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New Awakening

Hack of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX

Description:

New Awakening is a full hack of Link’s Awakening featuring broad revisions to all dungeons and textual edits, overworld edits, and sequence fixes to support a new dungeon order, as well as cosmetic edits to most dungeons and parts of the overworld. The difficulty is substantially increased, with new puzzles as well as new monster encounters, but backtracking is minimal, difficult puzzles offer subtle clues (the owl statues have been updated as well), extra resources are available where needed, and the challenges do not require save states or perfect gameplay. The game is balanced for those who have played the game once or twice, but the game is playable by newcomers as well, as the hack does not throw everything at the player at once. The difficulty begins fairly moderate and gradually increases over time. Necessary information is found in the readme. The patch is made with Lunar IPS.

Update: Various corrections have been made since the last release, removing a few bugs and graphical errors. If you see something that looks wrong, send me a personal message and I can either explain it or change it as needed.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Country: USA
  • Checksums:
  • CRC-32: 7D07A17B
  • SHA-1: BABC3040E79F7125A022E35DDBCBA0414CDBB0E2
  • SHA-256: 4AE05F3D384298292621576E468FBF60C7C7151AB1F24172FD4791DCF87E76B9
  • MD-5: 4855040E3CDD3AB52CEBFE08589585DD
  • Legend of Zelda, The - Link's Awakening DX (U) (V1.2) [C][!]

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
katageHacking

User Review Information

Game Crashes at Marin Pickup

Reviewed By: hunter0333 on 15 May 2022

Seems like a really neat romhack, the overworld is redesigned in a way that makes you have to re-discover paths. The start of the game is different than normal, and it tests your knowledge of the base game in order to accomplish specific tasks.

There seem to be some bugs though:

Issues:

  • Heart pieces are not permanent pick ups, they seem to lessen by 1 when the game is loaded. Collecting 4 for a heart means you will lose that heart and have 3 pieces.
  • The game hard locks when you pick up Marin for the Yarna Desert quest, with no way to save and quit in order to correct it.
  • The ROM information seems to be inaccurate, since the version they say to use does not have the same information as they state.

I would recommend it if not for the Marin bug.

Version 4.1 Recommended - No

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommend
Game Crashes at Marin Pickuphunter033315 May 20224.1No
Very refreshing and emotional for a nostalgic like me!freddodo09 Aug 20214.1Yes
Game Crash / Freeze after getting Marin in beachryancaesar1234501 Apr 20194.1Yes
Very tough, but very rewardingdewey03 Nov 20184.1Yes
Confusing but funSKmuffinEXE11 Feb 20154.0Yes
Much betterpuzzledude08 Apr 2014N/AYes
Don't play this until it's fixedMasterlink15 Mar 2014N/ANo