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Link's Awakening Redux

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

Description:

Link’s Awakening Redux is a hack that commemorates the release of the Link’s Awakening Remake, combining three of the most essential improvement hacks out there, and also implementing full uncensorship for Link’s Awakening DX to make the experience of the game much more enjoyable and without the annoyances of the original.

So what does this hack do specifically?

  • Sprite and text uncensoring by ShadowOne333:
    • Sprites that were censored from the Japanese release have been restored
    • Text previously censored and related to the censored sprites has been restored as well
    • Optional: Restore the low health beeping sound. This patch has two variants, one for Normal Redux, and one for when Font Improvement is used. Please, give the ReadMe a good in-depth read to apply each one properly
  • Link’s Awakening DX VWF by toruzz:
    • Introduces a Variable Width Font (VWF) that makes the text much more readable
    • All the text is adapted to fit the space freed by the new font
    • Removes the spaces at the end of the player’s name (if any) and fixes a couple of typos from the original game
  • Photo Album Translation by vince94:
    • Translation of the previously-untranslated Japanese present in the Photo Album
    • Optional: Remove the Photo Album overlays, to have a clean image of each photograph
  • Quality of Life Improvements by IcePenguin:
    • No more text when you touch certain objects. Rocks, cracked rocks, pots, ice blocks, etc.
    • Guardian Acorns and Pieces of Power are quick pickups. No more long text interrupting game play
    • No more low health beeping
    • Optional: Remove the THIEF photo punishment, meaning that you won’t get your character named THIEF for obtaining the thief photo. The Death counter won’t go up when the shopkeeper kills you for that pic as well
  • Font Improvement (Optional): by Tzepish:
    • Removes VWF hack
    • Makes the font in Zelda - Link’s Awakening DX much more readable
    • Replaced the always-italics font from the original game with one that closely resembles the font used in the Zelda Oracles series

ROM / ISO Information:

  • File Name: Legend of Zelda, The - Link's Awakening DX (U) (V1.2) [C][!]
  • No-Intro Name: Legend of Zelda, The - Link's Awakening DX (USA, Europe) (Rev B) (SGB Enhanced)
  • (No-Intro version 20130730-054825)
  • CRC32: 06887A34
  • MD5: 7351DAA3C0A91D8F6FE2FBCCA6182478
  • SHA-1: 1C091225688D966928CC74336DBEF2E07D12A47C

Links:

Screenshots:


Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
toruzzOriginal HackingLink's Awakening DX VWF
the_icepenguinOriginal HackingLink's Awakening DX QoL Improvementss
vince94Original HackingLink's Awakening DX Photo Album Translation
TzepishOriginal HackingFont Improvement optional patch
ShadowOne333HackingSprite and text uncensoring

User Review Information

Great complilation

Reviewed By: CountBuggula on 07 Oct 2019

I’ve used all the individual hacks here for a long time together, but was never able to get them to play completely nicely and had some garbled text issues. Great work here on getting this all in one easy hack so we can have all the QoL improvements without any nasty side-effects! I’ve already played through the dungeon 6 and am happy to report no issues or problems at all. Highly recommended as the new default way anyone would enjoy this classic.

Version 1.1 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Good hack, minor issueskkslider07 Sep 20201.3Yes
Not recommended, but not bad eitherBlairBear8622 Jul 20201.1No
Recommended with a caveatthanksgoogle16 Oct 20191.1Yes
Great complilationCountBuggula07 Oct 20191.1Yes
GreatStixsmasterHD25 Sep 20191.1Yes
Definitve Link's Awakening patch, must have!MattKimura21 Sep 20191.0Yes