A new world record has been made by a Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time speedrunner. The runner in question, a guy by the name of Torje, managed to complete the game in seventeen minutes and 9 seconds, breaking the record of the previous run.
That run took seventeen minutes and forty-seven seconds.
Considering that Ocarina of Time is a time-honored (heh) classic, it’s no surprise that a lot of people that have grown up with the Nintendo 64 and other Zelda games may have played it more than a few times and gotten to the point where they know what to do instantly.
Like with many speedruns, the Ocarina of Time speedrunner makes use of a variety of workarounds in order to make his speedrun break the record.
He makes use of a number of glitches, crab-walks, rolls, and backflips in order to traverse the distances between areas. Considering the large amount of areas with various puzzles in them, he also likely had to know immediately how to solve those (especially in the Water Temple).
Interestingly enough, Torje’s speedrun actually started off sloppy, in his own words. If what he’s saying is true, and he made numerous mistakes in the first half of the run that impacted his time, then he may try and break the record again sometime soon.
Hopefully in that instance he can not make any mistakes, and narrow his time down to possibly 16 or 15 minutes.
In the meantime, Troje will also likely be running the risk of having a whole mess of other Ocarina of Time speedrunner competitors coming up to try and break his own record before Torje can.
With how competitive speedrunning is in general (with various records being made and broken all the time), we may see a lot of new world records being broken in Ocarina of Time recently.