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Zelda3 Parallel Worlds

Hack of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Description:

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

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
EuclidOriginal HackingSupervisor, dungeon design, ASM
SePHOriginal HackingOverworld design, GFX editing
ConHackingASM work for v1.2
qwertymodoHackingSupervisor for v1.2, inserting Con's ASM, beta testing
PuzzleDudeHackingSupervisor for version 1.23, beta testing and debugging for v1.23

User Review Information

Well done, but too much backtracking

Reviewed By: Ace of Spades on 29 Aug 2019

I played through some of the hack and I have to give props for it. Clearly a lot of work went into this ROM hack and I must say I am more than impressed. I understand many people find it difficult and I can definitely see why they say that but on a personal note, I don’t mind hacks that add a bit of difficulty to a game.

However, I must say that amount of backtracking in the first dungeon alone is far too frequent. I mean, the player finds the Guardhouse, finds a key or two and is required to go all the way to the other side of the dungeon, finds a key item, must backtrack past the beginning, find another key (item) and go back to the other side of the Guardhouse. It becomes tiring and almost a bit irritating to just have to frequently go back and forth before actually completing anything; especially when the player doesn’t have the sword right away, forcing them to spend even more time dodging enemies.

This was all for the 1.23 version of the original Parallel Worlds. I understand there is a remodel of it which I have played and the backtracking is greatly reduced. This hack is meant to be more difficult than the remodel which is understandable but the backtracking is too much and should be lowered. Otherwise I fear not many people would want to finish it

Besides this, I wish you two, Euclid and SePH, the best of luck and hope you keep up the good work!

Version 1.23 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Well done, but too much backtrackingAce of Spades29 Aug 20191.23Yes
Too Hard for Me But Not Un-Funavrysatos04 May 20191.23Yes
Excellent but with "flaws"g4z316 Mar 20181.23Yes
Parallel Worlds, Skew Troubles, Perpendicular challengeLumine23 Oct 20171.23No
Parallel ForcesViolentForce27 Dec 20151.1Yes
It's Like Expert Mode!TheLuigiLightning01 Jun 20151.1Yes
Good but DifficultIlPalazzo29 May 20151.1Yes
Like a cold showerSunGodPortal16 Oct 2013N/ANo
Fantastic, Great Replay Valuedissident17 Nov 2012N/AYes
Good, but hard.austin514102 Sep 2012N/AYes
Fantastic!Hrith07 Feb 2011N/AYes
Difficult, But Quite Engaging!Klaviaturist22 Oct 2010N/AYes
Master Hackpuzzledude22 Oct 2010N/AYes
Much Too Difficultgeocache28 Feb 2010N/ANo
Difficult but funBond69704 Sep 2009N/AYes
Should be redoneMelanyKoura16 Aug 2009N/ANo