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Legend of Zelda - Echoes of the Past

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

Description:

Zelda’s wish has had a different outcome than expected, leading to a world not so different from her original…

This hack was made to provide a new adventure in Hyrule. As such, much of the world will have a similar feel to the original while providing new challenges, a different route, and possibly a new trick.

This hack has moderate modifications to the overworld, offering a new look to familiar spaces. Some text has been modified to match this different world. All dungeons were modified, leading to new routes, different big chest items, new puzzles, and increased difficulty. Reflecting the increased difficulty, all that remains of your uncle is a pile of clothes and his sword. Bomb jumping is not required. Save states are not required to complete this journey. Good knowledge of the base game will be helpful.

Summary

  • Moderate overworld modification
  • Minor changes to monologue
  • Modified dungeons (all)
  • Increased difficulty

v1.0.2 update:

  • Changed Ganon’s Tower to eliminate possible softlock.

v1.1.0 update:

  • Changed Swamp Palace locked door to remove possible softlock
  • Hints have been added via monologue and adjustments to surroundings
  • Additional monologue changes have been made (minor change)
  • Red mail is now hidden in the world (all items are now possible)
  • Armos Knights (1st), Helmasaur, and Arrghus arenas have been modified
  • Additional health and magic are available
  • Tweaks to dungeons

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ROM / ISO Information:

  • Name: Legend of Zelda, The - A Link to the Past (USA)
  • Size: 1024KB
  • File/ROM SHA-1: 6D4F10A8B10E10DBE624CB23CF03B88BB8252973
  • File/ROM CRC32: 777AAC2F

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
SkierLinkHackingHacking

User Review Information

Pretty Balanced Hack

Reviewed By: Blazing on 08 Feb 2021

First off, big shoutout to SkierLink for making the hack and getting the update out ASAP after the unfortunate softlock that was found.

This is possibly the most balanced hack I’ve played for LTTP. Since the overworlds are kept mostly vanilla, it respects the players knowledge of the vanilla game, but just has that extra difficulty and tricks. Some of the tricks I was not aware of and took a while to figure out. Definitely no glitches required.

Can’t wait for more hacks from this guy.

Version 1.0.2 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommend
Good navigational themes but poor trap and enemy structureChaosPrime822 Jun 20221.1.0No
Too many stumped momentsMattKimura28 Nov 20211.1.0No
Great and Balanced Hack (Not Insanely Hard!)nyquist_theory31 May 20211.0.2Yes
Very fun and enjoyableRayofJay12 Apr 20211.0.2Yes
The best ALTTP hack so far!Lunaria14 Mar 20211.0.2Yes
Pretty Balanced HackBlazing08 Feb 20211.0.2Yes