Zelda II: The Adventure of Link Cheats For Game Boy Advance

  1. Stay alive after a fatal hit.

    If you fall off the side of the screen when you get hit, you won't die, even if your HP is at 0. Stand very close to the edge of the screen, and attack from there. You can use this to level up without the risk of losing your EXP to a gameover. Especially at screens with jumping fish.

  2. Bypass forced encounters

    You can bypass a forced encounter if you enter the tile while it’s being occupied by a random battle monster. Instead of fighting through the forced encounter you will fight a random battle. After the battle, you can simply step off the tile and continue.

  3. Use spells with less cost to your magic.

    A handy glitch in this port lets you cast spells while saving magic. When you grab a magic refill jar if you quickly switch to your spell menu, select a spell and then use it while the meter is still being filled from the jar you just grabbed the spell will be cast and the meter will continue to fill, making up for the difference in magic that the spell just used. You have to be quick to get it to work right; I've gotten this to fill it all the way back up sometimes but it appears to be based on just how fast you get it done.

  4. Move through locked doors without keys.

    If you need to get through a locked door in a palace but you don't have a key you can use the spell of Fairy and then fly through the gate using this glitch. Handy if you don't know where a key is or want to save time.

  5. Spells

    There is a spell hidden in each town. Their magic cost depends on your Magic level. Shield reduces damage by 50%; Jump doubles your jump; Life restores 3 hearts; Fairy allows you to fly and pass through keyholds; Fire lets you shoot fireballs from your sword; Reflect lets you block fire and reflect magic waves; Spell turns all monsters into blobs and unlocks the Magic Key at the end of Kasuto; Thunder kills everything on the screen.

    Code Effect
    Talk to the old man in Rauru Shield
    Find the Trophy north of Zelda and take it to Ruto Jump
    Find a mirror in an empty house in Saria and take it next door Life
    Find the Water of Life behind a boulder in the swamp, take it to Mido Fairy
    Examine the fountain in Nabooru then talk to the thirsty woman Fire
    Find the child in the origin of the river in the maze and take him to Darunia Reflect
    Talk to the old man in Kasuto (you must hammer a tree in the woods farthest to the east) Spell
    Once you have everything else, talk to the man in the old ghost town of Kasuto Thunder
  6. Sword Techniques.

    There are two additional sword techniques that can be learned to help Link but they aren't really necessary to beat the game.

    Code Effect
    Jump to the church tower in Mido and speak to the Knight inside. Downward Stab
    Go down the chimney of the first house in the middle section of Darunia. Speak to the Knight inside to be taught the move. Upward Stab
  7. Quicksave

    In the GBA version, press the start button and then simultaneously press the select button and up on the D-pad to skip to a menu with the options to "continue" or "save." This is the same menu that appears when you run out of lives. Selecting "save" records your progress and returns you to the title screen. Please be aware that selecting "continue" restarts you with full lives from Zelda's castle. There is no way to cancel this menu once it is brought up.

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
Other Zelda Series Character Guide by Canadian Dude 820K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by DBM11085 114K
Other Hidden Town of Kasuto Map by snesmaster1 24K
Boss FAQ Boss FAQ by BSulpher 18K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by BSulpher 140K
Other Experience Chart by AWing Pilot 8K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by glass_soul 69K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by AWing Pilot 141K
Other Game Challenges FAQ by Aspie Giraffe 96K
Other 100% Item Walkthrough by Lando_Kashmir 33K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by Arestos 48K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by TheStarbird 64K
Other Heart/Magic Container Location FAQ by Kaas 8K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by Kirby021591 115K
Other East Overworld Map by DEngel 39K
Other West Overworld Map by DEngel 38K
Other Zelda Series Ending FAQ by ReyVGM 107K
Other Death Mountain Map by Psycho789 25K
Other Palace 7: Great Palace Map by StarFighters76 71K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by Mattiac 43K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by TConnolly 31K
Other Spell Guide by NewAgeRetroHippie 1K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by Corlagon 44K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by AceC-DC 229K
Other Palace 6: Hidden Palace Map by StarFighters76 44K
Other Palace 5: Water Palace Map by StarFighters76 34K
Other Palace 4: Island Palace Map by StarFighters76 30K
Other Palace 1: Parapa Palace Map by StarFighters76 16K
Other Palace 3: Graveyard Palace Map by StarFighters76 21K
Other Japan/US Release Changes FAQ by john tv 7K
Other Palace 2: Swamp Palace by StarFighters76 25K
Game Genie Codes Game Genie Codes by THedstrom 2K
Save State Hacking Guide Save State Hacking Guide by Lord Wack 5K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by www zelda com br 108K
Other Text Dump by davogones 8K
Other World Map by ReyVGM 144K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by CMoriarty 209K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by Clasher 68K
Save State Hacking Guide Save State Hacking Guide by PKT_Paladin 5K
Other Bagu's Cabin Map by DBM11085 49K

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link Cheats For NES

  1. Special save screen

    Make sure you have two controllers in. Now on controller 1 pause the game, on controller 2 press up and A at the same time. You will be taken to a menu where you can save or continue.

  2. No keys

    If you come to a locked door and hove no key you can simply use the Fairy spell and fly right throuogh the keyhole. And sometimes if you have enough magic you can make it through the whole palace just using this trick.

  3. Earn quick experience for new character

    To quickly earn more experience for a new character, first have a character who is far along in the game but hasn't done all the palaces yet. Have this character beat a palace and go to the place to insert the gem.

    When you insert the gem and the experience points start to total up, pause and do the Quick Save. Then, load your new character. All of the experience points which would've gone to the character you beat the palace with will now go to your new character.

  4. Avoid Forced Battle Scenes

    To avoid forced battles (battles by stepping on a certain tile on the field) simply wait in front of it until monsters appear and when one steps on the tile, move onto the tile and you'll go into a battle scene from the monster, not the tile. Most monster battle scenes are much easier than the tile's. Extremely useful when going to the Great Palace.

  5. Warp Hole

    In some castles and action screens it is possible to jump higher than the stats at the top of the screen. If the spell Fairy is used when Link is above the stats and you try to move to a side, he will fall through a warp hole. In the action screens Link will simply reappear on the same action screen. While, in the castles, he will end up on top of or in another room, on top of the castle entrance, or in an elevator below the castles entrance and stuck. If he gets stuck below the castle, you will need to reset the game. Also, the spell Jump can help with this glitch.

  6. Acceleration Glitch

    Note that this glitch requires the use of a NES controller that allows Left and Right on the D-Pad to be pressed at the same time. By pressing Left and Right at the same time, there is a glitch in the game's programming which allows Link to move with much higher velocity than normal, so high such that he can often enter and go through walls. You can alter your speed and direction by changing your facing or tapping Left or Right on the D-Pad while the other is held.

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
Other Zelda Series Character Guide by Canadian Dude 820K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by DBM11085 114K
Other Hidden Town of Kasuto Map by snesmaster1 24K
Boss FAQ Boss FAQ by BSulpher 18K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by BSulpher 140K
Other Experience Chart by AWing Pilot 8K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by glass_soul 69K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by AWing Pilot 141K
Other Game Challenges FAQ by Aspie Giraffe 96K
Other 100% Item Walkthrough by Lando_Kashmir 33K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by Arestos 48K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by TheStarbird 64K
Other Heart/Magic Container Location FAQ by Kaas 8K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by Kirby021591 115K
Other East Overworld Map by DEngel 39K
Other West Overworld Map by DEngel 38K
Other Zelda Series Ending FAQ by ReyVGM 107K
Other Death Mountain Map by Psycho789 25K
Other Palace 7: Great Palace Map by StarFighters76 71K
Other Spell Guide by NewAgeRetroHippie 1K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by TConnolly 31K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by Mattiac 43K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by Corlagon 44K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by AceC-DC 229K
Other Palace 6: Hidden Palace Map by StarFighters76 44K
Other Palace 5: Water Palace Map by StarFighters76 34K
Other Palace 1: Parapa Palace Map by StarFighters76 16K
Other Palace 4: Island Palace Map by StarFighters76 30K
Other Palace 3: Graveyard Palace Map by StarFighters76 21K
Other Japan/US Release Changes FAQ by john tv 7K
Other Palace 2: Swamp Palace by StarFighters76 25K
Game Genie Codes Game Genie Codes by THedstrom 2K
Save State Hacking Guide Save State Hacking Guide by Lord Wack 5K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by www zelda com br 108K
Other Text Dump by davogones 8K
Other World Map by ReyVGM 144K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by CMoriarty 209K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by Clasher 68K
Save State Hacking Guide Save State Hacking Guide by PKT_Paladin 5K
Other Bagu's Cabin Map by DBM11085 49K

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by DBM11085 114K
Boss FAQ Boss FAQ by BSulpher 18K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by BSulpher 140K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by glass_soul 69K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by AWing Pilot 141K
Other Game Challenges FAQ by Aspie Giraffe 96K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by TheStarbird 64K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by Kirby021591 115K
Other East Overworld Map by DEngel 39K
Other West Overworld Map by DEngel 38K
Other Zelda Series Ending FAQ by ReyVGM 107K
Other Death Mountain Map by Psycho789 25K
Other Palace 7: Great Palace Map by StarFighters76 71K
Other Spell Guide by NewAgeRetroHippie 1K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by TConnolly 31K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by Mattiac 43K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by Corlagon 44K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by AceC-DC 229K
Other Palace 6: Hidden Palace Map by StarFighters76 44K
Other Palace 5: Water Palace Map by StarFighters76 34K
Other Palace 4: Island Palace Map by StarFighters76 30K
Other Palace 1: Parapa Palace Map by StarFighters76 16K
Other Palace 3: Graveyard Palace Map by StarFighters76 21K
Other Japan/US Release Changes FAQ by john tv 7K
Other Palace 2: Swamp Palace by StarFighters76 25K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by www zelda com br 108K
Other Text Dump by davogones 8K
Other World Map by ReyVGM 144K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by CMoriarty 209K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by Clasher 68K
Other Bagu's Cabin Map by DBM11085 49K