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The Legend of Zelda - Trial of Courage

Hack of The Legend of Zelda

Description:

This is the exciting new Zelda™ experience that many have been waiting for! Months of hacking, editing, and revising have been put into this project. As a result, a large number of things will be different from the base game. Expect a completely new adventure like you’ve never seen!

Here’s a list of things that you should expect to see in this hack.

  • New Story
  • Fresh Change of Pace
  • Completely changed Graphics
  • Much more color variety and overall beauty
  • Brand New Overworld and puzzles
  • 18 brand new dungeons and secrets
  • New Minimap feature (Special Thanks to Snarfblam)
  • Great Mix of Difficulty (Not TOO hard, but some parts may be difficult)
  • New way to Save the game (Special Thanks to Psyklax for the button info in the code)
  • New Music! (To an extent, Special thanks to Charade for his notes)

CHANGELOG 1.1 & 1.2-

The Best update yet! There are now FOUR patches of difficulty! The IPS files are in order from easiest to hardest, from lowest number to highest number.

Many problems fixed, which include- (In some difficulty versions – Door repair trolls), rooms that are too dark, Boomerang strength, item locations redone in easier versions, Start with SWORD in Casual and Newbie, and got rid of slightly overused backtracking and more.

The four versions are called…

  • NEWBIE
  • CASUAL
  • VETERAN
  • MASTER

~ VERSION DIFFERENCES INCLUDED IN THE TXT ~

CHANGELOG 1.3

More Improvements!

Added a missing map to the Lv9’s of Quest 1 to all version modes. (Thanks to erpster2 for the heads up!)

In Master mode, the death theme is different now. Touched up the manual, it now gives better hints! Edited Master mode to make it slightly harder. Edited Newbie mode to make it slightly easier.

CHANGELOG 1.4

Added a compass to Lv5 in all Quest 2s from all versions. Made compass reachable in Lv7 of all versions Quest 2. (Thanks to erpster2!)

Increased the overworld’s breathing room in the casual and newbie patches, it is now easier to explore. (Thanks to ifightdragons’ updated review.)

CHANGELOG 1.5

Massive overworld improvements! In Newbie, Casual, and Veteran mode overworld has been made smoother.

Added a missing key to the Lv2s of Quest 1 on all versions.

Added a color palette to the zip. PLEASE USE WHEN PLAYING.

CHANGELOG V1.6

Many fixes and touchups! More enemy variety in areas. Changed Pols voice’s colors to the red palette. Fixed text glitches. Fixed a wrong tile combo placement in the NE part of the world. Fixed all Q2 Dungeon bugs that “erpster2″ brought to my attention. Thanks again! Fixed Link’s hair shrinking when he walks. Colored in the bubble enemies nose so it’s not transparent. Got rid of pushable blocks that don’t trigger anything.

NOTE- The included manual has hints for item locations, dungeon locations, and heart container locations. It even includes new info on new features!

ROM / ISO Information:

  • No-Intro Name: Legend of Zelda, The (USA) --- PRG0 VERSION
  • (No-Intro version 20130731-235630)
  • File MD5 337BD6F1A1163DF31BF2633665589AB0
  • File SHA-1 DAB79C84934F9AA5DB4E7DAD390E5D0C12443FA2
  • File CRC32 D7AE93DF
  • ROM MD5 D9A1631D5C32D35594B9484862A26CBA
  • ROM SHA-1 A12D74C73A0481599A5D832361D168F4737BBCF6
  • ROM CRC32 3FE272FB

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
The3DudeOriginal HackingEverything from the HEX-editing, overworld, dungeon, and graphic designs.
snarfblamHackingThe auto-map 0.1 patch & various hacking tools.
PsyklaxHackingNew saving feauture. (SELECT while in the subscreen)

User Review Information

An Amazingly Brutal Hack from The3Dude.. Again!

Reviewed By: Ck on 23 Jun 2019

The3Dude continues to amaze with some very formidable hacks for sure, and Trial of Courage is not exception!

What is most exciting about these hacks is that they continue to improve upon the ones made before. Keep in mind that T3D’s hacks are fiercely difficult to play because they do not hold your hand from the beginning.

In fact, NONE of these hacks are for beginners, at all! Only those who enjoy crazy, torturous game plays with severe handicaps will salivate at the grind they’re about to embark on. But that’s the nature of these hacks, take it or leave it :)

The graphics are superb on this latest hack, and you’ll find yourself immersed in a whole new world, redrawn from the ground up. On the heels of Link’s Shadow, it’s almost like this quest picks up where that one left off.

I like to highlight the fact that these hacks were birthed within a chromebook. It’s hard enough to develop a game in a regular computer, but when your development is done on basically a web browser, you have to take your hat off to the dev, whether or not you care for the play difficulty.

Finally, if you like to eat nails for breakfast, then this is a must-play hack for you! You are the hunter, but you’re also the prey, may the best character win!!

Having beaten The3Dude’s previous hacks, I can’t wait to make it to the finish; this one’s been pretty brutal so far!

With the latest revisions made to this hack, you do see that The3Dude’s committed to making a hack for all, not making two, but four separate hacks, each with a varying degree of difficulty. Consider this setup then a Trial of Courage dojo of sorts, and like The Karate Kid, you must evolve your game play to see if you have what it takes to become a veteran fighter.

The3Dude’s truly brought the UFC to LoZ, LoL! :D

Version 1.6 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
An Amazingly Brutal Hack from The3Dude.. Again!Ck23 Jun 20191.6Yes
Very Fun and Very difficultyalan704711 Jun 20191.6Yes
Needs a few little edits...FullExtentOfTheJam29 May 20191.0Yes
Depends On What You Like, I Guess...snarfblam29 May 20191.0No
Interesting and well made!lexluthermiester08 Nov 20191.6Yes
Awesome job! Good experience!edwinmusic28 May 20191.0Yes
Not a lot of funifightdragons31 Oct 20191.3No
Challenging, Great Design, and Funultimaweapon27 May 20191.0Yes
I don't get the pointmarchegiano26 May 20191.0No