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Legend of Zelda: Awakening of Onyx

Hack of The Legend of Zelda


After many years, the evil General Onyx has returned. He has invaded the Kingdom of Hyrule to get revenge on Link. He kidnapped Zelda, as well as the Triforce of Power. With the power of the Triforce, Onyx placed a magic barrier in his underground dungeon, to prevent Link from getting close enough to rescue Zelda. Link went to Impa for wisdom. She informs Link that the only way to break the barrier is to seek out and find eight magical “Spirit Skulls”. The Spirit Skulls are said to possess small traces of power similar of that found in the Triforce. With all of the Spirit Skulls used together, the power should be enough to break the barrier, allowing Link to brave the fierce dungeon, and rescue Princess Zelda from the General of Darkness, Onyx

Originally a project worked on partially by Trifindo, this was picked up on, revised, and fully completed to where the game is now fully playable. Only the 1st quest has been done on this game.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Rom Name: Legend of Zelda, The (U) (PRG0) [!].nes (GoodNES 3.23b)
  • PATCHED CRC32: A97897E7




ContributorType of contributionListed credit
TrifindoOriginal HackingInitial hacking and graphics insertion.
pacnsacdaveHackingLevel hacking and completion of project.

User Review Information

One of the best since Outlands!!!

Reviewed By: Ck on 26 Jan 2017

All I can say is WOW!!!

This is truly a very well made hack of this favorite classic. It took me a minute to find a way to patch my ROM on a Chromebook, but after logging into and uploading the windows patcher, ROM and BPS patch, I was quite the happy camper.

The game play is fantastic, the graphics are amazing, the world is completely new, with only select few of the original enemies, items and bosses, most of the redesigned. It feels like the sequel, to be honest, much like Outlands. Again, the graphics look great and don’t expect an easy ride, even finding your way around and uncovering levels is a true treasure hunt!

Level four, where I’m currently dealing with feels like the harder levels of the original second quest, but thankfully the authors were kind enough to provide more bombs and a strong ring to deal with the hard levels they let loose! And at this rate, I can’t imagine how much harder the next five levels will be, yikes, we’re in for it for sure!

Once more, a HUGE THANK YOU for a superb Zelda hack guys!!!

Ps. CXS Zelda is another excellent hack, I haven’t been able to complete my quest there and all of the stuff about glitchy graphics I wrote in my review was off.. I patched the WRONG ROM, so please forgive me for not getting it right and then blaming the CXS for that! I played most of it glitched and loved every second of it, that’s just how good it was, Lol!

Muchos kudos for these new releases everyone!!!

Pss. My only request is to see if you make any plans to create a second quest for Awakening of Onyx, no hurry, 2018 on would be just incredible, but I’m happy with what you gave us if that’s all you’ll do, but I won’t discourage you at all if you do! :^)

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

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One of the best since Outlands!!!Ck26 Jan 20171.0Yes