Super NES Satellaview ‘BS Zelda no Densetsu’ Gets Live Audio Restoration Patch Via MSU-1 ROM Hack

BS-Zelda-MSU-1-Voice-Over-Restoration-PatchIn 1995 Nintendo released a spin-off to the NES classic The Legend of Zelda through their satellite steaming service on the Super Nintendo’s Satellaview. This downloadable title made use of the SoundLink functionality, which allowed gamers to enjoy live audio broadcasts from voice-actors to complement the on-screen action. Although the game has since been digitally archived in ROM format, it’s only as of now that gamers can sample the full experience Nintendo intended with the original voice-over tracks.

The newly released BS Zelda MSU-1 ROM Hack manages to get the Super Nintendo hardware streaming the original live audio tracks in sync with the game - a feat previously thought to be lost to time. This is all made possible through the SD2SNES flash cartridge (and the Higan SNES emulator) via the custom MSU-1 enhancement chip - a technical advancement which makes both audio and video playback possible on the original hardware.

Needless to say this breakthrough is a rather significant one in both the retro gaming world and The Legend of Zelda community. Those interested in playing this MSU-1 patch can download all the files needed from the BS Zelda Fan Forum, with full instructions included on how to get up and running with the original audio included too.

Plus, those who would rather play alongside an English version of the voice-over are in luck - a collaborative effort has introduced an English dub to replace the Japanese audio.

BS Zelda no Densetsu (Voice-Over Patch) English Dub Gameplay

Link: Download BS Zelda no Densetsu MSU-1 Restoration Patch

Link: Additional Files & Information on BS Zelda

Last Updated ( 06 July 2016 )  


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