Bruce Campbell vs Ganon
Hack of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Bruce Campbell vs Ganon
|Patching Information||No-Header (SNES)|
|Hack Release Date||31 October 2009|
|Last Modified||29 January 2016|
It has been many years since Link to the Past and Ganon is back to evil. Link is not around to save the day. So, a new hero has to emerge. This hero is the unlikely Ash from the Evil Dead series. With his witty humor Ash must fight through dungeons that have been upgraded by Ganon. With new tricks up his sleeve Ash searches Hyrule for items lost long ago. With New puzzles and harder bosses Ash has a lot to go against to finally be the one to bring peace to Hyrule forever.
1.5 update: The holes in the game are no longer horribly bugged. In addition, save and quit no longer counts as death, the pegasus boots can change direction when running and you can now use the shovel to dig up random treasure on the overworld when you’re in need of hearts of whatever.
ROM / ISO Information:
- Legend of Zelda, The - A link to the past [U] [!]
- CRC32: 777AAC2F
- MD5: 608C22B8FF930C62DC2DE54BCD6EBA72
- SHA-1: 6D4F10A8B10E10DBE624CB23CF03B88BB8252973
- SHA-256: 66871D66BE19AD2C34C927D6B14CD8EB6FC3181965B6E517CB361F7316009CFB
|Contributor||Type of contribution||Listed credit|
|SunGodPortal||Hacking||Bugfix and Improvement|
User Review Information
Nice remodel, but too much bugs and cursingReviewed By: puzzledude on 24 Feb 2014
This game has great potential and could be a fine bad-deed remake of Alttp, but unfortunately it fails in doing that.
The main idea of remaking the old game is great, since you can clearly see the remodels, that were done on the overworld and in the dungeons. The gameplay is different. There are also some fine semi-dungeons inside the village houses, which contain some nice newly made puzzles.
Unfortunately the game is very bugged, specially all the holes. Since the main item is a Hookshot and crossing pits is a motto of the game, there are a lot of pits everywhere, and 99 percent of them lead to bugged rooms (which was intentional, as described by the early message).
The problem is that the original Alttp allows only 57 rooms with “damage pits”; which should replace the “bug pits” that lead to other rooms. This problem CAN be solved in hex by repointing data and re-defining the new number of rooms with “damage pits” to maximum, so that any room can have them.
The other solution would be to always select a specific room, which would be filled with spikes. The players could at least force their way out by dying. But both solutions are not implemented, the only way out is a savestate or save and quit, which is probably the biggest fault of the game.
There are also various other glitches: probably all complex exits respawn the door overlay in the wrong places.
One major gameplay fault is also a Heartpiece in the Hyrule Castle area (a heartpiece and an electric barrier for the Master Sword must Not be in the same area). Picking up the heartpiece, will break the electric barrier (uppon entering and exiting any entrance), which basically breaks the game; since you can come to dark world to quick and without the Mirror and get “trapped ultimately”. The same problem occurs if you miss the Moonpearl (which you easily can). If any of the above happens, you have no chance but to erase the current file and start over.
There are also some overworld drawing problems in the game, specially the Zora domain. This area is a mess: includes a house with non working entrance, placed “into” the trees and a paradox waterfall (you can walk from the lower part “over it” on top of a hill).
Another inconvenience are the terrible monologues, which are quite despicable at times. At the beginning the monologue is actually swearing at the player every minute or so, untill you reach the uncle (which is a long time).
At the end we can sadly conclude that despite some fine concepts this game has a lot more cons than pros.
Recommended - No
|Ash vs The Evil Ganon||ViolentForce||23 May 2017||1.5||Yes|
|Hard, but rewarding||Darklink7884||25 Nov 2014||1.1||Yes|
|Nice remodel, but too much bugs and cursing||puzzledude||24 Feb 2014||N/A||No|
|Terribly Frustrating||Klaviaturist||09 Jun 2011||N/A||No|
|Nearly unplayable||p4ch3c0||16 May 2011||N/A||No|
|classic game with a twist||provcelica||08 Nov 2009||N/A||Yes|