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Zelda3 Parallel Remodel

Hack of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Description:

Parallel Remodel is a remodeled version of the famous Zelda3 hack Parallel Worlds, that we all know as an extremely difficult game. Parallel Worlds is altogether a great technological marvel, with new gfx, various asm patches, completely new overworld and dungeons etc. It has the potential of being even better than Alttp, but the gameplay is somewhat too radical. The backtracking was (in not so rare occasions) escalated to the extreme, the same goes for the health of some enemies. Some intellectual problems in the dark world dungeons are algorithm marvels: sure this is a good thing for math (Euclid really fits his nickname), but this is not a good thing for the player, who can easily give up.

Thus the idea of a remodel was born and was approved by SePH. Parallel Remodel therefore brings the difficulty to normal: backtracking was reduced almost to zero, algorithm problems were replaced, various semi bosses were reduced, special stunts like bomb jumping etc were removed, dark rooms are now lit etc.

Parallel Remodel is a game that’s fair to the player and doesn’t want to force any super tricks, stunts or logic to finish the game, while still having a decent difficulty. It makes Parallel Worlds enjoyable. You don’t have to use save states or cheats to finish the game. You don’t have to be a veteran or a super player either. You will not be frustrated while playing.

Parallel Remodel recreates Parallel Worlds according to the 6 years of revisions from players all over the globe. It is suitable for beginners and veterans, for those who have failed at Parallel Worlds and for those who have finished it, since this game is a lot more than just a plain reduction of sprites.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Legend of Zelda, The - A link to the past [U] [!]
  • CRC32: 777AAC2F
  • MD5: 608C22B8FF930C62DC2DE54BCD6EBA72
  • SHA-1: 6D4F10A8B10E10DBE624CB23CF03B88BB8252973
  • SHA-256: 66871D66BE19AD2C34C927D6B14CD8EB6FC3181965B6E517CB361F7316009CFB

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
EuclidOriginal Hacking
SePHOriginal Hacking
PuzzleDudeHacking

User Review Information

A Much Easier Experience

Reviewed By: Klaviaturist on 31 Jul 2012

Most of us that frequent this site have probably checked out the Zelda 3 hack, Parallel Worlds. It’s a great hack and one of the better Zelda 3 hacks. The main problem with the hack was its grueling and unforgiving difficulty. Most people, I have heard, would have to use cheat codes to play the game or numerous save states. I still found it highly enjoyable but I can imagine a lot of people probably just got frustrated. Remodel makes the game a much easier experience and, in my opinion, much more in tune with the original game it was hacked from.

Many things have been changed or downright removed. The pacing of the game also moves more fluently so you will never spend more time than needed in a dungeon. As well, bosses are certainly easier than I remember from the original hack. To find out more about what’s been changed check out the “readme” file that comes with the .ips.

Both of these hacks are really good but if you want to play something that plays more like Zelda 3 in that the difficulty is tuned back drastically, this is your hack.

Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateRecommended
A Much Easier ExperienceKlaviaturist31 Jul 2012Yes
Better, but still too hardMidna23 Aug 2012No
Nice hack with great overworld but bland dungeon designOk Impala!21 Oct 2012Yes