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Shin Zelda Densetsu Bugfixed

Hack of The Legend of Zelda

Description:

This is now obsolete. Here is the final revised version.

Shin Zelda Densetsu is a complete hack of The Legend of Zelda. In a novel twist, the player must guide Princess Zelda on a quest to rescue Link from the forces of evil.

The overworld is completely revamped, with few if any recognizable landmarks or routes from the original game. It is superbly designed, and won’t bore the player.

The same goes for the dungeons. Instead of numbered levels, the dungeons are identified by symbols of the zodiac, another interesting twist.

This hack was made by one Lord Steak years ago, I’m not one hundred percent sure of the exact date. It’s a very well-made hack, and would have made a worthy sequel to the original game if it had been done back in the day.

The original version of the hack was perfect except for one game-breaking bug – it was impossible to finish Level 3 in the first quest. That’s been fixed, so the player can now complete the hack in its entirety.

The readme is included in the file with the patch.

Use the PRG-0 version of the rom only. The PRG-1 version will cause glitches.

The patch is regular old IPS, nothing fancy. Lunar IPS is the recommended program for patching.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Legend of Zelda, The (U) (PRG0) [!].nes
  • CRC32: D7AE93DF
  • MD5: 337BD6F1 A1163DF3 1BF26336 65589AB0
  • SHA1: DAB79C84 934F9AA5 DB4E7DAD 390E5D0C 12443FA2

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
Chris MillerHacking
Lord SteakOriginal Work

User Review Information

Best hack so far.

Reviewed By: Darklink7884 on 12 Mar 2014

Great hack. The overworld was almost completely revamped. The dungeons, however, have only very few new block and statue arrangements if any. Instead of playing Link, the player gets to play Princess Zelda and rescue Link at the end of the quest (normally, it’s the other way around).

Another insteresting twist is that the dungeons are not numbered, but they are identified by symbols of the Zodiac. This change is my least favorite, but as long as you know which dungeon is next, this shouldn’t be too much of a problem. THere is also some backtracking, meaning you have to leave one dungeon and go to another just to get the needed items, then come back at it later. The hard part is finding the dungeons, but as long as you know what’s needed it shouldn’t be too much of a problem.

Unfortunately, the dungeon that has the Raft in the second quest is bugged making the game unsolvable. Hopefully the author will get around to fixing it some day.

Overall, the pros outweigh the cons, so I’d recommend this to anyone who is looking for a challenge.

Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Great hack, lots of fun. still a few bugsMrEng1neer29 Jun 2014N/AYes
Best hack so far.Darklink788412 Mar 2014N/AYes
Great Hack But Still Needs Bug FixingGotham18 Aug 2013N/AYes