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Hard Awakening

Hack of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX

Description:

This is essentially Master Quest for Link’s Awakening (DX). The dungeon maps are the same as in the original with different layouts, some minor modifications made to the overworld, some edited text for better or worse, and new uses for a few items not utilized in the original.

Apply the patch to a Link’s Awakening DX ROM and have at it.

Edit: v1.1 patch is here now. See the readme to know what has been changed.

06/12/13 update: v1.1 patch was mistakenly not implemented, but it’s here now.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • File: Legend of Zelda, The - Link's Awakening DX (USA, Europe).gbc
  • CRC32: 97822948
  • MD5: 07C21147 93868250 42EFB4AD 31BB525F
  • SHA1: D90AC17E 9BF17B6C 61624AD9 F05447BD B5EFC01A

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
JevilleHacking

User Review Information

Fresh take on the original

Reviewed By: godulator on 07 Jan 2018

This is great hack which is challenging and tweaks and introduces plenty of new puzzles and mechanics. With new clues being provided by talking statues pointing in the right direction throughout each dungeon, and an NPC also hinting to your next overworld destination. You are forced to re-explore the overworld to find newly located essential items, and sometimes completing half a dungeon before having to explore the overworld again. This hack shows that the original really had lots of unused opportunities in the programming of the game.

Puzzles are not merely adjusted, brand new ones are introduced in rooms where non existed before, giving you that new game fun feeling.

Unfortunately, the hack includes some annoying, boring overworld hurdles after you have completed dungeon 2 Bottle Grotto. Frame perfect jumping. At which point, any players that have played through without using any guide, cheat or save-states will likely resort to them. A must play for fans who have mastered the original.

Version 1.1 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Fresh take on the originalgodulator07 Jan 20181.1Yes
A new and amazing take on an already fantastic game.Tetrahedrus09 Aug 2013N/AYes
Excellent!inthenameofDT13 Jun 2013N/AYes
Memory wipedevdri02 Apr 2013N/AYes
Lack of Magic Powder - very difficult beginning.JamesBond00709 Mar 2013N/ANo
A challenging breath of fresh air.Prince Valmont06 Mar 2013N/AYes