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Legend of Zelda - Decline of a Kingdom

Hack of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Description:

Start your quest to place 6 crystals in the pedestals throughout Hyrule to unlock the great palace and fight your shadow to recover the triforce of courage.

Explore 4 all new regions of Hyrule.

Six redesigned palaces with new screens and enemy layouts using the original palace maps.

All new side quest in the island maze with some additional backtracking.

Talk to the towns people for new clues on item locations.

Intermediate difficulty. Fair leveling up system requires little to no grinding.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Zelda II - The Adventure of Link (USA)
  • Database: No-Intro: Nintendo Entertainment System (v. 20180803-121122)
  • File SHA-1: 353489A57F24A429572E76BD455BC51D821F7036
  • File CRC32: E3C788B0
  • ROM SHA-1: 11333ADB723A5975E0ECCA3AEE8F4747AA8D2D26
  • ROM CRC32: BA322865

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User Review Information

Innovative but flawed hack

Reviewed By: dalewickline on 22 Sep 2019

I played through the the first palace and started into the second palace so I can’t comment on the later portions of the game but so far I have these observations:

Pro: The game has innovative level design and the changes to the world map add an interesting twist. I appreciated the required use of jump to reach the boss for palace one which forces you to fight with jump active. Very cool.

Con: The difficulty level especially in the early game is very unbalanced. There are no roads so expect to get attacked frequently and see enemies that are normally not encountered until the halfway point of the original. There are enemies placed so that you can’t proceed without killing them however this requires a ranged attack so you are required to clear out the room and then kill yourself so that you restart with full health. The cave containing the trophy for example.

Final impression: I like the this hack but it needs a balance update. The write up claims that no grinding is required but this is not accurate. It feels like you start at the second half of Zelda 2 without any of the upgrades.

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Innovative but flawed hackdalewickline22 Sep 20191.0Yes