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A Link to the Past DX

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

Description:

This is a collection of various gameplay improvements and bug fixes.

Improvements

  • All new, CD-quality soundtrack (MSU-1, higan/bsnes or SD2SNES only, requires separate download of soundtrack files)
  • Improved Pegasus boots, turn while running
  • Break pots with sword
  • Collect items with sword
  • Cancel flute transport
  • Death counter no longer increments when selecting “Save and Quit”
  • Use L/R to quickly switch between items
  • Slowdown reduced (FastROM)

Bugfixes

  • Kholdstare shell fade re-enabled
  • Mothula invincibility to L4 sword fixed
  • Glove palette when switching to map fixed
  • Shield palette when retrieved from pikit killed with ether fixed
  • Various flickering issues fixed
  • Cane of Somaria glitches fixed
  • Magic cape statue pulling glitch fixed

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Legend of Zelda - A Link to the Past, The (NA) (1.0).sfc
  • CRC32: 777AAC2F
  • MD5: 608C22B8FF930C62DC2DE54BCD6EBA72
  • SHA-1: 6D4F10A8B10E10DBE624CB23CF03B88BB8252973
  • SHA-256: 66871D66BE19AD2C34C927D6B14CD8EB6FC3181965B6E517CB361F7316009CFB

Links:

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
qwertymodoHacking
ConHacking

User Review Information

Amazing work, but play Zelda 3 Redux instead

Reviewed By: Q on 22 Jan 2019

Update: While this hack is still really awesome, and the folks who worked on it still deserve tons of credit for the impressive ASM hacks they implemented, I would actually recommend checking out A Link to the Past Redux instead. It’s a fork of this hack that has even more improvements. I’m about halfway through Redux as I write this, and I personally consider it the best version of Zelda 3 for a casual playthrough.

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Original review (December 2, 2014):

Play Zelda with CD quality music

Zelda 3 was always my favorite game in the series, so I was excited when I saw the news that this patch was released. In addition to a number of bug fixes and minor gameplay changes, this patch allows you to play the game with CD quality music using the MSU1. I can confirm that this feature works on a real SNES with an SD2SNES flash cart. Additionally, it should also work in the bsnes/higan emulator. If you like Zelda 3, definitely give this a shot.

Recommended - No

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Would be nice to have a guideThirteen 135523 Feb 20171.6No
A more convenient way to re-experience LTTPEndymian20 Jan 20171.6Yes
Fantastic new featurespuzzledude19 Jan 20151.2Yes
Amazing work, but play Zelda 3 Redux insteadQ22 Jan 2019N/ANo