The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is considered one of the best Zelda games ever made. So it’s no surprise that it’s popular among speedrunners. Just last week, one such speedrun ended in a world record.
As Kotaku first reported:
Norwegian speedrunner Torje Amundsen is the first to complete Ocarina of Time in under 17 minutes. His Any% run, a type of playthrough that requires beating the game as fast as possible by whatever means, is a master class in precision movement and highly specific glitches. Since Narcissa Wright’s historic 18-minute, 10-second run five years ago, runners like Torje, jodenstone, and skater82297 have pushed Any% times lower and lower but could not break through the barrier into “sub-17” minutes. According to leaderboards, the first “sub-18” record was a 17-minute, 55-second run by Swedish runner Jodenstone four years ago. Before Amundsen’s run last week, he held the previous word record with a time of 17 minutes and one second. Amundsen’s new run clocks in at 16 minutes and 58 seconds.
Watch Torje’s accomplishment below: