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Zelda - The Legend of Link

Hack of The Legend of Zelda

Description:

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.

http://acmlm.kafuka.org/board/thread.php?id=7308

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)
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  • SHA-1: DAB79C84934F9AA5DB4E7DAD390E5D0C12443FA2
  • MD5: 337BD6F1A1163DF31BF2633665589AB0
  • CRC32: D7AE93DF

Links:

Screenshots:


Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
infidelityHackingasm, level design, music, sfx
Thanatos-ZeroGraphicssprites

User Review Information

One of the best Zelda Nes Hacks

Reviewed 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

8/10

Version 7-18-2016 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Overcooked and boringKevvyLava20 Jun 201912-23-2018No
Overrated and disappointingazeryn16 Jun 201912-23-2018No
One of the best Zelda Nes HacksViolentForce02 Jun 20197-18-2016Yes
Technical Masterpiece, but so much wasted potentialThe3Dude12 May 201912-23-2018No
Grew on Me to the Point of Greatnessfiredropdl21 Nov 201810-23-2017Yes
Infidelity would have been better off remaking Zelda 1pocket04 Feb 201810-23-2017No
LoZ1 + Link's Awakening but not goodQuadal16 Nov 201710-23-2017No
A Must PlayProveaux16 Nov 201710-23-2017Yes
Impressive, But DisappointingJosephine Lithius03 Oct 20167-18-2016No
As good as a Nintendo originalmr type 412 Jul 20164.0Yes
The game that non-Zelda fans can playSky_Yoshi27 Dec 20154.0Yes
You are better off playing Link's AwakeningThanatos-Zero17 Oct 20154.0No
This is one every Zelda fan should give a play.Celdia27 Apr 20154.0Yes
Exceptionally Wonderful Hack!lexluthermiester20 Oct 20167-18-2016Yes
AMAZINGSirRob25 Sep 2014N/AYes
Play this. Right now. Stop whatever you're doing.eric.of.troy16 Sep 2014N/AYes
Best hack of all time8-bitBishop12 Sep 2014N/AYes
New Zelda Gamecthomask7310 Sep 2014N/AYes
Complete ZeldagasmChris Miller06 Sep 2014N/AYes