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No Sword Beam

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

Description:

Disable the sword beam. Normally, once you have the master sword and full health you can shoot a beam from the sword. This hack disables this beam.

Why disable this feature? A few possible reasons: the damage is low, it makes a high-pitched sound, and even when in sword range the enemy often takes the low beam damage instead.

Included are patches for both the English and Japanese versions of the game.

The patch is very simple - a single line of code is changed to set the required number of health to be above full health. It is likely compatible with many other hacks and is confirmed to work with the ALTTP randomizer (apply the Japanese version patch to the randomized file)

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Legend of Zelda, The - A Link to the Past (USA)
  • Database: No-Intro: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (v. 20180813-062835)
  • File/ROM SHA-1: 6D4F10A8B10E10DBE624CB23CF03B88BB8252973
  • File/ROM CRC32: 777AAC2F
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  • Database match: Zelda no Densetsu - Kamigami no Triforce (Japan)
  • Database: No-Intro: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (v. 20180813-062835)
  • File/ROM SHA-1: E7E852F0159CE612E3911164878A9B08B3CB9060
  • File/ROM CRC32: 3322EFFC

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User Review Information

Really?

Reviewed By: SunGodPortal on 29 Apr 2019

I personally cannot recommend/condone this patch as all that is required to make this effect possible is the change of one single byte. It’s almost as easy to accomplish via hex editor with little-to-no skills/knowledge of ROM hacking. You could also do this with a single cheat code, but really, the easiest way would be to not make any changes to the ROM and just take a tiny amount of damage.

Version 1.0 Recommended - No

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Link to the past has many hacks.hdofu02 Nov 20201.0No
Good Intent. Bad Execution.Lexitik01 Nov 20201.0No
Why not just do Zelda 1 Sword Beam???WeebeeGeebee25 May 20191.0No
Really?SunGodPortal29 Apr 20191.0No