The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is one of the most revered video games of all time and for good reason. It established almost all of the 3D action adventure conventions that many games still use to this day. It also has become one of the most popular titles among speed runners as of late, and those speed runners are performing some impressive feats.
On Thursday, Cosmo Wright beat The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time in 19 minutes and 15 seconds. He broke the previous record of 19 minutes and 20 seconds and became the new world record holder in the process.
Now, wait a minute. Isn’t Ocarina of Time an epic action adventure game that takes a minimum of 15 hours to beat? Under normal conditions, that would be the case. Speed runners operate a little differently, however, by exploiting in game bugs and glitches to skip entire sections of a game. What you’ll see below is Wright exploiting a recently discovered glitch that allows the players to transport directly from the first dungeon to the end of the game:
One particular thing of note is that Wright’s playing Ocarina of Time on the iQue player. For those unaware, the iQue player is a Chinese “game console” that Nintendo released in the nation to get around the infamous console ban. There’s some controversy surrounding its use in speed runs, but Wright argues that it’s perfectly acceptable.[h/t: Kotaku] [Image: YouTube/CosmoSpeedruns]