Swedish Speedrunner Breaks Record For Fastest Zelda: Majora's Mask Playthrough
Posted by Samantha Sofka
Because he can
Speed-runs seem like a dime a dozen these days, with new records being broken all the time. Although they seem like a fad to some, others are extremely passionate about them and spend a generous amount of time figuring out how to beat the clock.
A few months back, we talked about one such individual, Cosmo Wright, whose January 2013 speed-run of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time amassed $700,000 for charity. It seems as though Wright isn't the only one breaking records in the land of Hyrule as another YouTube user EnNopp112 has broken the record for quickest playthrough of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.
According to Kotaku, the speedrunner, who originates from Sweden, has been beating his own Majora's Mask world record since early January. As of 23rd March, his record is 1 hour, 28 minutes and 51 seconds. His playthrough was reportedly done without cheats. It is important to mention that this does not mean the run was glitch-free; as we reported back in January, players often exploit glitches to beat records. Even with glitches, the run is impressive.
Check it out for yourself:
This isn't his only incredible feat however. He still holds the record for fastest 100% completion on Majora's Mask. The title — which can easily take someone well over 20 hours of dedicated play time — took him less than five and a half hours to complete.
By comparison, the aforementioned Cosmo Wright is ranked 97th on the Majora's Mask speedrun leaderboards.
What do you think of the whole speed-runner phenomena? Is it a worthy accomplishment, or a waste of time? Let us know in the comments below.