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Zelda Challenge: Outlands

Hack of The Legend of Zelda

Description:

This is probably the best Zelda hack out there. Almost every single thing possible to modify in the game has been modified. This hack exemplifies the talented individuals in our community. Anybody even remotely interested in ROMhacking should give this one a try!

The old world map has been completely overwritten by the new one. You are guaranteed not to recognize any locations from the previous game. All location of dungeons and secrets have been changed as well.

Secrets are now locked according to what quest you’re playing. For example, the rock you push to find a dungeon won’t move on the second quest, so you have to find a new entrance somewhere else in the world. The game allows each secret to be set to 1st Quest, 2nd Quest, both, or neither. So, many places where you can bomb, burn, push things and use the recorder are quest-specific.

Most of the monsters have new graphics (including all bosses) and some even have new colors.

There are 42 possible block, water & statue arrangements for the many dungeon rooms, and all but 3 are brand new.

That’s just a taste of what has been changed and how much work went into this hack!

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Legend of Zelda, The (U) (PRG0) [!].nes - NOINTRO
  • CRC32: D7AE93DF
  • MD5: 337BD6F1A1163DF31BF2633665589AB0
  • SHA-1: DAB79C84934F9AA5DB4E7DAD390E5D0C12443FA2
  • SHA-256: 8F72DC2E98572EB4BA7C3A902BCA5F69C448FC4391837E5F8F0D4556280440AC

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
GameMakr24Hacking

User Review Information

Great level of challenge

Reviewed By: Jinx on 12 Dec 2013

This is a great hack and well worth playing. It is a completely rewritten game, with a new overworld and dungeons. It manages to maintain the feel of Zelda, while providing a “new” (albeit 2001) NES-style challenge.

The order of dungeons can be quite puzzling at times, as one needs to enter some dungeons for certain items, then leave to use those items in other dungeons. This could be frustrating, but, fortunately, it doesn’t usually take too long to realize what’s needed. Ironically, the hardest part for some might just be finding the dungeons–especially in the second quest!

The hack switches the overworld/underworld enemies, which seems rather unnecessary, but doesn’t really affect game play much–you simply have to get used to which enemy is which.

The map is very well engineered, with secret passageways and limited-access sections that add a lot of interest & gradation to each quest. The color scheme is rather drab in some areas, and some of the tiles are “glitchy by choice”–often in order to provide some sort of gameplay feature. As a result, the graphics are probably a bit worse than the original.

Nevertheless, if interesting/puzzling gameplay is what you seek, then definitely give this a try!

Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Looking for a Z1 Hack? Play this one first!!!The3Dude02 Apr 20181.0Yes
Probably better than all other zelda hacks.jimreid17 Jun 20171.0Yes
Best Rom HackViolentForce24 Dec 20151.0Yes
Great level of challengeJinx12 Dec 2013N/AYes
For any original Legend of Zelda fanmrrichard99913 Apr 2013N/AYes