Zelda - The Legend of Link
Hack of The Legend of Zelda
Zelda - The Legend of Link
Hack of The Legend of Zelda
|Patching Information||No Special Requirements|
|Hack Release Date||23 December 2018|
|Last Modified||15 January 2019|
Various ancient legends have been recorded of a young boy clothed in green, wielding the mythical master sword, sealing away all evil throughout the land. His ventures, passed down through generations have become legend. The hero of legend, had many different forms. He saved many kingdoms, restoring peace in all the lands. This is but one of the legends, of which the people speak…
Here is a ROM hack for the Legend of Zelda which has had many hours put into it (just shy of 3 years), ASM and coding changes, and graphics overhauls. New items have replaced the old ones in the original game and new concepts have been used in the game such as pitfalls, dash boots, the use of the hammer, and many more changes have been added to give the game a much new feel to it. Also the inclusion of the Capcom sound engine is another welcome change that has been added to the game.
For more details on the patch and how the project progressed over time please visit this site to take a look at how it started and how it came to its closing end.
Please use the PRG0 version of the ROM otherwise the ROM will not work properly. Enjoy!
!!!!WARNING!!!! - FOR THOSE UPDATING, YOU MUST DELETE ANY PREVIOUSLY CREATED IN-GAME SAVES FROM WHICH EVER EMULATOR. THIS NEW UPDATE NEEDS TO START FRESH, SINCE THE SRAM HAS BEEN ALTERED. YOU WILL GET A GREY SCREEN UPON BOOTUP IF YOU DON’T.
Now for the rom specs
- Converted from MMC1 to MMC5
- 1MB PRG-ROM
- 1MB CHR-ROM
- 32KB SRAM
- Inserted custom MMC5 irq engine
- Installed custom modified Capcom 6C80 Sound Engine, with DPCM usage
Will this work on…? This game will NOT work on the N8 Everdrive, or PowerPak’s. The N8 Everdrive uses 512kb PRG & CHR-ROM. The author contacted the creator, but he wasn’t interested in creating a revision to his product. PowerPak’s are in the same boat. Loopy’s MMC5 patch works on MMC5 games, but, my work is too large for it to handle.
The game has been tested on the following emulators
- FCEUX PC
- Nestopia PC
- Nintendulator PC v0.975 Unofficial Release
- Nintendulator PC v0.970 Official Release
- nesDS Special Build
- Retroarch Using Nestopia Core Wii/WiiU
- (Android Users) - NESEmu
- (XBOX Users) - NestopiaX Ver 1.4 and up
There is a fast way to learn if the romhack will play perfectly on an emulator you use. Watch the intro after the title screen fades away. There is a golden scroll moving up the screen. If that scroll & text comes up garbage, then you should stop playing unfortunately. This is because the emulator you are using, is not utilizing the MMC5 register $5130 correctly. The romhack perform chr swaps for 3 specific things, the intro, a mini game, and the Ganon fight. If you continue to play the game with the garbaged gfx, it will obviously look bad, and it might even crash.
ROM / ISO Information:
- Name: Legend of Zelda, The (U) (PRG0) [!]
- Name: Legend of Zelda, The (USA)
- SHA-1: DAB79C84934F9AA5DB4E7DAD390E5D0C12443FA2
- MD5: 337BD6F1A1163DF31BF2633665589AB0
- CRC32: D7AE93DF
|Contributor||Type of contribution||Listed credit|
|infidelity||Hacking||asm, level design, music, sfx|
User Review Information
One of the best Zelda Nes HacksReviewed By: ViolentForce on 02 Jun 2019
I’ve gotten back into the spirit of playing Zelda roms once again, and this game was first on my list of games to try out play
First off would like to say the game opening title screen is brillant, don’t how he coded in the Windwaker and Ocarina of Time sprites into the game but was a beautiful touch, intro in this game starts you off on the right track many other Zelda roms dont do. Money, boomerang, and sword. the game is very generous at first with giving extra money on the next screen to get set-up with other items before you head to the first dungeon, there’s also a map item you can buy cheap to show you the overworld and you can tell the artist of this game put alot of time just into that and also coding a spin-attack which the first Legend of Zelda never had plus hookshot and other items. Adding swimming into the game was great. glad they didn’t add diving secrets (never liked those) instead of having 5 extra heart containers lying around the overworld there are 20 heart pieces to collect from using the Ocarina from light & a dark world he added and trading things found for heart pieces.
One complaint I did have was there were too many shops that just sold the same things, other shops being more expensive, most of the dungeons are the same as the first Legend of Zelda, some from the first and second quest. to many cracked bomb-able walls that tells the player “Hey! bomb here!” instead of letting the player explore said bombable walls, you only got 1 bomb drop at a time and not 4 like the original, as said with the shops they should have sold bombs instead of every shop having a key (Which you don’t really need because they’re given everywhere in the dungeons & overworld) But did like how you used them for the overworld dungeons like in Oracle of Seasons/Ages.
This game actually felt like a 3rd quest before Link’s Awakening, I recommend you try this game if your looking for a good old NES Zelda game, there’s a little challenge in the game, but what Zelda roms dont? Give it a shot, you wont regret it