While speedrunning Super Mario Odyssey may be the flave of the month at the moment - especially with that skin-exposed Nipple% movement trying to strip Mario - one game used to be a real favourite among Nintendo-loving speedrunners. Sadly, the whole Wind Waker HD speedrun ran out of steam last year when a newly discovered glitch that enabled immediate access to the endgame proved to be took risky and luck dependent.
Well, thankfully that's all changed as a new exploit has been unearthed, one that's that reportedly far more reliable when it comes to setting up and pulling off under timed conditions. The trick (which replaces the original and unpredictable 'zombie hover' exploit) involves killing a morth enemy in the same animation frame - which has a far higher success rate of bypassing the barrier leading to the final fight with Ganon.
Speedrunner and Twitch streamer gymnast86 was the first to discover it this past weekend, although fellow speedrunner Linkus7 has already claimed the record for the fastest Any% run. We love seeing players giving older games new and prolonged life via speedrunning, but what do you make of it? Are you a record-chasing 'runner? Let us know below...
Yeah, it´s great. Although as someone who runs the gamecube WW, I wish someone would find the barrier skip on that version instead!
No, I don't speed run, I take my time, soak everything in and enjoy the game. There's a couple of grammatical errors in the article.
"Sadly, the whole Wind Waker HD speedrun ran out of steam last year when a newly discovered glitch that enabled immediate access to the game' endgame proved to be took risky and luck dependent.
Well, thankfully that's all changed as a new exploit has been unearthed, one that's that reportedly far more reliable when it comes to setting up and pulling off under timed conditions."
Also, I'd capitalise "Morth" further down. Sorry for the nitpicking but others pointed it out before and I guess I'm just a little more conscious of it now.
this game is wonderful, wish it had sequel other than the portable games.
@SyntheticPerson A lot of the glitches were introduced into the game. I was able to crawl clip into Windfall island.
Thankfully, that crazy fairy hover is gone! Great work of Linkus, as always
By the way: The zombie hover stills exists at the end. Just the RNG fairies are no longer involved. It now a "Morth hover" with less RNG but it still very hard.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE Why do you imply that speedrunners don't take their time to soak everything in and enjoy the game? That seems to be a common misunderstanding; speedrunners enjoy the game the same as anybody else does, especially on their first playthrough. The only difference is that once they're done, they love the game so much and want to keep going deeper, learn more about it, and get better at it, and speedrunning is often one of the best ways to do that for single-player Nintendo games.
@bagajr Beat me to it. Most people enjoy the game on the first run, then mess around on the second run.
Interesting, I always wondered what purpose a single morth could have for stick around, but seems like these little guys can be more useful than I thought XD
@bagajr I've just said how I enjoy games. Nothing else.
Really hoping that this game gets ported to the switch. I would easily double dip on this game.
This is neat. Gotta fast forward through all that pausing though.
The only reason people are speedrunning this game is because they're trying to find if there's a way to finish the game before the GamePad battery dies
Never played it. Hope it comes to switch
I wish they released it on switch. Got it on cube and wii u, but the world is such a charm... i liked sailing.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE Yes, but the way you said that you enjoy games implies that speedrunners don't also enjoy them that way too.
@Nin10outof10 I would absolutely triple dip on this game. I own it on GameCube and Wii U and would love it on Switch.
@TheLobster Well, it goes without saying. They're not doing something because they hate it.
I don’t speedrun cause I don’t think I’m good enough at any one game to do so
@Kienda I would also consider a triple dip on Wind Waker HD. Would be even better if they bundled Twilight Princess HD in there for good measure and for all those people who've already owned both games before.
P A U S A
Now that I have that out of the way, I have a question. Can the START button on the Wii U GamePad break?
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