Remember the timed Nintendo demos you were able to play in Super Smash Bros. Brawl on the Nintendo Wii? Well, a speedrunner has used this trial to roll the credits in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (yes, you can play through the entire game).
The speedrunner and YouTuber known as ‘Savestate’ used the Zelda demo located within the ‘Masterpieces’ menu and was able to complete the game in just 4 minutes and 38 seconds. That’s just 12 seconds before the demo session times out.
Here’s a bit extra about it, which also reveals how the run was achieved in the Japanese version of the demo:
“This version of Ocarina of Time included in the Masterpieces selection in Super Smash Brothers Brawl is a timed demo of the game (5 minutes) which includes 2 save files: one starting as Child with nothing except the intro cutscene cleared and another as Adult with small amount of progression after turning adult. With the items given to us in the JP version of the demo, we’re able to just barely squeeze in two SRMs with custom heap manipulations, along with a fish allocation in Goron City to perform a current cutscene SRM wrong warp to the credits.”
If warping doesn’t cut it, after completing the original run, the same speedrunner went back and defeated Ganon in 4 minutes and 56 seconds (after trying over 200 times). Savestate even explained how precious every second was in this particular run:
“For this route, you only have about 10 (ten!) seconds of leeway over the whole 5 minute demo. Two HESSes (moving backwards really fast), Lost Woods bridge skip, SRM, and a clean Ganon fight are just barely enough to clock in under 5 minutes. After grinding for over 200 attempts, I was finally able to execute well enough to defeat Ganon with a mid 4:56 (3.5 seconds before the demo ended).”
Can you imagine doing something like this yourself? How far did you get in these game trials back in the day? Leave a comment down below.