It’s no world record, but try telling that to Stevens who, after beating his personal record for 100% completion in Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, was almost speechless with joy.
“I’ve been working on this for five months,” Stevens said. “I can’t believe it.”
Stevens is a frequent speedrunner of Zelda II, often trying for new reconds in any-percent runs. At one hour, 19 minutes, and 17 seconds, Stevens put five “stressful” months behind him with the final blow of his sword against Dark Link. With fellow gamers in the chat room cheering and congratulating him, Stevens is brought to tears.
In the video below, you can watch Stevens sweep the game. His emotions are clear as he draws nearer to the end with a few nervous mistakes but mounting excitement, ending in a loud cheer with Dark Link’s defeat. A well-deserved victory!