LADXR: The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX - Randomizer


What is this?

LADXR is an item (and entrance) randomizer for the North American/English (revision-0/v1.0) ROM of "The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX".

What does this do? It changes the locations of items in order to provide a new experience to the game.

It ensures the game is still beatable by checking if all locations can still be reached, but progress will (usually) not be linear: you will have to find your own path.

The goal of this randomizer is to create a new experience, both glitchless and bugless (except those caused by the player). Normal gameplay should not introduce any bugs, and it can be experienced like the normal game.

Feature list:

Play older versions

You can use the following webpages to generate a custom randomized ROM for you.

Latest: The latest and greatest version, fresh off of the master branch. Can change at any moment, and may be unstable, but most of the time it works great.

V0.12: Latest stable. New entrance randomizer options. Fixed that shops never had items in logic. Dungeon chain introduced.

V0.11: Countless logic fixes, a new entrance rando mode, and proper webside plando support.

V0.10: Many bugfixes from v0.9, and a few more options. Recommended to use v0.11 instead, for the logic.

V0.9: Long time in the work compared to V0.8, many new options, newer web interface. Entrance randomization contains bugs, and should be avoided.

V0.8: Combining boss shuffle with heart container randomization is buggy. Various small logic bugs, less options than v0.9.

V0.7: A few small logic bugs, far less options.

V0.6: Whole bunch of small bugs, softlocking due to bad key logic is possible, many newer features not available.

V0.5: Contains a few logic bugs, newer versions are recommended.

(Older versions are too unstable to be useful and are not recommended, as seed generation was not stable)


Drop by on discord for a chat, or to join in on races!

Report issues/bugs on discord, or at the github issue tracker

Visit here for another Links Awakening Randomizer called Z4R, which has a different focus and gives different playstyle options. Both are cool! We use the same discord server.

New to the game? We recommend using a tracker!


Source code is available at Github. If you want to contribute, that can be done in many ways, including updating documentation, logic, or even just bug reports!