Wow, have we really not featured a Zelda speedrun yet on Speedrun Fast? Let’s go ahead and remedy that right now with The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. And while we’re at it, let’s make it so everyone watching can join right in with their own copies of the game. That’s right, in this episode, you’re going to learn how to do your own speedrun of A Link Between Worlds, courtesy of Zaheer Daud. Get your 3DS systems ready and let’s dive right in.
No need to worry about scrambling to keep up. Zaheer gives specific instructions before he demonstrates the techniques, even stopping or pausing for those that require detailed instructions. One such scenario is the glove skip, performed seven minutes into the first video. Because of this, the playlist takes more than four hours to get through, while a standard any% run lands at around an hour and a half. Zaheer holds the bronze trophy for running A Link Between Worlds at an hour and 26 minutes. The first place record holder is five minutes earlier than that, and completed the run just over a week ago.
What, did you think we’d make you sit through four hours of class time and not reward you with the actual run from the guy who taught it to you? While this isn’t the current third place run, it’s only a minute behind. It’s incredibly satisfying to see it all come together at once, and lots of fun to race yourself against Zaheer’s time to see how well you learned the techniques. If you’ve never tried speedrunning yourself, maybe A Link Between Worlds is just what you needed to pull you in.
This isn’t the first how-to segment we’ve done for Speedrun Fast. Click here to learn Star Fox Assault and here for our very first episode, the Halo original trilogy. And don’t forget to leave a comment!
Matt Eschbach is a PC, Mac and Android indie game developer and fiction writer. His works have won multiple monetary awards from various contests. Graduating college in 2012 with a major in Game Design, Matt spends his time making stuff up and then building it. His favorite hobby… is sleeping.