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Hard Awakening

Hack of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX

Description:

This is essentially Master Quest for Link’s Awakening (DX). The dungeon maps are the same as in the original with different layouts, some minor modifications made to the overworld, some edited text for better or worse, and new uses for a few items not utilized in the original.

Apply the patch to a Link’s Awakening DX ROM and have at it.

Edit: v1.1 patch is here now. See the readme to know what has been changed.

06/12/13 update: v1.1 patch was mistakenly not implemented, but it’s here now.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • File: Legend of Zelda, The - Link's Awakening DX (USA, Europe).gbc
  • CRC32: 97822948
  • MD5: 07C21147 93868250 42EFB4AD 31BB525F
  • SHA1: D90AC17E 9BF17B6C 61624AD9 F05447BD B5EFC01A

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
JevilleHacking

User Review Information

Lack of Magic Powder - very difficult beginning.

Reviewed By: JamesBond007 on 09 Mar 2013

New adventure of Link (swordless at the beginning) is interesting, but this hack is not perfect. I found glitchy intro and small plot inconsistency - Tarin (Jason in this hack) is present in Marin’s house and in the forest at the same time.

At the beginning, it’s possible to use Magic Powder on anything at any time, including killing monsters for rupees (I’m hoping for early Shovel). Unfortunately, aside from an upgrade from the Mad Batter, there appears to be no way to refill the supply after using the powder on Raccoon-Jason and obtaining the Tail Key. The way to the mushroom is blocked by bushes, which are indestructible without powder or sword.

With Magic Powder, the game looks OK, but without it (and no refills), the difficulty is really higher - you have only your shield.

Overall, cool idea, but lack of other weapons at the beginning (aside of Magic Powder) does not satisfy me.

Recommended - No

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Fresh take on the originalgodulator07 Jan 20181.1Yes
A new and amazing take on an already fantastic game.Tetrahedrus09 Aug 2013N/AYes
Excellent!inthenameofDT13 Jun 2013N/AYes
Memory wipedevdri02 Apr 2013N/AYes
Lack of Magic Powder - very difficult beginning.JamesBond00709 Mar 2013N/ANo
A challenging breath of fresh air.Prince Valmont06 Mar 2013N/AYes