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"That’s like a dollar an hour!" – Zelda II: The Adventure of Link Report

November 11, 2011

Coffee Beans
     Zelda II: The Adventure of Link was originally released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in North America on December 1, 1988.  The game was re-released for the Wii’s Virtual Console service on June 4, 2007, and can still be purchased for just 500 Wii Points, which is only $5.  The Virtual Console version received an ESRB rating of “Everyone” with “Mild Fantasy Violence” listed as content for gamers/parents to be aware of.

     How many Wii owners have reported playing Zelda II: The Adventure of Link and how many hours have they reported playing it, since it was released on the Virtual Console?  Let’s take a look!

Can you name the boss in this image?

The Brew
     Zelda II: The Adventure of Link has 71,481 Wii owners that have reported game-play data through the Nintendo Channel in the United States, with 1,617 days possibly reported.
     The game’s average play-time per day/session reported is 54 Minutes.
     The United States’ Virtual Console release of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link has made Nintendo about $357,405, based on just the number of players that have reported data in the United States and the game’s $5 price point.

Caffeinated Thoughts
     If you never played the game, the video below shows off some brief game-play from it:

     I can’t remember playing Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, but seeing the game with more than 5 hours of game-play averaged “Per person” I think is good, especially with an asking price of only $5(That’s like a dollar an hour!).
     Considering the reported average hours for The Legend of Zelda that we looked at last week, Wii owners can get two Zelda games, The Legend of Zelda and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, that will give them 12 hours of game-play for just $10.  I think that’s a pretty great bargain, especially if you have been interested in the original Zelda NES games, but have never had the chance to play them.

     With The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword releasing in just another 10 days, are any of you playing through the older Zelda games like Zelda II: The Adventure of Link?
     If you have played the Virtual Console version of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, is it a Virtual Console game you would recommend to other Wii owners?

If you are interested in downloading Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, you can do so by using a Wii Points card or a credit card directly on the Wii’s Shop Channel.  Also, if you have not pre-ordered The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword you can do so on below: