Category: Zelda Runners

Welcome back to Zelda Runners – your bi-weekly dose of all things Zelda speedrunning. This week, we’re taking a look at some newly discovered glitches in the Link’s Awakening remake, and also highlighting some amazing events coming up later this month.   Now Playing Continuing with the wave of new leaderboards, the Link’s Awakening community have now finalized the ruleset for the remake’s Glitchless category. This category will ban any glitches (generally defined as anything that acts differently from the intended mechanic) and Out of Bounds (any…

Hello and welcome to back to (me?) Zelda Runners! It’s been a while, and during my absence you’ll be happy to know I set a new Personal Best in Procastinating over your Dissertation%, and tied the World Record for the University’s Go Home and Cry category. Of course, the speedrunning community didn’t just twiddle its thumbs while I stressed over my work, oh no… But, on the plus side, that does mean that there’s no shortage of news to cover today….

Hello and welcome to this shorter-than-usual Zelda Runners. I’m in the midst of some uni work at the moment, hence the long silence from this series, but hopefully articles will return to their regular slots soon! Read on to find an update on all the cool discoveries and releases in the last month, as well as a spotlight with a Legend of Zelda runner!   Now Playing A huge new glitch has been discovered in Majora’s Mask! Known as Soar Text Overflow, the glitch…

Welcome back to Zelda Runners, your bi-weekly installment of all things Zelda speedrunning. This week, thanks to the inclusion of the Cadence of Hyrule, we’ll be taking a closer look at the game’s categories and rulesets in Glitch Exhibition. I’ll also have a chat with an Ocarina of Time runner and, speaking of Ocarina of Time…   Now Playing The Ocarina of Time any% world record has once again been broken, for the first time being brought under the 17 minute mark. Runner Torje set the new 16:58 record just…

Welcome back to your almost-but-not-quite bi-weekly installment of all things Zelda Speedrunning (we’ll be back to normal service soon I promise)! Not much happened in the lull between the last article and Summer Games Done Quick, only the discovery of a skip 17 years in the making, a moonjump exploit, and a double items glitch breaking A Link to the Past even more. Like I said, nothing really to see here…   Now Playing There’s so much to cover that I don’t really know…

Welcome back to Zelda Runners, your bi-weekly recap on everything Zelda speedrunning. This week’s article, as you might have gathered from the title, is a special recap of the recent Summer Games Done Quick 2019 event, which took place last week. The event, which happens twice each year (Awesome Games Done Quick takes place in January), raises money for two charities. The summer variant uses donations from viewers, Twitch Subsriptions and funds raised from their various sponsors, and this year…

So this is what a post-E3 world looks like huh… Well, once you’ve picked your jaw off the floor, and rehydrated your Ganon-plants, it’s time to delve back into the world of Zelda speedrunning. What have I got in store for you this week? You’ll just have to read on and find out… Now Playing Big Zelda news this week? Nope, nothing. Not that I can think of anyway. New game? Nope, don’t think so? Look, unless there’s a HD remake of Triforce Heroes, I’m…

Welcome back to your bi-weekly installment of everything Zelda speedrunning related. Remember when I opened the last article by stating that Skyward Sword was finally broken? Well, in true Zelda speedrunning style, I’m happy to report that I was wrong, and that it’s now completely broken. More on that in Now Playing, as well as the results of the Ocarina of Time category name change vote, and a look at some sequence breaking in Twilight Princess in this week’s Glitch Exhibition!   Now Playing As I mentioned above, both a further discovery…

Becoming a staple in the Zelda series isn’t as difficult as you might think. Sure, swords and shields are obvious choices for each game. But a hand in a toilet? A grammatically incorrect error? You can bet your bottom dollar they’ll be popping up until the end of time. Compared to some of these recurring features, Trading Quests have been around for quite a while. First appearing in Link’s Awakening, they’ve appeared on and off throughout the series. Of course, they’re usually optional,…

Welcome to Zelda Runners! It might have taken almost 8 years, but Skyward Sword finally has a breakthrough, which will surely bring the any% category under 4 hours for the first time. Want to know what I’m talking about? I cover this all in Now Playing, along with a brand new Majora’s Mask discovery too!   Now Playing As mentioned above, Skyward Sword finally has a new glitch, dubbed Reverse BiT Magic. Discovered by runner gymnast86, it allows runners to apply Skyloft properties and coordinates…