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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

Link to the past has many hacks.

Reviewed By: hdofu on 02 Nov 2020

There are quite a few hacks out there for the Legend of Zelda: Link to the past… from changing Link’s hair color, to changing his gender to changing the time of day periodically. This hack fits along well with those and is somewhere in between them in the degree of having a point. I guess it adds a slight degree of difficulty? Personally I don’t see it as improving the game and unless you want a slightly harder game, or the sound of the sword shot (is it really any more annoying then Agahinim firing his blasts? Or the sound the cane of Byrna makes? Personally I like the sounds so I’m kind of confused why you’d want it gone)

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