New Majora’s Mask (N64/VC) Any% Speedrun World Record
Posted on May 22 2015 by Rod Lloyd
As it would turn out, Majora’s Mask 3D is not alone in world record speedrunning news this week. Not too long after two MM3D records were set in a single day, speedrunner FullGrownGaming set a new Any% world record in the original Majora’s Mask. Besting the previous record by six seconds, this run saw Majora defeated in 1 hour, 27 minutes, and 3 seconds.
Since Swedish speedrunner EnNopp112 set the previous record back in March, Majora’s Mask runners have set their sights on a better time. FullGrownGaming’s run proved how difficult this goal has been, as every segment of the Any% route has potential for heavy time loss. FullGrownGaming’s pace matched the previous record’s pace throughout the whole run, only pulling ahead in the last moments with Majora’s boss fight. Before entering the final battle, FullGrownGaming said he needed “the god Majora” to get the record; in the end, I’d say he pulled that off perfectly.
In the Any% category, runners’ only requirement is to defeat the game’s final boss, by whichever means the game itself allows. Yes, that does mean glitches and exploits are allowed. Much of the MM Any% route involves using creative methods to warp around the map and defeat the game’s four bosses. One of these methods is the “Index Warp,” which was discovered earlier this year. The Index Warp allows runners to travel to any owl statue without having to activate them. These types of warps, combined with precise movements, item management, and luck, are essential for a good time.
As FullGrownGaming states in his stream, there is still a lot of time to be saved in Majora’s Mask Any% runs. A big goal for speedrunners now is to get a time under 1 hour and 25 minutes.
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