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Automap Plus

Hack of The Legend of Zelda

Description:

Automap Plus adds a map to the overworld that is revealed as the player explores. Additional changes: the heart meter is drawn in 1/8 heart increments, and potions and fairies refill life faster.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Legend of Zelda (U) (PRG0)
  • No-Intro Name: Legend of Zelda, The (USA)
  • (No-Intro version 20130731-235630)
  • File SHA-1: DAB79C84934F9AA5DB4E7DAD390E5D0C12443FA2
  • ROM SHA-1: A12D74C73A0481599A5D832361D168F4737BBCF6

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
snarfblamHacking

User Review Information

Misses the point.

Reviewed By: BlazeHeatnix on 20 Jun 2019

Romhackers from all over are including this in their hacks by default, and it makes me angry. The entire point of Zelda 1 was that you’re handed a map that’s already 60% complete and you need to fill in the rest of the details yourself, by hand, with a pencil. That’s how old RPGs and adventure games were back then. Wizardry did the same thing: you had to draw your map on grid paper. The entire point of Zelda’s in-game “map” being a grey box was so you could check Link’s position with your map to find out where you are.

What makes Zelda 1 have such a unique charm is that it feels like you, the player, are the adventurer. YOU are the one filling out the map. YOU are the one collecting clues and saving Hyrule. Taking that away makes Zelda 1 “just another Zelda game”. If you’re the type who doesn’t want to do that, and wants a hack to do it for you, then my advice to you is either deal with it or go home. This is not the proper way to experience Zelda, especially not for a first-time player.

Version 0.2 Recommended - No

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommend
If you want QOL without going overboard, this hack is perfectpocket03 Apr 20220.2Yes
Small Changes, but Good OnesLexitik28 Oct 20200.2Yes
Essential for newcomersMeatisOmalley31 Jul 20190.2Yes
Misses the point.BlazeHeatnix20 Jun 20190.2No
Great, but needs some tweaksRafaelele18 Jul 20170.2Yes
...Bonkers!01 May 20160.2Yes
Great for NewcomersTRIFORCE8901 Dec 20140.2Yes
Automap Plus should be in ever Zelda Hack!Proveaux01 Mar 2013N/AYes