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


Here is a hack for Legend of Zelda - Link to the Past, which switches the roles of Link and Zelda whereas Zelda is the playable hero and Link is the one in need of rescue. The dialogue has been altered to suit this change also.

ROM / ISO Information:

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




ContributorType of contributionListed credit
Kenna WHacking

User Review Information

A clumsy drawn sprite

Reviewed By: puzzledude on 29 Jan 2017

Despite the fact that the idea is interesting, nothing but the main sprite is changed in this game, as well as some minor text changes. This, however, might still be interesting to play, specially since the character is now Zelda herself. Sounds great, but the execution is not.

The sprite is quite clumsy drawn and you clearly see it was drawn manually and has a lot of aesthetic issues, specially when walking. There also is no effect on the clothes when receiving blue and red armor. Furthermore, when receiving power glove and titan glove the false gray and gold colour is blinking on the hands when pushing upwards. These are all known issues and can/could be solved.

Zelda’s sprite had a lot less gfx frames (when she was following Link) in the original game. Making this into the main sprite can thus be problematic, and in this case the author was not fully up to the task.

The person to be rescued from prison is now Link. He is decently drawn and the palettes also changed accordingly, but as a side effect a lot of other palettes are now false, making a lot of sprites (or parts of them) green, which simply does not fit. Again the author did not realize, that only one sprite pals should be changed (which is obviously doable), he instead changed global pals, which is not how things are done.

Version 1.0 Recommended - No

User Reviews
ROM REQUIRES HEADER FOR PATCH TO WORK. Also: Neat idea, implementation slightly awkward but still woZeldaTheSwordsman04 Jul 20201.0Yes
Great patch, but should be updatedBregalad09 Apr 20201.0Yes
This is cool.Scottdj2302 Feb 20181.0Yes
Better than IQ testErockbrox05 Mar 20171.0Yes
A clumsy drawn spritepuzzledude29 Jan 20171.0No
Zelda saves her own kindesharp8931 Aug 20161.0Yes
What if Zelda and Link switched roles?thepatrickinator19 Apr 20161.0Yes
Not too bad.Chris Miller17 Apr 20161.0Yes
A clever premise!TimeSpaceMage10 Apr 20161.0Yes