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Automap Plus

Hack of The Legend of Zelda

Description:

Automap Plus adds a map to the overworld that is revealed as the player explores. Additional changes: the heart meter is drawn in 1/8 heart increments, and potions and fairies refill life faster.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Legend of Zelda (U) (PRG0)
  • No-Intro Name: Legend of Zelda, The (USA)
  • (No-Intro version 20130731-235630)
  • File SHA-1: DAB79C84934F9AA5DB4E7DAD390E5D0C12443FA2
  • ROM SHA-1: A12D74C73A0481599A5D832361D168F4737BBCF6

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Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
snarfblamHacking

User Review Information

Small Changes, but Good Ones

Reviewed By: Lexitik on 28 Oct 2020

Having a map like this helps you keep track of where you have and haven’t been while also keeping the map on-screen. Having only the game manual’s map is an archaic design choice which the mini-map fixes. I would definitely recommend using this hack for a blind play-through, but also using the game manual’s map for the information it gives.

For hearts, I think sticking to 1/4 drawn increments would have been preferable to follow future installments, and the updated heart sprites should’ve been part of an additional patch as many, including myself, prefer the original sprites. The increase of healing speed is a welcome change for something painfully and unnecessarily slow.

Version 0.2 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Small Changes, but Good OnesLexitik28 Oct 20200.2Yes
Essential for newcomersMeatisOmalley01 Aug 20190.2Yes
Misses the point.BlazeHeatnix21 Jun 20190.2No
Great, but needs some tweaksRafaelele20 Jul 20170.2Yes
...Bonkers!01 May 20160.2Yes
Great for NewcomersTRIFORCE8902 Dec 20140.2Yes
Automap Plus should be in ever Zelda Hack!Proveaux01 Mar 2013N/AYes