Most players will take days to complete The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, but speedrunners do it much faster. Thanks to a year full of new discoveries and attempts by hard-working runners, The Wind Waker HD has been completed, for the first time ever, in under an hour.
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Old school Nintendo fans dealt with a ton of challenging games, but Battletoads was one of the toughest. The third level contains the dreaded “turbo tunnel”, a long hoverbike gauntlet that wrecked careless players and grizzled experts alike.
Yesterday, a speedrunner not only completed it without losing a single life, but while blindfolded.
I experience a lot of secondhand embarrassment when I hear someone in the world of video games attempting to rap, but streamer MelloFlowz really pulls out all the stops with a couple bars about, well, streaming and Mega Man.
Summer Games Done Quick returns for its eighth year today with speedrunning performances across a number of classics, starting with Banjo-Tooie.
Chocolate Mountain doesn't look like much. The Mario Kart 64 level is sparse compared to others in the game, filled only with varying shades of brown and a dense fog. But the unassuming level is one of the game's best for astounding speedrunning records, thanks to the evolution of one particular shortcut trick.
Matthias Rustemeyer has been trying to collect every individual Mario Kart 64 course world record for half a decade, but thanks to Daniel Burbank that job just keeps getting harder. Burbank has been getting better and better times on the game's lone Donkey Kong race track since the beginning of the year and shows no signs of slowing down.
Speedrunner Illudude has been playing Wave Race 64 since it was released in 1996 on the Nintendo 64. Yesterday, he set a new world record on the game's Drake Lake level, breaking the 1:11 barrier he first introduced in 2010 and which speedrunners have been trapped ever since.
Shaving five hundredths of a second off his previous time to reach 1:10 is his latest accomplishment in a 22-year-long obsession with figuring out how to circle Drake Lake as quickly as possible.