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Hydlide Rebalance

Hack of Hydlide



  • Slime dropping 4xp at levels 1 and 2 instead of 1xp
  • HP regenerates much faster
  • Roper gives 10xp at levels 3 and 4
  • Hyper gives out 10 exp always
  • Dragon always gives out 100xp (instant level up)

ROM / ISO Information:

  • No-Intro Name: Hydlide (USA)
  • (No-Intro version 20130731-235630)
  • File SHA-1: 4672256B7E1F705C894608685BCECF62ED423810
  • ROM SHA-1: 68EDB4E9B01F80AD6AF01B75222886F15E868C98




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Wholetone GamesHacking

User Review Information

A much needed rebalance

Reviewed By: McCheeseBob on 03 Nov 2021

This is definitely the definitive way to play NES Hydlide. The xp boosts feel like just the right amount now, instead of the more tedious grind of the original. It’s also nowhere near as easy/quick as the Windows 95 port with overdrive enabled too, so a good medium. The only stopping point was the grind for level 7 in the graveyard felt like it could use a slight bit more xp, but that’s a largely minimal complaint. The game is easily beatable in a sitting without breaking too much of a sweat now and the whole experience is less tedious than before. While I do prefer the Windows 95 port overall for graphics/replacing that mind-numbingly short music loop, this is definitely one of the better and more fun ways to play the original Hydlide. Would love to see rebalance hacks for II and 3 similar to this on other systems.

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
Hydlide Easy ModeXtremePrime26 Jun 20221.0Yes
A much needed rebalanceMcCheeseBob03 Nov 20211.0Yes