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Link's Awakening Redux

Hack of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX

Description:

Link’s Awakening Redux is a hack that commemorates the release of the Link’s Awakening Remake, combining three of the most essential improvement hacks out there, and also implementing full uncensorship for Link’s Awakening DX to make the experience of the game much more enjoyable and without the annoyances of the original.

So what does this hack do specifically?

  • Sprite and text uncensoring by ShadowOne333:
    • Sprites that were censored from the Japanese release have been restored
    • Text previously censored and related to the censored sprites has been restored as well
  • Link’s Awakening DX VWF by toruzz:
    • Introduces a Variable Width Font (VWF) that makes the text much more readable
    • All the text is adapted to fit the space freed by the new font
    • Removes the spaces at the end of the player’s name (if any) and fixes a couple of typos from the original game
  • Photo Album Translation by vince94:
    • Translation of the previously-untranslated Japanese present in the Photo Album
    • Optional patch included that removes the Photo Album overlays, to have a clean image of each photograph
  • Quality of Life Improvements by IcePenguin:
    • No more text when you touch certain objects. Rocks, cracked rocks, pots, ice blocks, etc.
    • Guardian Acorns and Pieces of Power are quick pickups. No more long text interrupting game play
    • No more low health beeping

ROM / ISO Information:

  • File Name: Legend of Zelda, The - Link's Awakening DX (U) (V1.2) [C][!]
  • No-Intro Name: Legend of Zelda, The - Link's Awakening DX (USA, Europe) (Rev B) (SGB Enhanced)
  • (No-Intro version 20130730-054825)
  • CRC32: 06887A34
  • MD5: 7351DAA3C0A91D8F6FE2FBCCA6182478
  • SHA-1: 1C091225688D966928CC74336DBEF2E07D12A47C

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Screenshots:


Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
toruzzOriginal HackingLink's Awakening DX VWF
the_icepenguinOriginal HackingLink's Awakening DX QoL Improvementss
vince94Original HackingLink's Awakening DX Photo Album Translation
ShadowOne333HackingSprite and text uncensoring

User Review Information

Definitve Link's Awakening patch, must have!

Reviewed By: MattKimura on 21 Sep 2019

Hands down the best way to experience the original Link’s Awakening. This patch is essential to the game, it does everything the game needed. The biggest quality of life improvement has to be the removal of text popups, that happen more often than not in the original game. Especially when picking up Guardian Acorns and Pieces of Power. Thanks to all the work from the RH community, the ultimate patch was born combining everything into one. I couldn’t be any happier! I would recommend everyone who has a Link’s Awakening DX rom to use this patch and never look back on the unpatched game. Spread the word on this hack, it’s one of the most beneficial hacks out there. Also I recommend using the optional print button overlay patch for viewing photographs clean.

One thing I wish for is to have the Guardian Acorn/Piece of Power music removed. Every time I accidentally pick one up, it overrides the dungeon music and all I can hear is the same repetitive music with a short loop over and over. Not even the remake removed this. RIP dungeon music. We’ll never receive the quality of life features of the remake, but the original is a classic and it’s still playable to this day.

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Recommended with a caveatthanksgoogle16 Oct 20191.1Yes
Great complilationCountBuggula07 Oct 20191.1Yes
GreatStixsmasterHD25 Sep 20191.1Yes
Definitve Link's Awakening patch, must have!MattKimura21 Sep 20191.0Yes