The Legend of Zelda, starring Princess Zelda
Shin Zelda Densetsu is an old homebrew project, released back in 2004 by Aesirraven and Lord Steak, but the ROM hack suffered a game-breaking bug in one of its dungeons. Chris Miller has just released a patch that should finally fix the issue and allow people to complete the game now!
It’s a complete overhaul of the original Zelda game, and from what I hear it’s quite good. Miller summarizes the changes:
"In a novel twist, the player must guide Princess Zelda on a quest to rescue Link from the forces of evil. The overworld is completely revamped, with few if any recognizable landmarks or routes from the original game. It is superbly designed, and won’t bore the player. The same goes for the dungeons. Instead of numbered levels, the dungeons are identified by symbols of the zodiac."
I love that the list of classic games hacked to offer playable female protagonists is growing.
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