For some of us more casual gamers, the original Legend of Zelda title for the NES may take around ten hours to complete. However, the art of speed running has become increasingly popular amongst the gaming community. Last month, a group of well known speed runners raised over $1,545,000 during Awesome Games Done Quickan annual event that helps raise money to fight cancer. These players run through certain feats and obstacles within mere seconds and have an immense knowledge of each aspect of their respective games.

Twitch member Darkwing_duck_sda has shown his prowess with the first game in the Legend of Zelda saga and broken his previous record of 30 mins 37 seconds with a new standing of 30 minutes and 29 seconds. A list of all the closest times are available here.

For those of you who may be interested in learning the techniques shown here and in, and many other speedruns, you may want to check out this site which details some of the methods used most often.


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