Final Fantasy 6 Speedrun Is A 7-Hour Master Class

Final Fantasy 6 Speedrun Is A 7-Hour Master Class

If you think you know just about everything there is to know about the seminal role-playing game Final Fantasy 6, watch this beautiful speedrun and prepare to be proven wrong.

I didn’t have much time to watch last week’s Summer Games Done Quick, but I did carve out a chunk of yesterday for the finale, which featured speedrunner Puwexil playing through a full glitchless run of Final Fantasy 6.

I’m glad I did. This seven-hour speedrun took Puwexil through the entire game, collecting every character and esper along the way.

What’s especially impressive about the run is how precise it is. Puwexil has planned out pretty much every step perfectly, and he knows the game so well that he doesn’t just remember map layouts and item locations, but which tiles don’t have random encounters and which enemies can be manipulated into attacking just when he wants them to attack.

It’s a great run and I recommend watching it all, even if it takes you a few weeks to plug away at it:


  • Watched this live and it was every bit as epic as I hoped it would be. Puwexil maintaining his concentration as the crowd gets hyped for donations near the end was amazing to watch.

    The 2014 SGDQ run that he and Essentia did is how I first discovered GDQ, and is also well worth watching, although 2014 GDQ production values are pretty dated by today’s standards. This run really lives up to that, with excellent commentary from him and his couch.

    Also the opera scene singing has improved a lot.

    • If I recall that’s the FF9 run? Enjoyed that run, it put Puwexil on my radar as one of the better commentators/runners at the event. I’ve enjoyed every run I’ve seen him do at GDQ events, I’m currently working through my backlog of runs. I’m still not up to date on all the runs from AGDQ earlier this year, now I’ve got SGDQ to add to the list.

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