Hi, I am interested in some changes you made, because they are obvious improvements to game design errors, but I would like to leave the game as close to the original as possible.
Would you be so kind as to make them optional patches for those who are interested just in that?
- Picking up a Link Doll now adds a life to the total amount of lives you start the game with (restart), making the Link Dolls more useful instead of just having its benefits present until you hit a game over.
- Life counter caps at 9, but you can still gather more lives via the 9000 Exp method, the counter simply won't go past 9.
- Manual Save Feature: You can now save the game by Pausing and then pressing Up+A on the Pause screen (both in side-scroll pause and overworld pause!)
- Manual saves no longer count towards the Death counter in the Selection screen! Now only Game Overs should increment that counter
Thanks a lot, I truly hope you can do that.
A more general consideration is that (I think) the hack would broaden its appeal if it was a collection of individual patches. The more you make changes, the more chances all of them won't please a potential player.
Any way, keep up the good work. This hack is better and better!