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The Legend of Zelda - Link's Shadow

Hack of The Legend of Zelda

Description:

This hack of The Legend of Zelda for the NES had nine months of hacking put into it, also it was made impressively using a Chromebook! if anyone is looking for a great new Zelda experience then this is the hack to download!

This hack features, an entirely brand new overworld made from scratch, completely edited new (HARD) dungeons, challenging puzzles and gameplay, the Auto Map feature ~Thanks to snarfblam~, and ALL NEW completely edited graphics! All bugs have been fixed in this update, unless there are otherwise unknown bugs.

  • V1.1 Bug fixes
  • V1.2 Fixed broken Ips
  • V1.3 Fixed Exploits
  • V1.4 Removed many Blue potions that made the game EASY, and edited some text
  • V1.5 No longer have to buy a key in 2nd quest for Map-6, also edited some of Map-1 in Q2

~Story~ In the peaceful land of Hyrule… Evil had begun to flow out of the hidden sacred realm. It was the evil of Ganon. The evil took the form of a dark mirror, and out of that mirror came the shadow of “The Hero”. Word got to the Princess Zelda that a mirror had appeared out of nowhere, Link’s shadow had come out of it, and that Link’s shadow had taken the mirror with him. Nevertheless Link’s Shadow used the mirror to create powerful shadow crystals that have the power to seal and unseal people and objects. He has placed the crystals in the hidden temples to steal the temple’s power. If the crystals steal enough power from the temple’s, then Link’s shadow can use the power to unseal Ganon! Find the crystals in the hidden temples before it’s too late, and use the crystals power to seal the mirror away! But before that Link must defeat his own shadow!

If anyone has trouble with progressing in the game, go look up the Readme file for hints. The Readme has hints for the dungeon locations

ROM / ISO Information:

  • No-Intro Name: Legend of Zelda, The (USA) --- (PRG0 VERSION)
  • (No-Intro version 20130731-235630)
  • File SHA-1: DAB79C84934F9AA5DB4E7DAD390E5D0C12443FA2
  • File MD5: 337BD6F1A1163DF31BF2633665589AB0
  • File CRC32: D7AE93DF
  • ROM SHA-1: A12D74C73A0481599A5D832361D168F4737BBCF6
  • ROM MD5: D9A1631D5C32D35594B9484862A26CBA
  • ROM CRC32: 3FE272FB

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User Review Information

Unnecessarily difficult

Reviewed By: Pamfafoofle on 14 Jun 2018

I was looking forward to trying this hack based on the positive reviews, likening it to Zelda Challenge: Outlands, one of my favorite hacks ever. I was disappointed with Link’s Shadow. The difficulty level is way above that of Outlands. Q1 requires you to navigate one full dungeon with many dark rooms both swordless and lampless, and then explore much of the overworld trying to find a shop to buy your sword from, but is otherwise decent. Q2 is ridiculously difficult, with the first sword not available until the third dungeon, the second not available until the seventh, no third sword at all, and a maximum of only 8 heart containers. There are also several points in the flow of gameplay which make no sense. In the first quest, for example, you cannot even enter Dungeon 7 without the Raft, which is contained in Dungeon 8! (There’s an advice room telling you to complete D8 before D7…within the D7 that you can’t enter without already figuring out that you need to explore D8 first!) And the second quest offers you the Letter but (as far as I can tell) no old woman to ever show it to!

It’s not all bad, though. The overworld is pretty well built, and would have been a lot of fun to navigate through were it not for the frustration of not having a sword! I especially enjoyed the reveal-as-you-explore overworld map, a feature I haven’t encountered in any other LOZ hack I’ve played thus far. The dungeons were not phenomenal, but decent, and challenges like navigating a dark room without a lamp or a sword could have been interesting if used in moderation. But I don’t expect to come back and replay this particular hack because I find it more frustrating than fun.

Version 1.5 Recommended - No

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Unnecessarily difficultPamfafoofle14 Jun 20181.5No
Wonderful experiencetoritoritori24721 May 20181.4Yes
Very Fun Lets PlayDeathrider36520 May 20181.5Yes
Unnecessarily hard but good fun experienceultimaweapon12 May 20181.5Yes
By far one of the best LoZ hacks I've played since Outlands and Awakening of Onyx!!!Ck14 Apr 20181.2Yes
This is a cool Zelda hack...Googie14 Apr 20181.2Yes