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The Legend of Zelda: Journey of a Day

Hack of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link


This is my 3rd hack of Zelda II! This time I tried to go all out, and I think it worked. There have been countless hours put into this hack, trying to make it special, and I hope you see it when you play. :)

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Zelda II - The Adventure of Link (U) [!].nes - GOODNES 3.14
  • CRC32: E3C788B0
  • MD5: 764D36FA8A2450834DA5E8194281035A
  • SHA-1: 353489A57F24A429572E76BD455BC51D821F7036
  • SHA-256: AD8C0FBCF092BF84B48E69FD3964EEA4ED91BFE62ABC352943D537979782680C




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A whole new adventure with a fresh challenge!

Reviewed By: MetalSmasher86 on 27 Jan 2019

Zelda 2 is one of those games that gets a lot of undeserved hate just for being different. In spite of all the criticism, I still rank it high among my list of favorite Zelda games and favorite NES games. That being said, I’ve played it to death and pretty much memorized it.

With that in mind, I needed a fresh challenge for my Zelda 2 fix, so I went to check out Ice Penguin’s hacks. I thought Zelda 2 Part 2 and Part 3 were a little too Kaizo-esque for my taste, but then I came across Journey of a Day, which completely overhauled Hyrule, added new puzzles to solve with new item requirements for different locations, and expanded upon the gameplay and challenge of the original game.

One thing we used to do in old-school adventure and RPG games before the days of the internet was take notes of different things, like passwords or locations of things and stuff like that. For this hack, you’re going to want to do that if you want to get through the Great Palace. Just throwing that out there.

I believe that a good ROM hack should give a fresh challenge to players who have mastered the source game without going completely overboard, and I feel like Journey of a Day did that perfectly. While I can beat the original Zelda 2 in just over 2 hours, my playthrough of Journey of a Day took 6 hours. I felt the love put into making this hack, and any Zelda 2 fan should play it!

Version 1.4 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
ExcellentVanDam09 Apr 20201.4Yes
A whole new adventure with a fresh challenge!MetalSmasher8627 Jan 20191.4Yes
Even better than Zelda 2jimreid10 Sep 20171.4Yes
Journey of a MissionViolentForce27 Dec 20151.4Yes
For the Zelda connoisseursshurpie17 Apr 2013N/AYes
Lovely New AdventureDrag0nwind03 Feb 2013N/AYes
Too hard.nmn13228 Dec 2011N/ANo