Author: Euan Crombie

Hidden deep in the Lost Woods of the Woodland region lies the legendary Master Sword — the Blade of Evil’s Bane. Approaching it, the Great Deku Tree explains to us that, if a person who is deemed weak attempts to draw the sword, they will slowly lose their life. If we try to draw the sword with fewer than 13 hearts, excluding our first attempt, the sword will indeed drain our hearts to zero, resulting in death. This doesn’t exactly…

There’s nothing quite as chilling as the final countdown in Majora’s Mask‘s third day. As the moon looms overhead, Link scrabbles to finish whatever deeds he can before returning to the dawn of the first day. A crucial part of this atmosphere is the music, a chilling background to your increasing panic. Returning with yet another incredible remix, musician Vetrom has produced an instrumental mix of the “Final Hours” track that has installed terror and panic in so many Zelda fans over…

One of the most mysterious locations in Breath of the Wild‘s huge overworld has to be the Lost Woods and, within it, the Korok Forest. In one of her latest music videos, violinist Patti Rudisill has captured the mysterious world of the Korok by combining stunning visuals with a beautiful cover of the area’s soundtrack. Making full use of her location and utilizing cosplay and an adorable Korok plush, this really transports you into the forest dwelling. Rudisill has also posted…

Happy New Year! Welcome back to your bi-weekly dose of Zelda speedrunning, this time in brand new 2019 quality! We’re kicking off, or rather, launching into the new year with some speed tech from Breath of the Wild, and we’ll be chatting with a Majora’s Mask router and runner about their journey from runner to router, and back to runner again!   Now Playing The big news this month is Awesome Games Done Quick 2019. The GDQ events are possibly the biggest and most important…

The first major speedrunning marathon of the year, Awesome Games Done Quick, starts this Sunday! Hosted in Maryland, the week-long event is once again raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Since its inception, the Games Done Quick bi-annual events have raised over $16.5 Million for charity. This year, the featured Zelda titles are: Majora’s Mask, Any%. Run by popesquidward. Sunday 6th, 6:52PM. Twilight Princess, All Dungeons. Run by SkyBlueAether. Wednesday 9th, 2:35PM. Wind Waker HD, 100%. Run by Linkus7. Thursday 10th,…

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas? What’s that? It’s the final edition of Zelda Runners in 2018, and we’re going out with a bang. This week we’re talking a brand new Door Clip in Wind Waker HD, Gem Duping in Four Swords Adventures, and having a chat with the Breath of the Wild Any% amiibo World Record holder. So grab a mince pie, a beverage of your choosing, and settle in for the ride! Now Playing This week, a Four Swords Adventures TAS (Tool…

The popular strategy guide company, PRIMA Games, have created a special Collector’s Edition guide for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The guide covers all 67 base characters (sorry Pirhana Plant and Joker fans, you’ll have to figure it out on your own), detailing their move sets and basic strategies. The Collector’s Edition comes as a hardback, with the full character roster poster featured on the cover. It also includes a download code for the digital version of the guide, which can be…

Welcome back to your bi-weekly dose of Zelda speedrunning news! This week, we’re having a gander at some of the glitches found in The Minish Cap, as well as chatting to a prominent Breath of the Wild runner. I’ve also got the latest on a brand new Majora’s Mask TAS competition. Intrigued? Read on…   Now Playing Earlier in November, Speedrun.com, a huge database for most games’ speedrunning information, was subject to a security breach. This saw some users’ accounts compromised, including those of moderators. As…

Of the eight main dungeons and four mini-dungeons in Ocarina of Time, which would you say is your favorite? A lot of people opt for The Deku Tree — it’s simplistic yet effective, and it’s the first major 3D experience a lot of gamers had. Others prefer the Shadow Temple, with its creepy atmosphere and even creepier mini-boss. For me, however, the choice is a tough call of two: the Spirit Temple and the Water Temple (No, put that pitchfork…

Welcome to a special edition of Zelda Runners, one which celebrates everything Ocarina of Time speedrunning. Ever wondered why the game’s Any% category is only 17 minutes long? Or why this game has such a huge following in the speedrunning community? What about the origins of one of the silliest exploits ever found? If these questions are running through your mind day and night, then read on!   Glitch Exhibition Let’s take a look at the curiosity that is this game’s Any%…