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

Description:

Here is a hack for Legend of Zelda - Link to the Past, which switches the roles of Link and Zelda whereas Zelda is the playable hero and Link is the one in need of rescue. The dialogue has been altered to suit this change also.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Legend of Zelda, The - A Link to the Past (USA).smc - NOINTRO
  • CRC32: 777AAC2F
  • MD5: 608C22B8FF930C62DC2DE54BCD6EBA72
  • SHA-1: 6D4F10A8B10E10DBE624CB23CF03B88BB8252973
  • SHA-256: 66871D66BE19AD2C34C927D6B14CD8EB6FC3181965B6E517CB361F7316009CFB

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
Kenna WHacking

User Review Information

ROM REQUIRES HEADER FOR PATCH TO WORK. Also: Neat idea, implementation slightly awkward but still wo

Reviewed By: ZeldaTheSwordsman on 04 Jul 2020

I’ve always wanted a “Play as Zelda” hack, so discovering this one was a treat. I consider the implementation of Link and Zelda’s role-swap slightly awkward narratively (for example, the escape dialogue should be changed more since Zelda is still the princess; it would work better if it was changed so she’s still the one telling Link, or maybe one is reminding the other about the passage), but there are some good ideas all the same. Lord Link’s movement sprites during the escape seem a bit off, as though his legs are shortened. Still, it’s a fun hack now that I’ve got it to work.

Which brings me to the most important point: IN ORDER FOR THE PATCH TO WORK, THE ROM NEEDS A HEADER. Download the utility “TUSH” from the utilities section of this site to check the ROM’s header status, and add one if needed. At the time of writing, the information on checking header status in the FAQs is out of date.

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
ROM REQUIRES HEADER FOR PATCH TO WORK. Also: Neat idea, implementation slightly awkward but still woZeldaTheSwordsman04 Jul 20201.0Yes
Great patch, but should be updatedBregalad09 Apr 20201.0Yes
This is cool.Scottdj2302 Feb 20181.0Yes
Better than IQ testErockbrox05 Mar 20171.0Yes
A clumsy drawn spritepuzzledude29 Jan 20171.0No
Zelda saves her own kindesharp8931 Aug 20161.0Yes
What if Zelda and Link switched roles?thepatrickinator19 Apr 20161.0Yes
Not too bad.Chris Miller17 Apr 20161.0Yes
A clever premise!TimeSpaceMage10 Apr 20161.0Yes