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The Legend of Zelda - DX

Hack of The Legend of Zelda


This hack improves all of the graphics in the entire game and also adds some asm work to this great original title. This hack utilizes not only some of the sprites from Infidelity’s “Zelda - Legend of Link” hack but also Snarfblam’s Automap Plus. This adds a map to the overworld that is revealed as the player explores. Also the heart meter is drawn in 1/8 heart increments, and potions and fairies refill life faster.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Country: USA
  • Filename: Legend of Zelda, The (USA).nes
  • CRC32: D7AE93DF
  • MD5: 337BD6F1A1163DF31BF2633665589AB0
  • SHA-1: DAB79C84934F9AA5DB4E7DAD390E5D0C12443FA2



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ContributorType of contributionListed credit
snarfblamOriginal HackingUse of "Automap Plus" patch
Thanatos-ZeroOriginal WorkGraphics & Sprites from "Zelda - The Legend of Link" hack

User Review Information

Has much potential, but needs some adjustments

Reviewed By: M00nMayn on 21 Apr 2022

Unlike a lot of other graphical hacks, this one is fairly consistant and pleasing to the eye. A few things stick out though, one being Link’s sprite, which looks a bit weird, particularily the ears. I think it would be benificial to use a model that more closely resembles what he looks like in Link’s Awakening, like some of the enemy models used in this hack by the looks of it.

And the grassy overworld tile is repetitive to look at. Of course, Link’s Awakening used this tile a lot, but it also had a variation of other ground tiles to go along with it and add variety.

Also, Link’s sword blends in with the ground in the overworld; not only does it not look good, but it makes it hard to visually judge the sword’s reaching distance in battle.

With these things fixed, this could easily be a top tier Zelda 1 graphics hack.

Version 1.0 Recommended - No

User Reviews
Has much potential, but needs some adjustmentsM00nMayn21 Apr 20221.0No
Close to goodpocket09 Jan 20181.0Yes
SO Much Better!Animation Guru14 Apr 20161.0Yes
Fun graphic upgrade!lexluthermiester05 Dec 20151.0Yes