Play Link to the Past’s Master Quest

By Spencer . November 29, 2006 . 10:52am

The ultimate Easter Egg in the first Zelda was the hidden Master Quest, a harder version of the game with a new layout. When the Gamecube got a re-release of the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time it came with a bonus, the Ocarina of Time Master Quest. While Nintendo hasn’t made an official Master Quest for the Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, a romhacker took on the challenge. In Moulinoski’s version the game’s difficulty is ramped up, Link starts with a wooden sword and he throws in some Monty Python references for good measure.


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  • Andy

    Where do I download this???

  • x

    I was interested until I see that ‘monty python’ references are thrown in. That ruins it for me.

  • Reese Kaine

    The Eastern Palace door won’t open.

  • ocram

    what program do i open it with

  • Carlos

    Problem: in the first dungeon, the button for the door is misplaced. without it at the main entrance, there is no way to open that door.

  • Crux

    @x: the MP references are optional. The zip has multiple patches, so you don’t *need* the MP stuffs. You can just apply the “hard mode” and be done with it.

  • Carlos

    I wanted to keep playing this patch, so I fixed the east palace door with Hyrule Magic. I just moved the switch back to a spot that worked, and kept playing

  • mark

    where can i see d ROM of zelda link in past?

  • guy sensie

    every time i open the game it shuts on me!How can i get it 2 work?? plz help

  • Marcus

    I can’t get the book of madora, it is on this strange moving platform in the library, and not its usual spot… Why?

  • A year and a month and I never knew about this. Thanks for writing an article on my little hack.

    I’d like to tell everyone that they can download an updated patch over at, where it changes more of each dungeon and fixes some of those nasty problems except the ugly first dark world palace (you will need to beat it all in one go or else you’ll have to start the game over).

    I’d also like tell that once I’m done with Super Smash Karts, I will go back and try my hand at a better version of Link to the Past: Master Quest.

    Once again, thanks for writing this article! (And… I’m not really a hacker, but it still adds a little magic to the article! ;D)

  • I also forgot… Marcus, its called Master Quest for a reason, one of them being that the game has different challenges than it originally had.

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