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New Awakening

Hack of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX

Description:

New Awakening is a full hack of Link’s Awakening featuring broad revisions to all dungeons and textual edits, overworld edits, and sequence fixes to support a new dungeon order, as well as cosmetic edits to most dungeons and parts of the overworld. The difficulty is substantially increased, with new puzzles as well as new monster encounters, but backtracking is minimal, difficult puzzles offer subtle clues (the owl statues have been updated as well), extra resources are available where needed, and the challenges do not require save states or perfect gameplay. The game is balanced for those who have played the game once or twice, but the game is playable by newcomers as well, as the hack does not throw everything at the player at once. The difficulty begins fairly moderate and gradually increases over time. Necessary information is found in the readme. The patch is made with Lunar IPS.

Update: Various corrections have been made since the last release, removing a few bugs and graphical errors. If you see something that looks wrong, send me a personal message and I can either explain it or change it as needed.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Country: USA
  • Checksums:
  • CRC-32: 7D07A17B
  • SHA-1: BABC3040E79F7125A022E35DDBCBA0414CDBB0E2
  • SHA-256: 4AE05F3D384298292621576E468FBF60C7C7151AB1F24172FD4791DCF87E76B9
  • MD-5: 4855040E3CDD3AB52CEBFE08589585DD
  • Legend of Zelda, The - Link's Awakening DX (U) (V1.2) [C][!]

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
katageHacking

User Review Information

Very refreshing and emotional for a nostalgic like me!

Reviewed By: freddodo on 09 Aug 2021

I started this rom today and I have to say it’s very nice. There are some great touches and you feel that some true work has been done. It is emotional to see that my favorite game ever has been revamped like this, even if the core of the game stays the same, you have a fresh start and some good old vibes!

Version 4.1 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Very refreshing and emotional for a nostalgic like me!freddodo09 Aug 20214.1Yes
Game Crash / Freeze after getting Marin in beachryancaesar1234501 Apr 20194.1Yes
Very tough, but very rewardingdewey03 Nov 20184.1Yes
Confusing but funSKmuffinEXE11 Feb 20154.0Yes
Much betterpuzzledude08 Apr 2014N/AYes
Don't play this until it's fixedMasterlink15 Mar 2014N/ANo