Geographically, that town is the last thing before the journey to the Great Palace, but everyone is going to visit it before the hidden town, and the guy who teaches you the spell tells you to go look for the town. I'm not sure what triggers you being able to get Thunder, but once you've found the hidden town, found all the magic containers, and gotten the "Spell" spell and the magic key, one of those events will trigger him to give you Thunder. So you can get it before the 6th Palace.
> Was he credited as "MIYAHON" again at the end?
I missed that, but that's funny.
> That room in the AVGN video (I've forgotten what he said about this game,
He liked it, but he reviewed it because he had so many requests. If I remember correctly, in his vary 1st video, Simon's Quest, he said that Mario 2 and Zelda II were sequels that were different but still good.
The worst part about that room with the Horse-Medusas and the lava is that at the end you have to land on a ledge and break blocks with your sword, and if you get hit while breaking the blocks you fall backward into the lava, even if you get hit from behind (because you can't fall forward with the blocks in your way so #### physics, you fall backward).
Re Ganon, it's been a while, but part of the issue was probably that if you die on him you don't restart in the same place with full health. In Zelda II that happens if you have any lives left. If cast Jump, Shield, and Reflect then Thunderbird isn't very hard. Touching his body doesn't hurt you, just don't have your back to him. Dark Link is just a matter of crouching and mashing "attack" as fast a possible (or having a turbo controller).
I liked the other characters in Casltevania III, I beat it with Sypha but I at least played through everyone's unique levels.
> Fun fact: apparently, the Zelda in this game ISN'T the Zelda in the first one!!! And Link is the same Link! Read the instruction manual somewhere!!
Yeah, I read the manual. Did you notice that Zelda II takes place North of the first and third games? Spectacle Rock is North -Center in those games, but South West in II.