I do believe that a lot of exciting challenges can be done with LoZ too (like those you mentioned) And I actually think that LoZ is a lot harder (I guess I haven´t played through the game enough times). The problem is that I don´t know if I love the game enough (don´t hate me for that). I always enjoy a challenge but the frustration can be far too inmense if I don´t love the game enough. I really like LoZ but how much do I like it? Thinking about the latter levels in the game gives me nightmares, thinking about going through them with a wooden sword or only three hearts. I can´t even imagine how I could manage a room with a lot of blue darknuts, scary D:
That´s another aspect of the game that perhaps makes it impossible! If you have the 8 containers but experience only at 1 (talking about the magic). How much can you do with it? I never tried yet, so I don´t have a clue. There are so many things you can do with this game, you can skip a lot of spells and containers, even the candle, but not everything makes it a fun experience. I would never play through the game without the candle, it´s simply not fun enough imo! Happy Easter by the way
I did read somewhere that the 1-1-1 should be possible playing the japanese version (in theory that is). But on the PAL version it´s impossible. You can cancel upgrades 2 times but after that you must do an upgrade, and since you need to beat the bosses... But lower then 1-8-1 is possible!
Forever is the word! I guess Barba needed almost 100 hits! But the hard bosses were Gooma and Thunderbird, they made my thumbs hurt and were rather challenging, and I do not exaggerate if I say that patience is needed to beat them .
Next challenge for me is the 1-8-1, no life level upgrades either
I just wanted to thank you for proposing a Zelda 2 challenge. You talked about the 1-8-8 challenge in a thread once. I did this challenge, no attack level upgrades, and I did beat it!! I did it (It took a lot of time and practice though and there were moments when I thought that I would never be able to defeat Thunderbird). I would never have tried it if you hadn´t mentioned it, so again: Thank you very much my friend