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Hack of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past


A complete The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past hack.

Everything is brand new. Dungeons, overworlds, etc. It even has new music!

This hack does a fantastic job of letting you re-live the old classic while adding a new degree of difficulty that challenges even the elite!

The 10-year anniversary update by qwertymodo has brought a bunch of new and exciting features that help to re-balance much of the game, as well as bring a fresh new gameplay experience. Check the README for more information!

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Legend of Zelda - A Link to the Past, The (NA) (1.0).sfc
  • CRC32: 777AAC2F
  • MD5: 608C22B8FF930C62DC2DE54BCD6EBA72
  • SHA-1: 6D4F10A8B10E10DBE624CB23CF03B88BB8252973
  • SHA-256: 66871D66BE19AD2C34C927D6B14CD8EB6FC3181965B6E517CB361F7316009CFB




ContributorType of contributionListed credit
EuclidOriginal HackingSupervisor, dungeon design, ASM
SePHOriginal HackingOverworld design, GFX editing
ConHackingASM work for v1.2
qwertymodoHackingSupervisor for v1.2, inserting Con's ASM, beta testing
PuzzleDudeHackingSupervisor for version 1.23, beta testing and debugging for v1.23

User Review Information

Like a cold shower

Reviewed By: SunGodPortal on 16 Oct 2013

Some things about this hack are great, others are terrible and mean-spirited. On the plus side, I remember the cave behind the village at the beginning of the game, running through a room by lamp-light where there were holes everywhere and fireballs coming from all directions. It was very exciting. This game has some cool puzzles and the graphics mods here and there add a certain freshness. But…

On the down side though, most of the soldiers that are everywhere run much faster now. Before, they were slower than you which made sense. They’re covered in heavy armor. Why SHOULD they run as fast as you? That means that early on in THIS game, if they hit you once there’s a good chance that you will die unless you immediately run for your life. If you try to move back a little to get a good hit in forget it. They’re just too fast. In most cases you just have to leave the area and return ready to hit them from just the right angle before they have a chance to clobber you. Add this to my next complaint and you’ll see how trying to get anywhere in the beginning of this game can be nothing short of maddening.

My biggest qualm is probably that this game almost never gives you any hearts to replenish your life with. In the original ALtoP there were sometimes hearts under pots and bushes. Every few enemies killed you would receive a heart as well. Not here. You’re on your own. Nearly all of the bushes and pots have nothing under them and when they do it’s usually a rupee. You won’t care how much money you have after you die 10 times in a row just trying to get from one place to another. It’s incredibly annoying to die over and over again just doing something as simple as exploring the over-world.

You could say that most of the problems I have with this game are common among ROM hacks. It’s easier to make a game ridiculously difficult than to find the right balance between challenging and unfair.

If you love ALttP as much as I and are desperate to experience more of it you may want to check it out, but beware. The level of difficulty means it may be a much different experience. An unpleasant one. Otherwise I would only recommend this if you’re a sadomasochist.

Recommended - No

User Reviews
Great game, with some flawswrench24811 Jul 20201.23Yes
fun but...Shadowhacked29 Apr 20201.23Yes
Well done, but too much backtrackingAce of Spades29 Aug 20191.23Yes
Too Hard for Me But Not Un-Funavrysatos04 May 20191.23Yes
Excellent but with "flaws"g4z316 Mar 20181.23Yes
Parallel Worlds, Skew Troubles, Perpendicular challengeLumine23 Oct 20171.23No
Parallel ForcesViolentForce27 Dec 20151.1Yes
It's Like Expert Mode!TheLuigiLightning01 Jun 20151.1Yes
Good but DifficultIlPalazzo29 May 20151.1Yes
Like a cold showerSunGodPortal16 Oct 2013N/ANo
Fantastic, Great Replay Valuedissident17 Nov 2012N/AYes
Good, but hard.austin514102 Sep 2012N/AYes
Fantastic!Hrith07 Feb 2011N/AYes
Difficult, But Quite Engaging!Klaviaturist22 Oct 2010N/AYes
Master Hackpuzzledude22 Oct 2010N/AYes
Much Too Difficultgeocache28 Feb 2010N/ANo
Difficult but funBond69704 Sep 2009N/AYes
Should be redoneMelanyKoura16 Aug 2009N/ANo