Zelda II was a revolutionary addition to the Zelda series, and a controversial one. Many of its contributions to the series, like the use of magic meters and spells, were kept for future games, but others, such as the leveling-up system and the side-scrolling format, have not been seen since.

What would happen, though, if the side-scrolling game format from Zelda II was brought back in a new game with all the new technology and experience that Nintendo has now? 1UP’s retro gaming blog recently brought up the question in an article entitled The Legend of Zelda II: Linking Up With Link’s Past, which you can read here.