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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

Parallel dumbed-down

Reviewed By: ViolentForce on 27 Dec 2015

After completing and beating the first Parallel Worlds it was like a trophy to me, so fun, hard, and rewarding and after hearing the game was having a remodel I was looking forward to playing it, but I was wrong…

First off I’d like to say, this game is much more easier than A Link To The Past, very easy to dodge enemies, getting items without any troubles or hard-ship, things like keys and chests are just given to you without a challenge, backtracking was very reduced which is what made the original game great, no keys to find for the Parallel tower, getting the main item (Cane of Bryna) was no challenge at all, I remember I had to bomb jump across ledges to get it, and hear it’s just given to you following a path, most of all the dungeons are very bland and just linear paths to the boss, and no extra mini bosses to fight.

And the part I dislike the most was only having to climb the Parallel Tower once, the identity of it is completely gone, the original you had to climb it at least 4x to get all the extra items to 100% it.

I would like to know how much complaining there was to make to this remodel, this game has no challenge in it, if you still think this is to hard than you must have never beaten ALTTP or have no patience at all.

If people wanted to beat Parallel Worlds, this is not even a viable substitute, i’m sorry, but I would not count you beating Parallel Worlds if you beat this remodel

4/10

Version 1.1 Recommended - No

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