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Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Game: Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Start Date: January 2nd, 2018
End Date: January 26th, 2018
Videos: 9

When a video game gets very successful, it’s only natural for developers to want to create a sequel. It’s also natural for developers to try out new ideas when they make their sequels, including the notion of drastically changing the gameplay and the style of the game in question. The Legend of Zelda is an example of this when they made Zelda II for the NES. Although it had a nice overworld map, puzzle-filled dungeons and various caves to explore throughout the land of Hyrule, Zelda II controlled very differently from its predecessor. In fact, I imagine present-day Zelda fans who didn’t grow up with this title would not be overly fond of this game because of how different and how difficult it is compared to the other games of the franchise. However, it’s still a part of the Zelda lore and is definitely worth a look at.

Before moving on to other Zelda titles, I wanted to get completely caught up with the series (at least up to Majora’s Mask anyway) and fill in any gaps I left hanging beforehand. However, Zelda II wasn’t a game I was overly familiar with. In fact, before this playthrough, I had only completed the game once beforehand and that was a few weeks before the end of 2017. So safe to say, I was going into this title with only a little practice and not a great deal of experience. However, from when I played the game, there were definitely some things I appreciated and liked about the experience, so at the very least, you could say I wasn’t repulsed by the game to the point where I just didn’t want to cover it at all. So I figured it was as good of a time as any to finally mark this off of my Let’s Play list, and here we are!

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Plants vs. Zombies

Plants vs. Zombies

Game: Plants vs. Zombies
Start Date: October 3rd, 2015
Videos: 21

In a world where Zombie video games are present and numerous, sometimes a quirky game like this can come out and surprise you. This game takes the silly scenario of fighting off zombies with your home-grown plants in perhaps one of the most addictive mobile puzzle games I’ve ever played.

Of all the games I own on Steam, Plants vs. Zombies is probably my all-time favorite. I might have more hours of playtime with Civilization V, but Plants vs. Zombies was the first game I bought on the system and is hands down my favorite. I had wanted to do a playthrough of this game for awhile, and although OCtober 2014 was pretty crazy and eventful, in 2015 I had a chance to come back and do this game properly.

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Adventures of Lolo 3

Adventures of Lolo 3

Game: Adventures of Lolo 3
Start Date: October 15th, 2012
Runtime: 7 hours
Videos: 17

Lolo is back, but this time he is not alone! Princess Lala has joined the party to help Prince Lolo defeat Egger once and for all. The great beast has loads and loads of new puzzles and new traps for the dynamic duo, so they better be reading for some classic block-pushing action!

I was kind of in this phase at around the time of this project where I really wanted to finish and close out any series I had started on at this point and time. It started with Donkey Kong Country, went on to Super Mario Land, and with the finale of the Super Bomberman games coming at the end of the year, I decided to go back even further to 2009 and close out the Adventures of Lolo trilogy. I was waiting for the game to appear on Virtual Console, but with no release in sight, I figured I would go ahead and do it anyway. For those who love classic Lolo puzzle solving, there is plenty of that in this game, so I hope you enjoy!

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