Posted on January 14 2020 by Heather Beard
I’ve done a few speedruns, but I wouldn’t call myself a speedrunner. There are so many amazing speedrunners out there, and I am always amazed to watch them have a go at Zelda games! You can check out some awesome speedruns on Games Done Quick, and the Zelda Dungeon Marathoners often run our favorite Zelda games at a quick pace! So here’s the question; what is your favorite Zelda game to speedrun or watch as a speedrun?
Last Summer’s Games Done Quick introduced me to Zelda randomizers, and that has to be one of the coolest things I’ve watched gamers do. I watched a randomizer of Super Meteroid and The Legend of Zelda, and I just couldn’t get over how fast they were running through BOTH games! I also love watching relays of The Legend of Zelda, The Adventure of Link, and A Link to the Past! You really have to know and love the game to be able to speedrun it. If I had to choose a Zelda game that I would love to run it would be Breath of the Wild. There are so many fun tricks that you can pull off to get through the game, and so many different categories that people run Breath of the Wild in! Speedrunners truly have a talent and love for games, and it makes me so happy to see Zelda runners showing off and giving everyone a new appreciation for the games.
What Zelda game do you like to watch as a speedrun? Do you speedrun any Zelda games yourself? Sound off in the comments below!