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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

Nice hack with great overworld but bland dungeon design

Reviewed By: Ok Impala! on 21 Oct 2012

A complete Zelda - A Link to the Past hack is a tremendous achievement. When Euclid en Seph released Zelda - Parallel Worlds there was so much critical comment about the insane difficulty that I never could find the courage to start playing that hack. A shame, since so much work went into making that hack.

Now Puzzledude comes up with Zelda - Parallel Remodel in which the difficulty of Parallel Worlds is brought back to a normal level and the game is overall less confusing. That leads to a good game that by times feels as a true new 2D Zelda game. Especially the overworld design is beautifully done and you’ll spend hours alone discovering every secret of this new world.

Too bad that the dungeon design is very bland and linear. Zelda games tend to stand out with clever dungeon design, this game however can’t get near to that high standard. Dungeons are actually pretty boring and the whole design feels often uninspired. If only the amount of detail of the overworld was also found in the dungeon design, this would’ve been a game up on par with A Link to the Past itself.

Difficulty in this hack is indeed on an acceptable level. It’s a bit harder than A Link to Past, but experienced players won’t have problems to reach the end without using save states.

Overall this is a good hack to try when your looking for a new 2D Zelda adventure. You will have a good time with it!

Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Game brokenLonk1211 Jul 20191.3No
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