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The Legend of Zelda - Modern Classic Edition

Hack of The Legend of Zelda

Description:

This hack updates the entire The Legend of Zelda game to match the look of more (relatively) modern Zelda games, particularly the Oracle series. With the exception of a few background tiles in dungeons, every tile has been updated including enemies, items and bosses. However, nothing has been moved or had its behavior changed, and all of the graphic changes are simply updates (as opposed to replacements).

A few text changes have been made to the title to make the items match most Zelda continuity (for example: Red Ring is now Red Tunic, Magical Sword is now Master Sword, etc.) No in-game text has been changed.

Many the dungeons have been re-colored so that each has its own color scheme (rather than have 2 gold dungeons, 2 grey ones, etc.). For example: Level 8 (The Forest Dungeon) is now green while Level 5 (The Mountain Dungeon) is brown. Level 2 (The Moon Dungeon) is purple(?).

The Automap Plus from snarfblam has been thrown in. This is the only functional change (improvement) to the game.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Requires Legend of Zelda, The (U) (PRG 0)

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
snarfblamHackingAuto map feature
FantendoGraphicsGraphic and color updates

User Review Information

Great improvement

Reviewed By: Bregalad on 01 Apr 2017

This hack only changes the graphics, however they are majorly improved. The original Zelda had, let’s admit it, quite bland graphics even compared to other NES games of the era (since developers weren’t yet used to make graphics in top-down style).

This hack completely fixes that problem and make the original Zelda very nice to look at, without changing the gameplay experience. Thanks and congratulations!

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
A Mixed BagPowerPanda20 Oct 20191.0No
Great improvementBregalad01 Apr 20171.0Yes
Great refreshCountBuggula28 Mar 20161.0Yes