BS Zelda no Densetsu
|Release Date||09 August 1995|
|ROM Information||ROM Information|
|ROM Map||ROM Map|
|RAM Map||RAM Map|
|Table File||Table File|
|Hacking Notes||Hacking Notes|
|Last Modified||22 March 2021|
BS Zelda is one of those games that would’ve never been played outside of Japan if not for emulation.
The game was released for the Broadcast Satellaview, a now defunct Japanese add-on for the Super Famicom that could download games from a satellite via a modem. BS Zelda was released in a way that certain sections of the game could be downloaded once a week, with a time limit on how long you could play each episode.
A few years ago, a ROM of the game was released on the internet, and a number of people translated it and did various hacks to it, such as removing the time limit, etc. The game itself plays very similarly to the original Legend of Zelda, but anyone who’s played the first Zelda will notice a number of differences. The dungeons are altered, the overworld is different, and instead of Link, you play as a little kid in a baseball cap, which I understand was the Satellaview mascot.
If you like the Zelda series in general, you should find this game fun to play.