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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 HackingInitial supervisor, initial dungeon design, ASM
SePHOriginal HackingOverworld design, GFX editing
PuzzleDudeHackingRemodel supervisor, beta testing

User Review Information

Better, but still too hard

Reviewed By: Midna on 23 Aug 2012

This hack (of a hack!) claims to make Parallel Worlds, infamous for its steep difficulty level, less challenging and more entertaining. This is indeed true, as there is less (nearly) blind stumbling around in the dark and most of the puzzles and dungeons are more bearable. Key word: “most”.

What this redux unfortunately fails to fix is the original game’s difficulty curve, or rather the lack thereof. Dark World enemies that can kill you in one or two hits are still commonplace in the Light World. Mothula is still the first boss. Level 3 is… still Level 3, but brighter. PuzzleDude claims that you will be able to beat the game without using savestates, but unless you have patience that a saint would be jealous of, this is sadly not the truth (even with savestates, Farore’s Isle - the aforementioned Level 3 - did everything in its power to turn me into a frothing madman, and it almost succeeded).

If more effort was made to make the game’s difficulty curve feel more natural, this would be, more or less, the definitive version of Parallel Worlds. As it is, however, I can’t see myself playing much further than the hell that is Farore’s Isle.

Recommended - No

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Not perfect but goodIscariath31 May 20181.1Yes
The Most Controversial Zelda HacksBlueAuraEX18 Aug 20161.1Yes
Gorgeous but incredibly frustratingSenseiKiwi05 May 20161.1Yes
Totally New Zelda game!wildcompassion13 Apr 20161.1Yes
Parallel dumbed-downViolentForce27 Dec 20151.1No
Well DoneMrEng1neer27 Dec 20141.1Yes
Nice hack with great overworld but bland dungeon designOk Impala!21 Oct 2012N/AYes
Better, but still too hardMidna23 Aug 2012N/ANo
A Much Easier ExperienceKlaviaturist31 Jul 2012N/AYes