AGDQ: Tool Assisted Zelda II Speedrun, in 5 Minutes and 40 Seconds
Posted on January 14 2016 by Jon Lett
Awesome Games done Quick 2016 is over now, and after a solid week of awesome speedruns and raising just north of 1.2 million dollars, the Games Done Quick YouTube channel is well into the process of posting the runs individually. Just recently they added the Adventure of Link speedrun, which was tool-assisted – completely played through by a pre-programmed set of controller inputs. This means that human error is out the window, so if you are one of the people that hates Zelda II for its high difficulty curve, try watching this video, where it is done in under six minutes. It could be therapeutic.
Check out the run after the jump!
The run starts around 5:41.
The Adventure of Link destroyed by a computer. I approve. I can appreciate a good challenge, but what can I say. This game frustrated me for a long time. I think I need to look up more TAS runs, because MAN. Seeing the NES literally pushed past its limits is historical, and it is hard to believe that the only reason people are never able to break this game this much is an inability to press left and right at the same time.
Did you enjoy the run? Which of your favorite games do you think would be cool to see broken with TASEditor? Drop a comment!