Zelda3 Parallel Worlds
Hack of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Zelda3 Parallel Worlds
|Released By||Euclid, SePH|
|Patching Information||No-Header (SNES)|
|Hack Release Date||27 March 2017|
|Last Modified||05 January 2019|
A complete The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past hack.
Everything is brand new. Dungeons, overworlds, etc. It even has new music!
This hack does a fantastic job of letting you re-live the old classic while adding a new degree of difficulty that challenges even the elite!
The 10-year anniversary update by qwertymodo has brought a bunch of new and exciting features that help to re-balance much of the game, as well as bring a fresh new gameplay experience. Check the README for more information!
ROM / ISO Information:
- Legend of Zelda - A Link to the Past, The (NA) (1.0).sfc
- CRC32: 777AAC2F
- MD5: 608C22B8FF930C62DC2DE54BCD6EBA72
- SHA-1: 6D4F10A8B10E10DBE624CB23CF03B88BB8252973
- SHA-256: 66871D66BE19AD2C34C927D6B14CD8EB6FC3181965B6E517CB361F7316009CFB
|Contributor||Type of contribution||Listed credit|
|Euclid||Original Hacking||Supervisor, dungeon design, ASM|
|SePH||Original Hacking||Overworld design, GFX editing|
|Con||Hacking||ASM work for v1.2|
|qwertymodo||Hacking||Supervisor for v1.2, inserting Con's ASM, beta testing|
|PuzzleDude||Hacking||Supervisor for version 1.23, beta testing and debugging for v1.23|
User Review Information
Like a cold showerReviewed By: SunGodPortal on 16 Oct 2013
Some things about this hack are great, others are terrible and mean-spirited. On the plus side, I remember the cave behind the village at the beginning of the game, running through a room by lamp-light where there were holes everywhere and fireballs coming from all directions. It was very exciting. This game has some cool puzzles and the graphics mods here and there add a certain freshness. But…
On the down side though, most of the soldiers that are everywhere run much faster now. Before, they were slower than you which made sense. They’re covered in heavy armor. Why SHOULD they run as fast as you? That means that early on in THIS game, if they hit you once there’s a good chance that you will die unless you immediately run for your life. If you try to move back a little to get a good hit in forget it. They’re just too fast. In most cases you just have to leave the area and return ready to hit them from just the right angle before they have a chance to clobber you. Add this to my next complaint and you’ll see how trying to get anywhere in the beginning of this game can be nothing short of maddening.
My biggest qualm is probably that this game almost never gives you any hearts to replenish your life with. In the original ALtoP there were sometimes hearts under pots and bushes. Every few enemies killed you would receive a heart as well. Not here. You’re on your own. Nearly all of the bushes and pots have nothing under them and when they do it’s usually a rupee. You won’t care how much money you have after you die 10 times in a row just trying to get from one place to another. It’s incredibly annoying to die over and over again just doing something as simple as exploring the over-world.
You could say that most of the problems I have with this game are common among ROM hacks. It’s easier to make a game ridiculously difficult than to find the right balance between challenging and unfair.
If you love ALttP as much as I and are desperate to experience more of it you may want to check it out, but beware. The level of difficulty means it may be a much different experience. An unpleasant one. Otherwise I would only recommend this if you’re a sadomasochist.
Recommended - No
|fun but...||Shadowhacked||29 Apr 2020||1.23||Yes|
|Well done, but too much backtracking||Ace of Spades||29 Aug 2019||1.23||Yes|
|Too Hard for Me But Not Un-Fun||avrysatos||04 May 2019||1.23||Yes|
|Excellent but with "flaws"||g4z3||16 Mar 2018||1.23||Yes|
|Parallel Worlds, Skew Troubles, Perpendicular challenge||Lumine||23 Oct 2017||1.23||No|
|Parallel Forces||ViolentForce||27 Dec 2015||1.1||Yes|
|It's Like Expert Mode!||TheLuigiLightning||01 Jun 2015||1.1||Yes|
|Good but Difficult||IlPalazzo||29 May 2015||1.1||Yes|
|Like a cold shower||SunGodPortal||16 Oct 2013||N/A||No|
|Fantastic, Great Replay Value||dissident||17 Nov 2012||N/A||Yes|
|Good, but hard.||austin5141||02 Sep 2012||N/A||Yes|
|Fantastic!||Hrith||07 Feb 2011||N/A||Yes|
|Difficult, But Quite Engaging!||Klaviaturist||22 Oct 2010||N/A||Yes|
|Master Hack||puzzledude||22 Oct 2010||N/A||Yes|
|Much Too Difficult||geocache||28 Feb 2010||N/A||No|
|Difficult but fun||Bond697||04 Sep 2009||N/A||Yes|
|Should be redone||MelanyKoura||16 Aug 2009||N/A||No|