The “Legend of Zelda – Outlands” is a hack of the original 8-bit “Legend of Zelda” game for the NES. The ROM can be downloaded here. The game is also available in cartridge format on Ebay and the like, however the price is prohibitive.
Note that this re-work of the original LOZ game is notoriously difficult. I was, however, able to dig up walkthrough in word doc format. I am posting it below for posterity, and am adding some formatting to make it easy to read.
The Thunderbird, a horrible guardian encountered by Link in the Great Palace of Zelda 2, has somehow survived and is out for revenge. Having lost the Triforce of Courage at the hands of its adversary, it has stolen the Triforce of Power and flown to the vast neighbor of Hyrule, the Outlands.
In a world similar to yet completely different from Zelda 1, Link must track down the captured Tetrarch Fairies and, with their help, break open Ganon’s secret golden vault where the creature now resides. Link will face dangers and traps unlike anything Ganon had ever devised. His adventure will span 18 new dungeons hidden within a completely unfamiliar terrain.
Zelda herself will make appearances to help the hero, providing items and sage advice crucial to the new journey. Link has become very skilled in his familiar world of Hyrule, but skill alone is his only advantage — the land of the Outlands is a beautiful yet deadly world bearing no resemblance to his own cherished kingdom.
Your start location is on the west end of the map, (at A6) and you dont have any weapon with you. From here, go right three screens, down once, and right once. you will arrive at screen E7 and enter Level 1 here.
Level 1 : Amicus Palace
Item to get : Sword
Heart Container : #1
As soon as you enter, go right 2 screens and you will get your sword from Zelda. Head back left and kill the easy blue Peahats for 5 rupees and go up. Here, Kill all Gibdos to get the key and unlock the door there. Go up, right, up, and right 4 screens. Kill all the Peahats and then push the far left block to open the doors.
Go right again and kill the Peahats, then grab the key and head up to next room. Here, you will get a compass from Zelda. from here, Go down 2 screens and you’ll face Boomerang Moblins that will attack you with boomerang, and they are deadly. Kill them for the map. From here, go up, left, left, down, and left 5 screens.
Here, go left and up 2 screens. Kill all the Deelers here and head up again. Destroy the Cages and note the one difference in details in this room. There’s a block on the right side where a gap is on the left. Push this block down and go right once. Kill the Moblins for another key and go right again. Note the Wizzrobe Quartet in here, focused on a ball in their center. This will be important later.
Make your way back to the room that had the Deelers and go left by unlocking the door. Kill or just avoid the Blue Moblins and go left. Ready for tough battle, Basilisk triplets!
To defeat them, feed them with a bomb and quickly place a second to kill it. You can slash it after stun it with bomb to get four extra bombs. Once you’re done head down and kill the Peahats, then push one of the block to get the Heart Container #1.
Then, go up 2 screens and grab the Tetrach Fairy #1. Before leaving this dungeon, check your map and you’ll notice a few rooms that you haven’t explored yet. We’ll be come back here later… So leave this dungeon.