nakatsuka not only composed and arranged the music for Zelda II, but he also programmed the audio driver.
Ripping NES music is a very arduous process that is beyond the scope of this site.
- mobygames.com/game/nes/zelda-ii-the-adventure-of-link - Moby Games.
- gamefaqs.com/nes/563487-zelda-ii-the-adventure-of-link - GameFAQs (NES).
- gamefaqs.com/famicomds/578370-the-legend-of-zelda-2-link-no-bouken - GameFAQs (FDS).
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zelda_II:_The_Adventure_of_Link - Wikipedia.