Zelda3 Parallel Worlds
Hack of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Zelda3 Parallel Worlds
|Released By||Euclid, SePH|
|Patching Information||No-Header (SNES)|
|Hack Release Date||27 March 2017|
|Last Modified||05 January 2019|
A complete The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past hack.
Everything is brand new. Dungeons, overworlds, etc. It even has new music!
This hack does a fantastic job of letting you re-live the old classic while adding a new degree of difficulty that challenges even the elite!
The 10-year anniversary update by qwertymodo has brought a bunch of new and exciting features that help to re-balance much of the game, as well as bring a fresh new gameplay experience. Check the README for more information!
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
|Contributor||Type of contribution||Listed credit|
|Euclid||Original Hacking||Supervisor, dungeon design, ASM|
|SePH||Original Hacking||Overworld design, GFX editing|
|Con||Hacking||ASM work for v1.2|
|qwertymodo||Hacking||Supervisor for v1.2, inserting Con's ASM, beta testing|
|PuzzleDude||Hacking||Supervisor for version 1.23, beta testing and debugging for v1.23|
User Review Information
Excellent but with "flaws"Reviewed By: g4z3 on 16 Mar 2018
I just defeated Ganon and “finished” the first run of the game. It was a train of all kinds of emotions, from sheer despair to a satisfactory feeling not found on any other hack rom (or even another game).
What I have to say is that Lumine’s review has something really fair and should be taken in consideration for newer versions. I played it on an emulator and had to constantly save and load states even when I had my bottles full of faeries. I think later on the extreme difficulty isn’t a problem, given that you have 1/4 magic and Cane of Byrna (I think that’s why the difficult is high, because in the original game Cane of Byrna isn’t even necessary, so PW gives Cane of Byrna a very high usage). But, considering this, Cane of Byrna should be available much sooner if the difficulty is to be just as it is now, or, making the difficulty exponentially harder as the game progresses, this way the Cane doesn’t feel too late in the game. Also, addressing Lumine, more pots/skulls containing hearts should be mandatory, because the way I say it, playing this with save states shouldn’t be the “way to go”.
Another thing is that I didn’t find too suitable was the info you get from the game, for example the purpose of the 2nd mushroom, which I don’t want to tell here as to not spoil any newcomers (this is really good, having 2 mushrooms to add more “unlockable” stuff), can only be found in some random hidden room in a dark (ice) world dungeon. This should be told by some NPC or maybe by some maiden in one of their recordings.
And please, what the hell is wrong with the Lost Woods Labyrinth? I didn’t find any info on that in the game (after hours of traveling/looking for something) so I gave up and just read in some FAQ that it is “almost impossible to figure out”. If it is “almost impossible” then it’s “possible”, I thought that one of the Clues you get from one of the maidens was telling something about it, since very high up at the Parallel Tower I think the directions you have to take are similar (because they are not the same) to the ones you need for the Lost Woods. The problem is, this is almost at the end of game! And you need the Lost Woods combination to get there in the first place!
All in all though, it’s an excellent romhack, I really liked that there was more heart pieces than the original and that you have to use your items more, like the Magic Cape and the Cane of Byrna (and of course, the bottles!, you NEED them full)
If you really mind the sheer difficulty from the dungeons, try the “Remodel” version, but don’t miss out Parallel Worlds!
Version 1.23 Recommended - Yes
|Well done, but too much backtracking||Ace of Spades||29 Aug 2019||1.23||Yes|
|Too Hard for Me But Not Un-Fun||avrysatos||04 May 2019||1.23||Yes|
|Excellent but with "flaws"||g4z3||16 Mar 2018||1.23||Yes|
|Parallel Worlds, Skew Troubles, Perpendicular challenge||Lumine||23 Oct 2017||1.23||No|
|Parallel Forces||ViolentForce||27 Dec 2015||1.1||Yes|
|It's Like Expert Mode!||TheLuigiLightning||01 Jun 2015||1.1||Yes|
|Good but Difficult||IlPalazzo||29 May 2015||1.1||Yes|
|Like a cold shower||SunGodPortal||16 Oct 2013||N/A||No|
|Fantastic, Great Replay Value||dissident||17 Nov 2012||N/A||Yes|
|Good, but hard.||austin5141||02 Sep 2012||N/A||Yes|
|Fantastic!||Hrith||07 Feb 2011||N/A||Yes|
|Difficult, But Quite Engaging!||Klaviaturist||22 Oct 2010||N/A||Yes|
|Master Hack||puzzledude||22 Oct 2010||N/A||Yes|
|Much Too Difficult||geocache||28 Feb 2010||N/A||No|
|Difficult but fun||Bond697||04 Sep 2009||N/A||Yes|
|Should be redone||MelanyKoura||16 Aug 2009||N/A||No|