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Speedruns of retro games can be pretty entertaining, especially as we see the end result of many hours of experimentation and work. Quite how some of these workarounds are discovered is beyond us.

In recent months we've shared a few videos from the A+Start channel, as it demonstrates and explains classic speedrun tricks from a range of games. The latest entry focuses on a very specific - and lesser known - run for The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, as it necessitates playing the earliest version of the Super Famicom iteration. That's because it has a particular workaround that was fixed in subsequent versions and in copies that came to the West.

You can see this below, which allows the game to be cleared in under two minutes.