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Zelda II - The Triforce of Courage

Hack of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link


After months and months and months of on and off grinding at it, this hack is officially complete which is called The Triforce of Courage. Here’s what you can look forward to in this hack.

The best from ShadowOne333 & Njosro hacks which include the following:

  • Manual save with 1st controller
  • Manual save no longer count towards death counter
  • Can continue after Game Over or Manual Save from palace
  • Life Meter HUD now displays hearts
  • No longer lose experience from enemies
  • The hack also uses the awesome sprites from Revility’s Rev Edition hack.
  • Most enemies have more HP, but as a plus, they give out more experience points.
  • It cost more to level up, but as a bonus, your sword is ever stronger and your magic costs less at level 8.
  • Bosses have more HP and give more experience in this game.
  • You start the game with the Downward Thrust
  • Once you have the spells, Shield, Reflect, and Fire are combined into 1 spell
  • Overworld has changed quite a bit. Palace maps are the same, but rooms have changed.
  • There are a number of shortcuts including in the Great Palace.

As for a hint: With grinding and the right items and patience, it’s possible to have all 8 MAGIC & LIFE containers as well as all 8 spells before you beat the 1st palace. It’s hard but possible.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • No-Intro Name: Zelda II - The Adventure of Link (USA)
  • (No-Intro version 20130731-235630)
  • File SHA-1: 353489A57F24A429572E76BD455BC51D821F7036
  • ROM SHA-1: 11333ADB723A5975E0ECCA3AEE8F4747AA8D2D26




ContributorType of contributionListed credit
njosroOriginal HackingZelda 2 - Restart from palace at game over hack
RevilityOriginal WorkZelda II Rev Edition hack
ShadowOne333Original HackingZelda II Redux hack

User Review Information

The Triforce of Courage

Reviewed By: ViolentForce on 21 Dec 2019

Some Spoilers ahead:

First thing I would like to mention is the game starts you off already having the downward slash which was always my favourite sword attack in Zelda II and which was easier to kill harder enemies with and easy to get your XP up. Some of the levels were the same as the original but with stronger enemies and longer ledges you’d need the jump spell for in the palaces. Was easier to gain your XP with (which had golden ruppes as P-bags). They made the sword longer in the game so it would be easier for the player to kill tougher enemies like Darknuts and not be right up in the enemies face when fighting them.

Overworld is almost the same as the original, but Magic and Heart containers in different spots of the overworld, Death Mountain was pretty difficult but gained lots of XP from all the enemies there. Shield spell also let you shot fire balls (nice add) so fire spell later is actually useless (Oh well). You did though need certain later items in the palaces to get earlier spells to go on later, so sometimes had to do palaces after palace before going back to a town. The boots made you travel every water zone in the game to go searching for caves and getting magic and heart containers. Nice change to Grand Palace too, made Thunder Bird and Dark Link fight a little harder so you couldn’t cheese the fight in the corner of the screen

This hack was great, was able to finish it in under 4 hours, just a nice relaxed call back to a game I still enjoy to this day, exploring areas of this game was fun, and I think a good Zelda II player would enjoy this little re-done of a game


Version 1.1 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
The Triforce of CourageViolentForce21 Dec 20191.1Yes
The best hack I've played so farLogi31 May 20181.1Yes
Very much worth it!The3Dude03 Apr 20181.0Yes