Parallel Worlds - Introduction

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A majority of these are from the Readme.

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1.  Introduction

  • Are you ready for a brand new adventure?
  • Are you ready to play a whole new Zelda 3 game, with completely new dungeons and overworlds?
  • Are you ready to find the secrets of the Parallel Worlds?

Parallel Worlds is a fully hacked version of Zelda 3 (aka A Link to the Past). A majority of the game has been changed. There may be a few rooms which can be said to be similar to some from the original game.

General changes involve:

  • Brand new Overworlds, I promise you won't find an area which is unchanged!
  • Brand new Dungeons, all dungeons are completely different from the original!
  • New house indoors and caves, some of these you may find similar to the original game.
  • New Graphics, a lot of the graphics has been changed.
  • New Screen layout, similar to Ocarina of Time yet not exactly the same.
  • Some new music, the original game had great music, these are not to be changed :)
  • New Story, while some events maybe similar to the original game, but it's intentional.
  • A lot of other changes, and surprises!

This is a result of 4 years (maybe 5) of "behind the scenes" hard work, lots of assembly hacks and fixes etc. This game was known as Tower of the Triforce which some people may remember, when I released a demo from that game a few years ago. When SePH joined the team a majority of the things from that hack was taken over into this hack, so spiritually it's still the Tower of the Triforce (to me that is).

This game is difficult. Believe me when I say it is. You'll need to have every trick from the original game memorized plus more to beat this.

Puzzles are everywhere in this game. Some dungeons are more puzzles oriented, while some dungeons are more fighting oriented. I try to keep a balance between the two in some dungeons.

While there aren’t much enemy changes, there are a few, which I'll let the player find out by themselves.

There is tons of secrets in this game... some are original while some are just brought over from other Zelda games.

That's it for a brief introduction... we hope you enjoy playing this game!


2.  Patching the game

To play Zelda Parallel Worlds you will need:

  • The patch included.
  • A patching program such as LunarIPS (LIPS)
  • A copy of Zelda A Link To The Past (U) with HEADER
    (Don't bother asking for the rom!)
  • CRC32: 26791EB5 (only if you hard patch the rom)
    headered Patched Size: 1.5MB (1,573,376 bytes)
    No header Patched Size: 1.5MB (1,572,864 bytes)

You can find a guide on how to use LIPS at Romhacking.net 


3.  Story (Prelude)

First off I need to note:
     This game's story is not based on any official Zelda games

You are a treasure hunter from another land. You moved here with your friend, in order to find treasure of course!

A lot of things started to happen not long after you moved here.

Seven people has "appeared out of nowhere" and beings questioning about the Parallel Tower and the inhabitants of Kakariko Village. The Parallel Tower was situated in the Sky Islands northeast of the village. The legend behind the Parallel Tower was long lost, and only the elders knew the legend.

Word begins to spread out about the Parallel Tower, and people started to learn about the legend again. The legend says it was a by product of a war long ago and a power, known as the Triforce, existed at the top of it. It is said that nobody knows about the clues as to how to get to the top of the Tower. The seven people are said to know about these "clues" to the Tower.

The king was notified of these seven people and he invited them to the castle to find out what they wanted with the tower. Just the night before the seven people are to have an audience with the king, the king's assistant, Draegor, eliminates the king and claims the throne by default.

The seven people walked right into an obvious trap. Draegor, who people believe is a power hungry person, caught all 7 people and forces them to tell him what they know about the Tower.

When the people learnt of the king's fate, a rebel force is gathered in secret to plot against Draegor. The rebel force learnt that 2 out of 7 people whom Draegor caught are still alive and imprisoned in the guardhouse. They quickly rallied anyone who may be interested in the Tower and the locals to help these last 2 people.

You and your friend heard about this plan and are willing help the rebels against Draegor.

The night of the operation begins the story...


4.  Hyrule Field

The overworld Map

 A Brand new world, the world is so mysterious some areas have been covered up by clouds in the world map.

Castle Assult!
I'm getting shot in the next second
 
Nice and Peaceful Town
 
The Church, yeah every game needs a church
 
Docks
 
ooo pyramids...



And this is only half of the Light Overworld!

Nothing else can be said here, it's basically eye candy :)

 


5.  Underworld

 Dungeons are also brand new, here's some eye candy :)
I can't say I've changed all of the rooms but I can say I changed at least 90% of them and the rest looked good already.

You might recognise that big thing at the top
 
Real sized prison, not that pathetic one from the original
 
The Water is moving... under you.
 
A Sunken City!
 
This is not the boss of the dungeon
 
Tough Enemies, also note my shadow
 
Very Mysterious... look at it's area name
 
Remember this dungeon from Tower of the Triforce? It's back!
 
Yep same dungeon from Tower of the Triforce

And this is only the dungeons in the Light Overworld!

 


6.  Special Features

I could write all the changes done here, but it'll just be long and uninteresting.

Instead I'll note the important ones you should know about:

 

Menu screen

Firstly as you've already seen from the eye candy above, the HUD (or heads up display) has been changed to a Ocarina of Time-looking one, with area names!

Here's a shot of the menu screen with explanations:

Whoa big changes!

 

Anti-sword shooter

There is a new enemy in town, called the "Anti Sword Shooter".

They could be hidden anywhere, but these traps will shoot at you as soon as you strike your sword. No not like the old 4 way shooters, they shoot at you at a crazy fire rate

The Anti Sword Shooters are watching you....

 

That's it for now; I'll put some more if needed.