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The Legend of Zelda: A New Light

Hack of The Legend of Zelda


This is a hack of the Legend of Zelda (NES) that changes many parts of the game while staying true to the original. It features brand new graphics never seen elsewhere. Some graphics are ripped from existing hacks and further modified. Others are used as-is. There are many UI refinements. The first and second dungeons are completely redone but the other levels remain the same for now. A full list of changes is as follows:

  • Improved sword graphics on title screen
  • Added a subtitle on title screen
  • Made several refinements to the select screens
  • Changed story text
  • Changed various aspects of the “All of Treasures” crawl
  • Changed graphics for link, items, enemies, terrain, etc.
  • Added automap (without hearts mod)
  • Changed font
  • Changed lots of in-game text
  • Sped up in-game text
  • Changed palettes
  • Changed flute song
  • Select button changes “B” item (no longer pauses)
  • Moved level 1 and created a new dungeon



  • Fix several issues with the second quest (thanks to lexluthermiester)


  • New dungeon music
  • Remake level 2
  • Shuffle locations for level 2 and 3
  • Update automap graphics to reflect above
  • Update whistle locations
  • Use a different map cursor between overworld and dungeons


  • Updated Gohma graphics
  • Updated Manhandla graphics
  • Fix pale link palette in level 3
  • Fixed glitch where level 5 stairs lead to level 1 (thanks to lexluthermiester)


  • Added bow to shop 3 (thanks to AldenTapasya)
  • Slowed down waterfall in title screen
  • Changed low hearts sound effect
  • Changed entry palette for level 2


This hack was made using YY-Chr to edit graphics, WindHex32 and HxD for hex editing, Zelda Tech for overworld editing, and Dungeon Master for dungeon editing.

Thanks to GameMakr24, ShadowOne333, snarfblam, Thanatos-Zero, The3Dude, and Trax for all their hard work which makes this possible.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Legend of Zelda, The (USA)
  • Database: No-Intro: Nintendo Entertainment System (v. 20180803-121122)
  • File SHA-1: DAB79C84934F9AA5DB4E7DAD390E5D0C12443FA2
  • File CRC32: D7AE93DF
  • ROM SHA-1: A12D74C73A0481599A5D832361D168F4737BBCF6
  • ROM CRC32: 3FE272FB




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User Reviews
Great graphics and fresh starting experienceAldenTapasya05 Apr 20201.1Yes