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Legend of Zelda Winter Solstice

Hack of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Description:

“THE MEMORY OF GANON FADES. BUT, ON THE LONGEST,DARKEST DAY,THE WINTER SOLSTICE, HE IS ABLE TO ONCE MORE TAKE PHYSICAL FORM AND COVER THE LAND IN TERROR AND ANGUISH. OUR HERO MUST DESTROY THE DARKNESS, SAVE ZELDA, AND SEAL OFF EVIL WITH THE HELP OF THE TRIFORCE IN ANOTHER ADVENTURESOME QUEST….1987 NINTENDO”

What’s new

  • palaces
  • maps
  • gfx
  • music
  • bigger areas
  • dialogue
  • puzzles
  • story

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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Screenshots:


Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
itemdropDesignDesign
CF207HackingPrimary hacking and ASM work
BentGlassTubeMusicMusic

User Review Information

A frustrating waste of time

Reviewed By: gamedominator06 on 21 Feb 2020

The original Zelda II was a fairly difficult NES game with occasional cheap deaths and an excessively punishing game over system. Despite the somewhat negative description I gave it, Zelda II is not without a solid difficulty curve. For the only Zelda game with an experience system, the grind isn’t that noticeable (barring game over mechanics).

I preface with this because I cannot possibly comprehend the mentality behind complete Zelda II hacks like this that spend so much time and effort on redesigning the map, UI, and graphics but then go to relish in irritating grinds, horrible difficulty from the get go, and gigantic treks through ruthless areas combined with the original game’s frustrating game over system. It’s such a waste of energy.

There was a time in my life where I had the patience to put up with hacks that practically forced you to use save states, but nowadays I just call them what they are: poorly designed. I can only hope some day someone will have the ambition to build a hack that thoughtfully takes on Zelda II’s structure with greater care and consideration for the player. Today is not that day.

Version 1.1 Recommended - No

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Great Love Letter to Zelda 2EnchantressOfNumbers24 Feb 20201.1Yes
The best Zelda 2 hackScorpion__Max24 Feb 20201.1Yes
A frustrating waste of timegamedominator0621 Feb 20201.1No
Such Potential Marred By Bad Design ChoicesSapphireDrew26 Mar 20201.1No
Overratedazeryn18 Feb 20201.1No
Was skeptical, but impressedKevvyLava21 Feb 20201.1Yes
A great hackAntii8508 Feb 20201.1Yes
Excellent and beautifulriiyak06 Feb 20201.1Yes
Very cool mod that really goes the extra mile!lexluthermiester06 Feb 20201.1Yes