Download Zelda3 Parallel Worlds ROM Hack

Zelda3 Parallel Worlds Game

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  • Console: SNES
  • Original Game: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Type: Complete
  • Genre: Action Adventure
  • Modifications: G,S,L,T,GP
  • Creator: Euclid
  • Date Created: 03/27/2017
  • Last Modified: 01/05/2019

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  • Downloads: 47
  • Requirements: No-Header (SNES)
  • Version: 1.23
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About Zelda3 Parallel Worlds

Don’t think this is gonna be a 100% Gold Remake, it’ll have its differences. Extra battles (some’ll be optionals, tough but rewarding), Hoenn Pokemon (in every area, and hard to find) New areas, Remapped some dungeons (so your old guides wont work) , Extra recurring characters (some’ll hate you, some’ll help you)

Note that the hack is incomplete but feel free to enjoy the hack as-is.

Zelda3 Parallel WorldsRead Me

+ +++ +++++ +++++++ +++++++++ +++++++++++ +++++++++++++ +++++++++++++++ +++++++++++++++++ + + +++ +++ +++++ +++++ +++++++ +++++++ +++++++++ +++++++++ +++++++++++ +++++++++++ +++++++++++++ +++++++++++++ +++++++++++++++ +++++++++++++++ +++++++++++++++++ +++++++++++++++++ +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The Legend of Zelda Parallel Worlds v1.23 game developed and published by Nintendo for the Super NES, ?1991-1992 hack made by Euclid, SePH (Orochimaru) and qwertymodo f_force1[at]hotmail[dot]com tac_seph[at]hotmail[dot]com qwertymodo[at]qwertymodo[dot]com version 1.00 - December 31st, 2006 version 1.10 - May 19th, 2007 version 1.20 - December 31st, 2016 version 1.23 - March 27th 2017 readme is best viewed with Courier New 10 pt font with word wrap turned off /\ /__\========================================================================= /\ /\ T A B L E O F C O N T E N T S /__\/__\======================================================================= I. Game Basics 1. Introduction 2. Patching the game 3. Story (Prelude) 4. Features II. Brief Walkthrough 1. Hyrule Field & Caves system 2. Sneaking into the guardhouse 3. The guardhouse escape 4. The mysterious Parallel Worlds... III. Frequently Asked Questions IV. The Anniversary Release 1. Changes in version 1.2 2. Setting up the MSU-1 audio V. Final Words 1. Version History 2. Special thanks and credits /\ /__\========================================================================= /\ /\ I. Game Basics /__\/__\======================================================================= ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I-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 have 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 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 puzzle oriented, while some dungeons are more fighting oriented. I try to keep a balance between the two in some dungeons. While there isn'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! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I-2. Patching the game ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- First things first, to play Zelda Parallel Worlds you will need: 1. The included patch 2. A patching program such as beat or Floating IPS 3. A copy of Zelda A Link To The Past (U) WITHOUT A HEADER (Don't bother asking for the rom!) 4. Other useful Information: CRC32: 7A569B88 (only if you hard patch the rom) Patched Size: 1.5MB (1,572,864 bytes) You can find a guide on how to use LIPS at romhacking[dot]net ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I-3. Story (Prelude) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please 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 begin to spread out about the Parallel Tower, and people started to learn about the legend again. The legend says it was a byproduct 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 which 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... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I-4. Features ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For detailed changes and screenshots of the game hud and various other things, I suggest you refer to the html version of this readme. /\ /__\========================================================================= /\ /\ II. Brief Walkthrough *SPOILERS AHEAD!* /__\/__\======================================================================= This part of the readme contains information on how to get past the introduction sequence. Since it can be quite hard, especially for beginners, we decided to include a brief walkthrough of it in the readme. Thus if you wouldn't like to be spoiled, you might want to skip this part of the reading. **The names of the areas/places are in the brackets.** Of course, if you have any more questions or comments you can always leave a message in the thread or an email at: tac_seph[at]hotmail[dot]com Anyways, enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- II-1. Hyrule Field & Caves system ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [House Interior] Once you're told of the beginning interlude, head outside. [Your House] From here on, you could go to the beach in the west but the area is pretty much closed down for now, so instead, head north. [Village Entrance] Guards are blocking the way to the right path (which leads to the Misty woods). So that leaves you no choice but to keep going north. [Kakariko Village] Ah! Looks like there's guards everywhere, sounds like you can't wander around too much either. There's a large cave surrounded by shallow water. Notice it's emplacement for now but don't enter it just yet (It's dark inside). Enter the right entrance of the twin house to get some bombs inside the pots. You might want to refill as needed. Eventually you'll be able to buy them too. Back in the village, head to the east area. [Village Cemetery] Still more guards blocking places and sentries around, you find yourself very close to the church. Follow the path to the east until you see two paths. One heading northeast and the other southeast. Take the north one while beeing cautious of the guard that can attack you here. [Church path] There's a cave south of here, but don't jump there for now, instead follow the brown path until you find tall grass. Keep going north. [Village Church] Cross the north bridge and atop the stairs you'll find the church where villagers gather to pray at times. Enter it. Inside, examine the top of the right stairs. You'll find an heart container inside a chest! Now go back outside, then head into that cave in the church path which I mentioned earlier. [Hyrulian Cave System] When you enter the cave you'll notice a fake shooter there. Nothing impressive. Proceed to the next room... here, quickly make your way to the left before the Armos knight wakes up. In the next room, make haste to the south room before the shooter starts shooting at you. Head south in the next big room, until you come across some pots. Take one of them and kill the bat in your way, take another one and head west *Don't jump below just yet* and kill the other bat next to the chest. Now you may claim it's content! You'll get the lamp! You can now jump down to the south and exit. Now it's time to head for the guardhouse. Well hidden near the castle, it's where most of the guards gather during patrol duties and also where the main prison lies. Remember that large cave I introduced in Kakariko Village? Now that you've got something to light your way, it's time to go there again! [Secret Waterway] Inside go to the left, picking up those valuable blue rupees on your way and then head north. In the next room you'll see a hole, jump in it to find yourself on the bottom floor. First, light the torch so that you see something, then head east. Now there's an enemy which blocks your way south. If you think you can avoid it, then go for it, otherwise take one of the pots in the north part of this room to quickly get rid of it. Then proceed to the south exit. [Lupo Intersection] Don't waste your time here, avoid the monsters and enter the west cave surrounded by the torches you see. [Ancient Tunnels] Here lies the ancient catacombs tunnels used by the village ancestors as a way to quickly move between places. Now it's mostly stuffed up by traps and holes left by the time. **You might want to save your progress to this point if you don't want to restart your game from the start. You get your sword very late in the guardhouse and hence if you don't have it and die you'll start again in your house (That can be annoying for some people). You're warned!** Inside, take the right door. By being cautious of the shooter, pickup the blue rupees then proceed north. Looks like someone was here before you, the content of the chests were all stolen already. Head right. In the next room lies the most challenging part of the intro, getting around the pits of doom labyrinth that is. The problem lies with the fact that there will have plenty of shooters in your way, firing at random, so it's a pretty tedious part at first but once you know a way, it's pretty easy actually. When you're done, take the exit and prepare to claim your first sword and shield! **Again, for beginners, using savestates here is the key to get through it.** [Castle Guardhouse] Move south carefully, and make haste to the doorway of the guardhouse before the sentry guard catches you. Congratulations you've made it alive to the guardhouse. Now comes the infiltration part! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- II-2. Sneaking into the guardhouse ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Once you've made step into the guardhouse, three paths opens for you to go. One needs a key and the other you need to activate a switch. For now head west. Follow the path through the rooms until you descend stairs. You'll find yourself in the wine cellar. There's a small key and a big door. Take the small key and head back to the entrance. Now, active the switch near the north door and then head east. Continue walking through the doors till you end up in a room full of bookcases. Activate the switch on the floor and go to the next room. Bottom of the stairs, there's four pots and a big chest. Since you don't have the big chest key, let's just pick up the pots to find a key. You may now go back to the entrance. Now that you've got two keys, use one of them to open the north door and again follow that path until you descend the stairs. When you arrive at B1 you'll know that the next few rooms of the guardhouse will have plenty of locked doors and switches on the floor. Just follow the path you see and you'll eventually find stairs which leads to B2 in the interrogation room where is held your friend you see in the beginning. Head to the west room and down the stairs. You'll end up in the prison upper floor. Go west, walk past the dangerous soldiers there and down the stairs again. The prison lower floor is just ahead. Now move to the room just above you, and then quickly move the middleand head south, now walk past the guard there and finally go up again. Head east. Here lies the prison warden's room. The soldier here has one of the keys to get to your friend but you don't have anything to fight him yet, so just move to the next room for now. For the next two rooms, just head south, walking past your enemies then you'll encounter a blue soldier in front of you. Quickly head east before he catches you. You walk past an heart pie but you need the hookshot to get there, so forget it for now. Just go to the next room. You'll get locked in and will have to dodge the floor tiles. When it's opened, head north and use your key on the remaining locked door. Inside you'll find the big key in a chest surrounded by spikes. Now that you have that key you can go back all the way up to the wine cellar near the entrance. Once you're there, head for the locked door. Once it's opened, in the next room you'll see lots of soldiers, head right and somewhere south of the bar, there's a switch for the locked door you'll see. Open it and get the key inside. You may now return to the interrogation floor, somewhere on that floor you can use your big key in a cell. Once it's done, in the next room you should see a locked door. Use your small key and finally the other side you'll get your sword and shield! Now you're missing one more key. Head to the prison warden's room and kill the soldier there. You'll find a key on his corpse. It's time to go save Zelda. Go to the prison upper floor in the room with the stairs to go up. Now head into the room to the right (which you haven't go to yet). Kill everyone in the room to open the locked door. In the next room, open the door with your remaining key and inside lies Zelda. Heard her short story then finally head to the wine cellar once again. Inside, move the top of the room hidden passage. This concludes the walkthrough for the guardhouse! Now it's time to escape through the sewers... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- II-3. The guardhouse escape ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Cellar Passage] To the right of the door there's a chest but since it requires the big chest key, which you don't have you'll have to take the left path. Move along the doors until you descend stairs. [Guardhouse Sewers] Here, there's no straight path to chose, but remember that the exit is somewhere east from where you enter. Once you've it through the maze you'll end up in a small room full of holes, switches and rats. The correct switch to open the north door is the one between the two small holes near the entrance. Move the north room once you've walked on the switch. In the next small room there's a labyrinth. Find the way out and head up the stairs. [Church passage] Head south and follow the pretty straight forward path which lies before you. When you encounter stairs, take them to find yourself near a maze of pegs. Follow where it goes and eventually you'll have the choice of either going up the stairs or hitting a peg switch. Do the later, there's no point going up just yet. Follow the newly formed ways you can go to and you'll eventually see the stairs to go below. Take them and just north of them lies another set of stairs. Head into the maze and north of there lies stairs to move to the church's back room. On the floor above, you should see a chest. Take it, it contains the big chest key of this level. Now you've got to go back to the cellar passage and get the chest which you've previously missed on. Once you arrive, open it to get the blue boomerang. Now that you have it you may return to the church passage. Make sure the blue pegs are on and the red ones are off. Make it all the way up to the church back room using the other set of stairs which you haven't used yet. Now just move below and using your boomerang hit the peg switch while moving right. Eventually you'll be able to go in the next room just below. Hit the left switch and you'll make it into the church! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- II-4. The mysterious Parallel Worlds... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hear what Zelda and the old wise men have to say and you can now go explore the rest of this world and its secrets! /\ /__\========================================================================= /\ /\ III. Frequently Asked Questions /__\/__\======================================================================= This section will expand as questions keep coming. Q: I have found the big key, but the big chest in the guardhouse doesn't open! A: If you haven't noticed yet, this game doesn't use either maps or compass in the dungeons. Instead, we used our creative talents to make two new distinctive items for you to get. The big chest key and the big door key! That means if you want that chest to open, you need to find the proper key. Q: What's the purpose of the mysterious tablets? A: It is a secret to everybody. Q: I'm lost, I don't know where to go next! A: Look around, most of the story was changed and so is the monologue so talk to all the people you encounter. There are enough clues hidden everywhere for you to finish this game. Go to for the most updated FAQ. There is a full map and walkthrough (WIP) available at There's also a Parallel Worlds FAQ by Nephalim and Tompa around the internets. /\ /__\========================================================================= /\ /\ IV. The Anniversary Release /__\/__\======================================================================= ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- IV-1. Changes in version 1.2 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- On December 31st, the 10th anniversary of the original v1.00 release, a new update was released addressing many existing issues with the game, as well as adding several new features. These changes are the result of several years worth of new code written by several different authors, which was compiled together by qwertymodo, along with several other minor changes and fixes. Unlike the Parallel Remodel hack by PuzzleDude, the dungeon layouts were intentionally left unchanged (other than a few minor door adjustments). However, the new gameplay mechanics introduced serve to address many long-standing issues. The list of changes is rather extensive. ===New Features=== - MSU-1 Audio - Stun enemies by hitting them without a sword (huge help in the Guardhouse) - Able to change directions while dashing with the pegasus boots - Able to break pots with the sword - Able to collect items with the sword - Death counter doesn't increment when saving and quitting normally - Able to cancel the flute transport by pressing B at the destination map screen - The shovel has been added to fill the last inventory slot ===Improvements=== - The game has been converted to FastROM, to minimize slowdown in several areas - Loading your game starts you with full health, not half - It is now possible to save at any time, even before collecting the sword - It is now possible to backtrack from the Parallel Tower big chest key - Armor upgrades now occur in the correct order, regardless of which you get first - The in-game clock is now hidden until exiting the church for the first time - Bombs no longer hurt you on knockback, making bomb jump rooms easier - The soldier's speed increase has been adjusted slightly - The Armos Knights in the first dungeon have been made easier ===Bug Fixes=== - Able to collect both blue and red boomerang (no longer have to choose) - Able to collect second mushroom even with magic powder in inventory - Fixed several broken boss room doors - Mothula no longer stops firing after a few shots - Fixed the glitch with the Impa's Ways boss crystal not falling sometimes - Fixed several outdoor staircases (minor graphical glitch/incorrect Y position) - Fixed a layering bug on several indor staircases - Fixed the sprite palette bug when turned into a bunny in the Parallel Tower - Minor sprite recoloring (Link's face, Hylian Shield, Spiritual Stones) - The graphical glitch on the title screen has been fixed - Fixed the curtain door graphics at the top of the Parallel Tower - Fixed the unreachable bat in the church basement - Disable the Book of Mudora in all caves to avoid glitching on incorrect exit - Various typo fixes and other text adjustments ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- IV-2. Setting up the MSU-1 audio ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SD2SNES/bsnes/Snes9x: 1) Create a folder to hold the game files and place the patched ROM inside 2) Extract the .pcm files from the MSU-1 audio pack into the same folder 3) Rename the .pcm files to match the ROM file, e.g.: ParallelWorlds.sfc ParallelWorlds-1.pcm ParallelWorlds-2.pcm etc. 4) Rename the .msu file from the audio pack to match as well, e.g.: ParallelWorlds.msu 5) (bsnes only) Copy the manifest.xml to the game folder and rename to match higan: 1) Open the higan library and select Import ROM Files 2) Select the patched ROM file 3) Open Settings>Configuration>Advanced and locate the Game Library 4) Browse to the Game Library location and open the Super Famicom folder 5) Open the folder containing the ROM you just imported 5a) You can rename the game folder, but THE FOLDER NAME MUST END IN .sfc 6) Copy the .pcm and .msu files from the MSU-1 audio pack into the game folder Not using a manifest file: 7) Rename the .pcm files to track-1.pcm, track-2.pcm, etc 8) Rename the .msu file to msu1.rom Using a manifest file: 7) Copy the manifest.bml from the audio pack into the game folder 8) Open manifest.bml in a text editor to see the expected file names 9) Rename the files accordingly (program.rom, *.pcm, zpw.msu) 10) In higan, under Settings>Configuration>Advanced, uncheck Ignore Manifests /\ /__\========================================================================= /\ /\ V. Final Words /__\/__\======================================================================= ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- V-1. Version History ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- version 1.21 - January 7th, 2017: - Minor bugfix for a game-breaking door in Darunia's Caverns version 1.20 - December 31st, 2016: - MSU-1 audio - New gameplay mechanics - Various improvements, bugfixes, and dialog improvements version 1.10 - May 19th, 2007: - Dialog improvements - moved infinite-conversion-lock town NPC - changed a puzzle combination version 1.00 - December 31st, 2006: Initial release ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- V-2. Special thanks and credits ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This hack would not be what it is without contributions from the following: Richyawyingtmv New music Daisuke Link's sprite, Mothula and various (Main spriter) .TakaM Wooden house, beach, palm trees shadows and various GanonSpriteR Draegor, Title screen master sword aab Snowland, lavaland miscellaneous NoeL Alternate mountain tiles Calvein Grass pattern Geckkko Barn tiles Bearer Wooden house tiles Revan Some ship tiles Hero Of Fire Cemetery Gate Dark Link Shields Retro Triforce statues Reshaper256 SpritePalettesByRooms asm patch JaSp For his day/night asm patch d4s For finding how to change the hardcoded grass palette NEONswift Area names idea, finding how to move some hardcoded areas Omega45889 For finding Draegor's name, various MathOnNapkins Help and his documents KTurbo Beta testing and suggestions Chickenlump Help using YY-CHR, various data GameMakr24 Inspiration Ghillie Ideas and suggestions Duke Serkol Ideas and suggestions Sephiroth3 His editor Hyrule Magic FuSoYa His tool zcompress Yy His tile editor YY-CHR Ryusui His utility TheCheat Danaelo Readme FAQ layout AstroBlue Readme Triforce headers You, the player For waiting so long to play a full Z3 hack and of course, playing this game! The5thHerring Dialog Revision 1.1 Dr Floppy 1.1 Script Insertion and testing If you have any further questions or would like to point out a mistake, feel free to send me an email at tac_seph[at]hotmail[dot]com. Thanks for reading.

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