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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

Master Hack

Reviewed By: puzzledude on 22 Oct 2010

Despite some radical ideas this is the best Zelda Link to the Past hack. The game is completely new and incredibly long. There are new sprite hacks, item menu is changed, all dungeons and outside world is original. Overworld drawings and crossings from one area to another are flawless.

This game shows that the hacker/hackers possess the intellect that is without doubt high above average (take a look at the completely new ending sequence, which is hard coded and impossible to hack, plus the tablets that unlock the second quest). And my favorite The Parallel Tower, which is without doubt the biggest hacked Zelda dungeon out there.

But the game has also some radical gameplay ideas, that are not normal for the game. Going across half the Guardhouse without the sword is hard to accept. The position of the items is sometimes to far apart, so you have to backtrack (go-around sequence), which is also hard to accept. Plus the game is sometimes just to hard (for instance the fight with Mouldrom - with 4 shooters plus the floor tiles). Or the secondary way in the Parallel Tower for the heart container (where the floor starts to fall down). These moments make the game to difficult, putting the players motor nerve at the maximum (requires full focus).

There are also intellectual problems. Impas Ways is a very complex dungeon (leading to four other outside places). Plus it requires an algorithm solution for every item (2 big keys, big chest and boss). You need to find 4 correct paths in a warp maze (plus 4 more to come to other outside areas). This is almost impossible to solve without help. Similar algorithm problem in Naboorus hole. Again hard to solve, specially because of the number of holes, plus the dark room problem.

The Darunias Cavern however has a gameplay flaw. I’ve played this dungeon inside out, going to all areas, and made a map, since all the rooms look similar and I still couldn’t find the big key. I was surprised that it is at the beginning, if you destroy the skeleton knight. The surprise was, that the majority of the dungeon is unused. You don’t have to go to most of the rooms at all. The logical gameplay would be to put the big key at the end (instead the beginning).

But despite all that this game is in my opinion the best Zelda3 hack. It has some radical ideas, but these don’t change the fact that we are dealing with the master hack.

Recommended - Yes

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