Zelda Dungeon Marathon 2018:

Category: Zelda Runners

As some of you might have heard, today marks the beginning of what can only be described as the biggest Zelda event of the year – the Zelda Dungeon Marathon 2018. Packed to the brim with exciting content, nail biting races, and comically failed glitches and exploits, you do not want to miss it. While the team involved with the event might brush it off as a bit of fun (and an excellent way to raise money for charity), an underlying tension…

Welcome to a post-Summer Games Done Quick world. This week, I’ll be re-capping all seven Zelda runs featured at the event, as well as chatting to a Skyward Sword runner and bingo player. So sit back and relax after what was likely a very stressful week of watching a single Twitch stream non-stop (what do you mean ‘that was just me’?).   Now Playing This week saw possibly the biggest speedrunning event of the year: Summer Games Done Quick 2018, a…

Well well well, it has been quite a long time, hasn’t it? Not quite the 100 years some recent open world game might suggest, but certainly more than two weeks. Feeling parched for speedrunning news? Upset that you’ve lost track of your favourite game? Fear not, for I’m back to bring you right into the present day! This week, we’re looking at yet more stasis launching news from Breath of the Wild, a new way to play Ocarina of Time,…

It’s that time of the week again! Go make your tea or coffee, grab a few biscuits (they’ve gotta be chocolate though), and get settled for your update on the Zelda Speedrunning community over the last fortnight. Today we’re looking at Bomb Hovering, a 2D Zelda tournament, and having a chat with a giant of 3D Zelda speedrunning. So make yourself comfortable, and let’s get started!   Now Playing The next two months sees a huge Link’s Awakening tournament. Using the…

Welcome back to your bi-weekly digest of the Zelda Speedrunning community. This week, we’re looking at why players are warming (up) to Breath of the Wild, why giving runners the ability to freeze momentum was perhaps a bad idea, and, in spotlight, we’ll be chatting to a staple member of the 2D Zelda communities. Excited? I know I am.

Welcome to your bi-weekly update on the world of Zelda speedrunning. We see a return to normal this week, following the excitement of the ZeldaSpeedRun Marathon. Today, we’re talking super speed launching in Breath of the Wild, a change in the Ocarina of Time rules, and, in Glitch Exhibition, we’ll be taking a closer look at the glitches which make A Link to the Past’s true any% category last only 90 seconds.   Now Playing A new type of stasis…

Hello! Unless you’ve been living under a rock this week (or, you know, actually have better things to do than watch a stream all weekend), you’ll know that it was the annual ZeldaSpeedRuns Marathon. Missed it? Want to relive the thrill of watching every minute of the 62 hour bananza? Well, you’ve come to the right place. This week, Zelda Runners is a ZeldaSpeedRuns Marathon 2018 extravaganza.   Now Playing Unlike other major speedrunning marathons, ZSRM18 is entirely held online,…

Welcome back to your bi-weekly Zelda Speedrunning article. Was last week a bit slow? Feeling a bit sluggish? Never fear! This week, we’re talking the puzzle that left Skyward Sword runners heart-broken, another ridiculous Breath of the Wild 100% run, and why Toon Link might be the best man to ask about sliding into DMs.   Now Playing This past week saw an interesting external hardware debate arise amongst the Ocarina of Time community. As I mentioned in the last…

  Hello! If you’re reading this, it means one of two things. Either you enjoyed the first article in the series so much and you can’t wait to read on about the multitude of new records and routes that have surfaced over the last two weeks, or you’ve mis-clicked and wondering why I’ve not introduced today’s daily debate yet. Either way, congratulations on making halfway through the introduction! This week, we’re talking new routing for Ocarina of Time 100%, a…

Hello everyone! Welcome to a brand new series of articles here on Zelda Dungeon which are all about Speedrunning! For almost two decades now, high level players have dedicated themselves to completing video games as quickly as possible. Of course, this being a Zelda site, we’ll focus on the Zelda games and their runners, scientists, and routers. The article will usually be split into different sections, so without further ado, let’s get going!