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** * ''[[https://bitbucket.org/Garmichael/infinite-hyrule/downloads/?tab=downloads Infinite Hyrule]]'', a sort of complement to Fred's randomizer, randomizes the overworld. It can be run on the vanilla game or run on seeds that have already been run through Fred's randomizer.

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** * ''[[https://bitbucket.org/Garmichael/infinite-hyrule/downloads/?tab=downloads Infinite Hyrule]]'', a sort of complement to Fred's randomizer, randomizes the overworld. It can be run on the vanilla game or run on seeds that have already been run through Fred's randomizer.


'''Zelda Randomizer''', also known as '''Zelda 1 Randomizer''', '''The Legend of Zelda Randomizer''', and others[[note]]the official name is just '''Zelda Randomizer''', but there is already [[VideoGame/ZeldaRandomizer a page of the same name]] on this website describing a completely different randomizer[[/note]], is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: [[https://sites.google.com/site/zeldarandomizer/ a video game randomizer]] based on Nintendo's groundbreaking 1986 video game, ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI''. The primary developer is Fred Coughlin, although numerous other people have assisted with the project since its inception, and it is one of the {{Trope Codifier}}s for video game randomizers; the first release of the project was on March 14, 2015, and it has gone through numerous revisions since then.

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'''Zelda Randomizer''', also known as '''Zelda 1 Randomizer''', '''The Legend of Zelda Randomizer''', and others[[note]]the official name is just '''Zelda Randomizer''', but there is already [[VideoGame/ZeldaRandomizer a page of the same name]] on this website describing a completely different randomizer[[/note]], randomizer for ''VideoGame/ZeldaClassic''[[/note]], is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: [[https://sites.google.com/site/zeldarandomizer/ a video game randomizer]] based on Nintendo's groundbreaking 1986 video game, ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI''. The primary developer is Fred Coughlin, although numerous other people have assisted with the project since its inception, and it is one of the {{Trope Codifier}}s for video game randomizers; the first release of the project was on March 14, 2015, and it has gone through numerous revisions since then.



Due in part to the popularity of Fred's randomizer, a number of other randomizers have since been created for ''Zelda I'', some similar and some quite different. These include:

** * ''[[https://bitbucket.org/Garmichael/infinite-hyrule/downloads/?tab=downloads Infinite Hyrule]]'', a sort of complement to Fred's randomizer, randomizes the overworld. It can be run on the vanilla game or run on seeds that have already been run through Fred's randomizer.
* ''[[https://www.reloadedretro.com/games/zelda The Legend of Zelda Reloaded]]'', created by [=MetalMachine=]. Still in beta; can randomize the overworld, dungeon layout, item placement, enemy placement/difficulty, and numerous other game features.
** Even before creading ''Reloaded'', [=MetalMachine=] was already known for a [[https://z1m1.info/combo randomizer]] for ''Zelda I'' and VideoGame/Metroid1; unfortunately, this is an emulator exclusive due to the large amount of Lua scripting needed to make it run.
* A [[http://z1r.tetra.ly/randomize Web randomizer]] created by Tetra. It doesn't have as many features as the others yet, but it's also the only one of these that's not a Windows exclusive.
* Lastly, there's also a ''VideoGame/ZeldaRandomizer'' built in ''VideoGame/ZeldaClassic''; this isn't strictly a ''Zelda I'' randomizer in some respects, since it's not running on the vanilla game, but it plays similarly to one.



* BossDissonance: It's quite common to get late-game bosses in early-game dungeons and early-game bosses in late-game dungeons if you randomize boss groups between dungeons. In fact, the only thing level numbers really tell you is how large they are (and that level 9 is the last boss of the game)

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* BossDissonance: It's quite common to get late-game bosses in early-game dungeons and early-game bosses in late-game dungeons if you randomize boss groups between dungeons. In fact, the only thing level numbers really tell you is how large they are (and that level 9 is contains the last boss of the game)final boss).

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* DistressedDude: Using Zelda as the playable sprite makes Link the prisoner in Level 9.


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* {{Anticlimax}}: Depending on how the enemy placement works out, players may get these fairly often, particularly if they
have enemy shuffle on.
* {{Backtracking}}: Depending upon how the game logic goes, a player may be required
to head off do this a few times or often. You might have the Silver Arrows in level one, blocked by a Gohma. So then you've got to obtain the bow, which is in level four, which is blocked by a Digdogger. But level one also contains the whistle. So in this case, you've got no way to beat the seed without entering level one at least twice. Due to the way the game logic works, blocks like this are pretty happen.
* BossDissonance: It's quite common to get late-game bosses in early-game dungeons and early-game bosses in late-game dungeons if you randomize boss groups between dungeons. In fact, the only thing level numbers really tell you is how large they are (and that level 9 is the last boss of the game)
* SequenceBreaking: Although this is possible in the original game, it's almost mandatory to learn some of the screen scroll and block clip methods if you want to compete in tournaments. Of course, this is true
for nowthe original game itself these days as well. Still, being able to bypass the block diamond for that eight Wizzrobe room is pretty much mandatory if you want to clear it in anything approaching a reasonable time frame.


The randomizer is a popular {{speed|run}} game, and a number of tournaments are organised on media like Website/{{Twitch}}. Although a fair amount of luck is naturally required to win, a larger amount of the outcome depends on players' skill with routing and execution, which makes it a superb test of one's skill with the game.

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The randomizer is a popular {{speed|run}} game, and a number of tournaments are organised on media like Website/{{Twitch}}. Although a fair amount of luck is naturally required to win, a larger amount of the outcome depends on players' skill with routing and execution, which makes it a superb test of one's skill with -- and knowledge of -- the game.


'''Zelda Randomizer''', also known as '''Zelda 1 Randomizer''', '''The Legend of Zelda Randomizer''', and others [[note]]the official name is just '''Zelda Randomizer''', but there is already [[VideoGame/ZeldaRandomizer a page of the same name]] on this website describing a completely different randomizer[[/note]] is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: [[https://sites.google.com/site/zeldarandomizer/ a video game randomizer]] based on Nintendo's groundbreaking 1986 video game, ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI''. The primary developer is Fred Coughlin, although numerous other people have assisted with the project since its inception, and it is one of the {{Trope Codifier}}s for video game randomizers; the first release of the project was on March 14, 2015, and it has gone through numerous revisions since then.

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'''Zelda Randomizer''', also known as '''Zelda 1 Randomizer''', '''The Legend of Zelda Randomizer''', and others [[note]]the others[[note]]the official name is just '''Zelda Randomizer''', but there is already [[VideoGame/ZeldaRandomizer a page of the same name]] on this website describing a completely different randomizer[[/note]] randomizer[[/note]], is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: [[https://sites.google.com/site/zeldarandomizer/ a video game randomizer]] based on Nintendo's groundbreaking 1986 video game, ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI''. The primary developer is Fred Coughlin, although numerous other people have assisted with the project since its inception, and it is one of the {{Trope Codifier}}s for video game randomizers; the first release of the project was on March 14, 2015, and it has gone through numerous revisions since then.


'''Zelda Randomizer''', also known as '''Zelda 1 Randomizer''', '''The Legend of Zelda Randomizer''', and others [[note]]the official name is just '''Zelda Randomizer''', but there is already [[VideoGame/ZeldaRandomizer a page of the same name]] on this website describing a completely different game[[/note]] describing a completely different randomizer[[/note]] is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: [[https://sites.google.com/site/zeldarandomizer/ a video game randomizer]] based on Nintendo's groundbreaking 1986 video game, ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI''. The primary developer is Fred Coughlin, although numerous other people have assisted with the project since its inception, and it is one of the {{Trope Codifier}}s for video game randomizers; the first release of the project was on March 14, 2015, and it has gone through numerous revisions since then.

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'''Zelda Randomizer''', also known as '''Zelda 1 Randomizer''', '''The Legend of Zelda Randomizer''', and others [[note]]the official name is just '''Zelda Randomizer''', but there is already [[VideoGame/ZeldaRandomizer a page of the same name]] on this website describing a completely different game[[/note]] describing a completely different randomizer[[/note]] is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: [[https://sites.google.com/site/zeldarandomizer/ a video game randomizer]] based on Nintendo's groundbreaking 1986 video game, ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI''. The primary developer is Fred Coughlin, although numerous other people have assisted with the project since its inception, and it is one of the {{Trope Codifier}}s for video game randomizers; the first release of the project was on March 14, 2015, and it has gone through numerous revisions since then.


'''The Legend of Zelda Randomizer''' [[note]]actually officially named '''Zelda Randomizer''', but there is already [[VideoGame/ZeldaRandomizer a page of the same name on this website]] describing a different project[[/note]] is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: [[https://sites.google.com/site/zeldarandomizer/ a video game randomizer]] based on Nintendo's groundbreaking 1986 video game, ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI''. The primary developer is Fred Coughlin, and it is one of the {{Trope Codifier}}s for video game randomizers; the first release of the project was on March 14, 2015, and it has gone through numerous revisions since then.

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'''Zelda Randomizer''', also known as '''Zelda 1 Randomizer''', '''The Legend of Zelda Randomizer''' [[note]]actually officially named Randomizer''', and others [[note]]the official name is just '''Zelda Randomizer''', but there is already [[VideoGame/ZeldaRandomizer a page of the same name name]] on this website]] website describing a completely different project[[/note]] game[[/note]] describing a completely different randomizer[[/note]] is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: [[https://sites.google.com/site/zeldarandomizer/ a video game randomizer]] based on Nintendo's groundbreaking 1986 video game, ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI''. The primary developer is Fred Coughlin, although numerous other people have assisted with the project since its inception, and it is one of the {{Trope Codifier}}s for video game randomizers; the first release of the project was on March 14, 2015, and it has gone through numerous revisions since then.

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'''The Legend of Zelda Randomizer''' [[note]]actually officially named '''Zelda Randomizer''', but there is already [[VideoGame/ZeldaRandomizer a page of the same name on this website]] describing a different project[[/note]] is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: [[https://sites.google.com/site/zeldarandomizer/ a video game randomizer]] based on Nintendo's groundbreaking 1986 video game, ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI''. The primary developer is Fred Coughlin, and it is one of the {{Trope Codifier}}s for video game randomizers; the first release of the project was on March 14, 2015, and it has gone through numerous revisions since then.

The program offers a vast number of features that shuffle up the familiar world of ''The Legend of Zelda'' in various unexpected ways, such that a player can play thousands of seeds and no two of them will have the same solution. You can shuffle the locations of dungeons, items, monsters, and even the final rooms of the game; you can make it so all enemies have the maximum 15 HP or you can make it so they all have 0 HP (so being hit with the boomerang makes most of them die instantly), or ±2 HP or ±4 HP. You can set a one-hit player kill option, or you can have the player start with the red ring and tank enemies. You can even play as Zelda and rescue Link, or any number of other sprite choices (including [[WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail Trogdor the Burninator]]).

The randomizer is a popular {{speed|run}} game, and a number of tournaments are organised on media like Website/{{Twitch}}. Although a fair amount of luck is naturally required to win, a larger amount of the outcome depends on players' skill with routing and execution, which makes it a superb test of one's skill with the game.

'''Due to the nature of the randomizer, only tropes that apply solely to the randomizer and not to [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI the original game]] should be listed here.'''

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