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


Puzzledude started to remodel the original Zelda A Link to the Past game a long time ago. Unlike Goddess of Wisdom this is a modification, but despite that the dungeons are quite different to solve with a lot of new tricks and hidden objects. The star on the floor has many meanings in this game. Sometimes it will change the pits on the floor, but usually it means that something is hidden. In this case, lift or hammer everything. At one point it even serves as a switch for opening the door.

Puzzledude was concentrating to change the gameplay as much as possible, so even a veteran of the game can easily get stuck. The game is also more difficult than the original, but still quite easy at some points. Despite the fact that this is a remodel, it still took a lot of work, specially because of the number of the dungeons. The overworld, however, is less modified, but there are a lot of barriers, that will force you to search for the correct path. A smart player will quickly see, that this is much more than just another vapid master quest.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Legend of Zelda, The - A link to the past [U] [!]
  • CRC32: 777AAC2F
  • MD5: 608C22B8FF930C62DC2DE54BCD6EBA72
  • SHA-1: 6D4F10A8B10E10DBE624CB23CF03B88BB8252973
  • SHA-256: 66871D66BE19AD2C34C927D6B14CD8EB6FC3181965B6E517CB361F7316009CFB




ContributorType of contributionListed credit
PuzzleDudeHackingDungeon design, beta testing

User Review Information

Great Level of Challenge

Reviewed By: Darklink7884 on 03 Nov 2014

Now this is a master hack!

The overworld was modified with added barriers to force players to choose the correct path. Also, some caves that were in the original game have now been removed.

The dungeons are not minor tweaks of existing ones; all of them were heavily modified with tricky puzzles and hidden objects. Some treasure chests even require the use of the Magic Cape or Cane of Byrna to get to.

The Desert Palace dungeon requires some backtracking. After getting the Big Key, the player has to leave the dungeon, go all the way around the desert, then re-enter the dungeon through a different entrance to get to the treasure chest with the Power Gloves.

The star plates on dungeon floors have different meanings in this hack. Usually, the star plates mean there are hidden objects nearby like treasure chests, staircases, large blocks, moles, etc. Sometimes, the star plates will change the locations of the pits on the floor. At one point, the star plate even serves as a switch that opens shuttered doors.

There are two platform mazes in Level-7: Turtle Rock with added barriers to force players to find the correct path. Choosing an incorrect path and running in to a barrier will force that player to restart the puzzle from the beginning.

My only complaint about this hack is that it is hard to find rupees in the overworld if the player is low on rupees.

Overall, this hack is easier than Parallel Worlds, but still harder than the original game. If you’re looking for a good challenge, then this is your hack.

Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
Great Dungeons with an unplayable Overworlddemonik42028 Sep 20191.1No
PuzzleDudes WrathMAOT66627 Dec 20151.0Yes
Great Dungeons, horrible hub world.Voidspirit02 Aug 20151.0No
The BestEmployee19 Apr 20151.0Yes
A must-play for ALTTP fansaltoiddealer09 Apr 20151.0Yes
Great Level of ChallengeDarklink788403 Nov 2014N/AYes
Best ALttP hack so farHrith07 Feb 2011N/AYes