I'm currently busy with rewriting the dialog editor for the hack.
The new version will be able to work with project-files
(so I'm not forced to complete the rewrite in one single sitting) and functionality to calculate a optimized look-up table of words
(since maintaining that table manually would be really cumbersome).
Meanwhile, I thought I should point out that all - except three bosses - made it into the hack.
(I didn't count the oversized bit/bot - but I have included one that is technically a sub-boss).
Below is my thoughts on the bosses that where cut and won't appear in the hack:
1. Helmet Head
(The 2nd boss)Description:
Although armed with sword, he will only walk back and forth and shoot projectiles at you.
His helmets, when knocked off his head, will float around and also shoot projectiles at you.Thoughts:
Since no existing boss really fitted the unique attack-pattern of Helmet Head, this one was a necessary cut.
I could have changed the way he attacked, to be able to use him anyway, but I felt that a great part of his identity
is the use of his helmets. Also, without his helmets - he is really similar to Horse Head (which is in the hack),
which makes him a bit redundant as well.
2. Thunder Bird
(Sub-boss before last boss)Description:
Impressive in size and invulnerable to physical attacks, until a certain spell is used.
He attacks with multiple fireballs that he 'rains' down on you.Thoughts:
Again, no existing boss was suitable to be replaced with the Thunder Bird.
Although quite large, his body has no animation frames and only his fireballs will harm you.
My suspicion is that this sub-boss was inserted, simply to drain your magic (and perhaps a little life),
just before the final showdown with...
3. Dark Link
Basically a copy/clone of the player. Easy to beat, once you know the trick - otherwise he is quite tough.Thoughts:
I remember this boss being so anticlimactic to fight.
Everytime you died (at least in the US/EU version) you get to see Ganon laugh at you - and since this game is tough, you saw him quite a lot.
This only increased your determination to beat the game and to finally settle the score with Ganon...instead you got to fight yourself!
The first game I've played, that did the same thing in making you fight yourself, was MegaMan. But in that game, you fought a copy of yourself as
a SUB-boss - not as the actual final boss of the game.
Basically, I could have changed the final boss of the hack to a copy of yourself BUT that will not happen!
I promise, you get to fight the real bad guy in my hack.