The Orlando Sentinel from Orlando, Florida on June 21, 1991 · Page 56
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lrtMMBBBlfll Zelda II: Everything a player could want Even though it came out three years ago, Nintendo's Zelda II: The Adventure of Link ($34.99) is still one of our favorite games. And we're not alone. Zelda II still sells so well it pretty much stays on the Top 20 games list. As far as we're concerned, no other game is such a complete package. Good graphics combine with great game play and a well-developed story to create a constantly challenging quest. As in the first Legend of Zelda, the minions of the evil Gannon have the land of Hyrule under control. Princess Zelda is in a trance. Link has to recover the magical Triforce to break the spell and return peace and happiness to the kingdom. The game is played on two levels. First, you see an overhead view of Hyrule or at least part of it. You wander along a path through woods, over mountains, across swamps and even across an ocean it's the same kind of play as in a role-playing game such as Final Fantasy. But get off the path and you're going to run into trouble, and the game changes from role-playing to pure action. You'll battle giant spiders, rock-throwing dino-lizards and nasty flying eyeballs sometimes all at once. As you defeat enemies, your powers increase. As you search the land, you'll come to towns where you can talk to the villagers VIDEO GAMES CHIP AND JONATHAN CARTER and rest a while. You'll meet wizards who'll teach you magic spells if you fulfill a quest. You'll also come across palaces where you can recover magical items that will help you along your journey. You have to defeat the guardians of each palace to eventually reach the Triforce. If you have somehow managed to miss this one, check it out. And if you have played Link before and put it aside without finishing it, see if some of these tips help you. Inside tips. In the town of Saria, you'll find a bot sleeping inside a house. Whack it four times with your sword and it'll wake up and give you a message. In Nabooru, you'll find a bat hanging upside down inside a house. Use your jump magic and hit it four times, and you'll get another message. In the town of Darunia, you'll find a house where someone is home but won't let you in. Go left to the third house past that one. Use your jump magic. Get a running start and leap up to the roof. Then hip-hop to the right across the rooftops until you get back to the house you couldn't get in. Hop on the chimney, push down, and you'll find yourself inside. To find the hidden town of Kasuto, go through the tunnel you find in southeast Hyrule. You'll come out on a small beach. Use your hammer to chop down the patch of trees that's third from the left (vertically) and second from the top. If you want a cheap refill of your life meter (this is particularly helpful in the palaces), try this trick. When you come across a red potion, go to your magic screen and select "life" before you pick up the potion. Then hold select as you pick up the potion. Your life will refill, using little or none of the magic you just picked up. In the final palace, to get to the last showdown without getting lost, go down and left, then down and right until you can't go right anymore, then go left, fall through a hole you'll open up by breaking bricks beneath you (look for the flying horseheads), then go Zelda II Big kid (age 13 and up): 10 Mid kid (ages 8-12): 9 Kid (age 7 and under): 6 Out of a possible 10 right, cross the bridge, look for a break in the lava and fall through that little passage. Keep going right and you'll meet the boss. Once you reach the Triforce, you'll find there's one more battle to be fought. To win, back yourself into the left corner of the screen, squat, hold your shield low and keep slashing. It'll be a close call, but you'll make it. Got a question? An inside tip you'd like to share? Write to Chip and Jonathan Carter in care of The Orlando Sentinel, P.O. Box 1100, Orlando, Fla. 32802-1100. Although we cannot answer each letter individually, we will print comments of general interest in this column. Father and son Chip and Jonathan Carter live in Atlanta. Their column is distributed by Tribune Media Services. Dine on a Cloud, Sleep in a Palace. Arthur's 27 and the Buena Vista Palace $125 Four Course Dinner For Two Wine with Dinner & After Dinner Port Luxurious Guest Room The love affair begins in Arthur's 27, one of the nation's most acclaimed restaurants. Here, artfully appetizing cuisine and Impeccable service captivate your hearts in a supremely sophisticated setting in the Buena Vista Palace, 27 stories above the WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort. Fine wine provides the perfect complement. Then, the magic continues in your luxurious guest room at the renowned Buena Vista Palace. Best of all, at just $125 per couple, you can afford to fall in love. For Reservations, Call 827-3450. I BUENA VISTA ..PALACE VtWtpinjyWbrid,vllaRe urn K. 1 ' A . f jmr r , l l ft ' aW in i fYrr I , f ' f r y Featuring: Peter Rocchio and Butch Spence This week's segment: pace. Care and Maintenance of Your Swimming Pool Special Price Saturday & Sunday Only at Scotty's In Klsslmmee 15.75 Lbs. Giant 3" After Chlorine Tablets Rebate 133545 U Li -Sv $5 Mfr. Rebate You Pay 29.95 Expires 103091 Save on selected Olin products June 22 & 23, only at the Kissimmee Scotty's fi

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