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The Legend of Zelda - Trial of Courage

Hack of The Legend of Zelda

Description:

This is the exciting new Zelda™ experience that many have been waiting for! Months of hacking, editing, and revising have been put into this project. As a result, a large number of things will be different from the base game. Expect a completely new adventure like you’ve never seen!

Here’s a list of things that you should expect to see in this hack.

  • New Story
  • Fresh Change of Pace
  • Completely changed Graphics
  • Much more color variety and overall beauty
  • Brand New Overworld and puzzles
  • 18 brand new dungeons and secrets
  • New Minimap feature (Special Thanks to Snarfblam)
  • Great Mix of Difficulty (Not TOO hard, but some parts may be difficult)
  • New way to Save the game (Special Thanks to Psyklax for the button info in the code)
  • New Music! (To an extent, Special thanks to Charade for his notes)

CHANGELOG 1.1 & 1.2-

The Best update yet! There are now FOUR patches of difficulty! The IPS files are in order from easiest to hardest, from lowest number to highest number.

Many problems fixed, which include- (In some difficulty versions – Door repair trolls), rooms that are too dark, Boomerang strength, item locations redone in easier versions, Start with SWORD in Casual and Newbie, and got rid of slightly overused backtracking and more.

The four versions are called…

  • NEWBIE
  • CASUAL
  • VETERAN
  • MASTER

~ VERSION DIFFERENCES INCLUDED IN THE TXT ~

CHANGELOG 1.3

More Improvements!

Added a missing map to the Lv9’s of Quest 1 to all version modes. (Thanks to erpster2 for the heads up!)

In Master mode, the death theme is different now. Touched up the manual, it now gives better hints! Edited Master mode to make it slightly harder. Edited Newbie mode to make it slightly easier.

CHANGELOG 1.4

Added a compass to Lv5 in all Quest 2s from all versions. Made compass reachable in Lv7 of all versions Quest 2. (Thanks to erpster2!)

Increased the overworld’s breathing room in the casual and newbie patches, it is now easier to explore. (Thanks to ifightdragons’ updated review.)

CHANGELOG 1.5

Massive overworld improvements! In Newbie, Casual, and Veteran mode overworld has been made smoother.

Added a missing key to the Lv2s of Quest 1 on all versions.

Added a color palette to the zip. PLEASE USE WHEN PLAYING.

CHANGELOG V1.6

Many fixes and touchups! More enemy variety in areas. Changed Pols voice’s colors to the red palette. Fixed text glitches. Fixed a wrong tile combo placement in the NE part of the world. Fixed all Q2 Dungeon bugs that “erpster2″ brought to my attention. Thanks again! Fixed Link’s hair shrinking when he walks. Colored in the bubble enemies nose so it’s not transparent. Got rid of pushable blocks that don’t trigger anything.

NOTE- The included manual has hints for item locations, dungeon locations, and heart container locations. It even includes new info on new features!

ROM / ISO Information:

  • No-Intro Name: Legend of Zelda, The (USA) --- PRG0 VERSION
  • (No-Intro version 20130731-235630)
  • File MD5 337BD6F1A1163DF31BF2633665589AB0
  • File SHA-1 DAB79C84934F9AA5DB4E7DAD390E5D0C12443FA2
  • File CRC32 D7AE93DF
  • ROM MD5 D9A1631D5C32D35594B9484862A26CBA
  • ROM SHA-1 A12D74C73A0481599A5D832361D168F4737BBCF6
  • ROM CRC32 3FE272FB

Links:

Screenshots:


Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
The3DudeOriginal HackingEverything from the HEX-editing, overworld, dungeon, and graphic designs.
snarfblamHackingThe auto-map 0.1 patch & various hacking tools.
PsyklaxHackingNew saving feauture. (SELECT while in the subscreen)

User Review Information

I don't get the point

Reviewed By: marchegiano on 26 May 2019

Maybe it’s something common in Zelda hacks, I don’t know, but what is the GD point of having me wander around the map without a weapon? There’s nothing fun about that. I got so bored in fact I put on turbo and just ran through the baddies.

If you’re not going to start me with a weapon at least put it somewhere where I’ll find it within a few minutes of play. This is boring af.

I’m not going to judge most of the hack because I’m not going to play it. It’s a shame because I like the level designs, each screen I saw was pretty cool. The bad guys were hard enough to put some pressure on you to move your butt without being so hard that it’s taxing going through the maps. Link looks pretty dang good as does everything else. It should be a really great hack and if folks are normally into running around and not fighting I guess it is.

I made it to the snowy area, still no weapon, turbo’d through quite a bit of it, and stopped. I really appreciate the work put in but I don’t play Zelda to dodge and run away. I kill everything. No killing = no fun = ruined your own hack as far as I am concerned.

Version 1.0 Recommended - No

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Very Fun and Very difficultyalan704711 Jun 20191.6Yes
Needs a few little edits...FullExtentOfTheJam29 May 20191.0Yes
Depends On What You Like, I Guess...snarfblam29 May 20191.0No
Interesting and well made!lexluthermiester28 May 20191.0Yes
Awesome job! Good experience!edwinmusic28 May 20191.0Yes
Not a lot of funifightdragons01 Jun 20191.3Yes
Challenging, Great Design, and Funultimaweapon27 May 20191.0Yes
I don't get the pointmarchegiano26 May 20191.0No