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The Legend of Zelda: Shadow of Night

Hack of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Description:

A completely new Zelda II adventure!

Long ago, a curse was cast upon the land of Hyrule. This darkness gave rise to the minions of Ganon, allowing them to overrun Forests, Towns, and Meadows.

Deep within the forest lives our young hero, Link. Guide Link across the vast Kingdom of Hyrule, and defeat the ominous shadow!

What’s New?

  • World Maps!
  • Dungeons!
  • GFX!
  • Music!
  • New Spell!
  • Experience Curve!
  • More areas to explore!
  • More treasure!
  • More Zelda!

Easy Version:

  • Enemies deal 1x damage.
  • Start with 6 lives.
  • Link’s sword is stronger.
  • Life spell costs 50% less magic at all levels.
  • Beginning town has a magic refill lady.

Hard Version:

  • Enemies deal 2x damage.
  • Start with 4 lives.
  • Link’s sword is weaker.
  • Life spell costs 50% less magic at level 8.

While the majority of the hack was done by me, there are new surprises to find thanks to the efforts of others. Trax helped out a lot with programming and created a new spell! He also helped with improving enemies to make them more fierce! Beware of the bots. :P Enjoy the new Overworld Music thanks to optomon. He composed it perfectly and it really enhances the Zelda feel!

To everyone that helped, THANK YOU! Trax, JaSp, HylianFox, ocw, Dwedit, Ice Ranger, Jigglysaint, Googie, optomon.

This is the biggest Zelda II hack, yet! Enjoy! :D

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Zelda II - The Adventure of Link (U) [!].nes - GOODNES 3.14
  • CRC32: E3C788B0
  • MD5: 764D36FA8A2450834DA5E8194281035A
  • SHA-1: 353489A57F24A429572E76BD455BC51D821F7036
  • SHA-256: AD8C0FBCF092BF84B48E69FD3964EEA4ED91BFE62ABC352943D537979782680C

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
the_icepenguinHacking
JaSpGraphicsOverworld animation
TraxHackingDash spell & enemy routines
OptomonMusicComposed the new music for the Overworld

User Review Information

Ball Busting Difficulty

Reviewed By: trapworth on 20 Jul 2012

As did Chris Miller said I wholeheartedly agree all of the graphics redone and the chilling new atmosphere generated is amazing for what you can do on the NES.

What I really don’t understand was the removal of “Mana Witches” which restored your mana in towns. It was a mechanic that removed the tedious work of killing mobs repetitively in order to gain what you should of already gotten in a couple of seconds. One could argue that you’re killing two birds with one stone by getting EXP and getting your mana, but obviously you didn’t need to do this in the first place in original.

Hints of progression weren’t really given to you soundly. How was I supposed to know that one nook contained that object I required to progress? The hints that were there though did do the job and properly helped the player to continue your grand journey. I’m not saying that hints should be as crystal clear as Simon’s Redaction because the fun was trying to crack that jargon they were using to progress in the original.

The combat was extremely punishing, but extremely pleasing once you figure out that enemy’s flaw or weakness which gives you immense satisfaction.

I really feel as if the exp rates could of be increased somehow because of mana witches being removed to speed up gameplay and improve upon pacing. I shouldn’t be still at the first palace in my first 3 hours of playing while grinding those same 3 bats at the same time to refill my mana.

Overall it still retains a satisfying Zelda II feel, that feels even more accomplishing when you get the tingly feel of beating it. I’m just not sure whether or not I feel comfortable recommending it unless they were a diehard fan of the original Zelda II or godlike at 2Ds kind of like Simon’s Quest.

P.S Horsehead is really frickin’ easy even with his double range. Of course this is the guy who save stated right before the fight to practice over and over. No mid fight save stating though.

Recommended - No

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Great potential but too much back trackingreMACKARio25 Nov 20202.5No
Hard Version is TediousOVKASE13 Aug 20192.5No
doesnt get much better then thisDark link03 Apr 20192.5Yes
Very Challenging But Good & Funultimaweapon10 Apr 20182.5Yes
Missing Key For Reflect MagicGotham28 Sep 20172.5No
Shadow of TormentMAOT66627 Dec 20152.5Yes
The Pinnacle of Zelda II HackingDrag0nwind27 Mar 20152.5Yes
Hard but rewardingGTM60428 Dec 2013N/AYes
Difficult but a lot of funnjosro11 Aug 2013N/AYes
Warrants a Few changes immediatelyKenjiMinato02 Apr 2013N/ANo
Ball Busting Difficultytrapworth20 Jul 2012N/ANo
Lovely hacking skills, insane difficultyChris Miller15 Sep 2011N/ANo