Climbing to the highest peaks of Mount Everest, taking the first footsteps on the Moon, beating every canon Legend of Zelda game to 100% completion - there are many great challenges a person can take on in this life, and we know which one we'd rather pick.
SuperMCGamer, a very dedicated Zelda fan and organiser of the Zeldathon charity events, decided to take on this personal challenge last July. Since then, he's been putting in time whenever possible - around the usual, boring life commitments - and finally reached the finish line just a few days ago. The year-long journey accumulated to 484 hours of playtime, and the entire thing was even captured on a Twitch livestream.
To answer questions on the challenge, and to provide some extra details, SuperMCGamer took to Reddit to host an 'Ask Me Anything' (or 'AMA'). In this AMA, he reveals that his only requirement was that the games had to be canon and single-player, therefore ruling out Four Swords on GBA and Hyrule Warriors, but still encompassing an impressive 18 games. The '100%' part of the challenge really did mean 100%; all of the Koroks in Breath of the Wild had to be found, all of the ship parts in Phantom Hourglass, and every Drablands Challenge in Tri Force Heroes. Wow.
The only noteworthy exception to this rule, which SuperMCGamer describes as "potentially controversial", is the challenge of surviving for 999.99 seconds in the Cucco Rush mini-game in A Link Between Worlds - a task which he deems to be near impossible by most, even with extreme pause buffering strategies. You can take a look at all of his challenge requirements and completion times with this handy checklist.
As for the most fun game to complete? He said, "absolutely, without a doubt, Breath of the Wild". We'll leave you with this:
Would you ever take on such a challenge? Would you have the patience to sit through each and every Korok hunt? Let us know down below.
Pffff... I did it in 275 hours. But man...SCREW those Korok seeds though.
Fat Greg Miller
Congrats.. does this also exclude the Philips CD-i Zelda's? I couldn't see them listed?
Scrap that.. cdi = non-canon, therefore not even in the mix..😂
Good thing he omitted Hyrule Warriors, 100%ing that would easily add another 484 hours into the total. Also, gotta save that spreadsheet, those are some good checklists.
Cool, I pretty much replay a chunk of LoZ games every year, but not at 100%. Just kind of a tradition.
@BraveBiT same here. It’s usually tp, ss, oot, lttp, lbw, and now botw. My son and I are finally going to beat master mode and 5th divine beast. Then it’s skyward sword.
It’s probably the only game series I could only play and not get bored of.
Ruled out Four Swords on GBA but what about the Anniversary Edition on DSi/3DS? You can play through that singleplayer.
Looking at the total times for each game is fascinating - everything pre-Ocarina is under 10 hours, it’s not until Spirit Tracks that he exceeds 30 hours, and the second longest playtime is for Tri Force Heroes of all things...
@Dezzy not cool man
The thought of speed running the 900 Korok seeds makes my head hurt!
Congratulations to him. It's hard for me to 100% any game these day because there just aren't enough hours in the day.
No Four Swords or Hyrule Warriors? UNDERACHIEVER!!!
It's not every game if it's not... every game.
Wow that's dedication. I thought I had 100% most every Zelda game except Breath of the Wild (not getting those Korok seeds), but I completely forgot about getting all the ship and train parts or the Drabland challenges. All I can say is, congratulations!
I wonder how many of those 484 hours was Breath of the wild haha
Over 20 solid days. That's dedication.
No 999 seconds Cuccoo Rush? No true 100%!
My GF has found about 30 Koroks and is already sick of the damn things... Getting all of them on top of every other Zelda sounds like a chore and a half.
@Nukuleardawg Almost 132 hours, according to the spreadsheet!
I applaud this guy! The Zelda series is the only game series that I still try to 100%. Not sure if I'll be doing that with BotW though....I also decided not to bother with much past the end credits in Tri Force Heroes either.
I have played the gen 7 pokemon games about 1500 hours... I have a problem
@Vriess Did you read the article? He beat all 18 Zelda games in 484 hours, not just BOTW.
He 100% completed BOTW in 132 hours.
Not quite sure I get why this is news? Well done to the chap, it's always nice to complete a long term project but surely hundreds (if not thousands) of people have done this with their respective favourite franchises. It's a nice little personal triumph and a great little brag down the pub but on an international news site like NL it smacks of 'Cat Stuck in Tree in Parsons Green'.
@SherriAttacks ooo theres a spreadsheet i missed that haha thank you
Uuuhm....no I didn't... 😳 I finished all games but it probably took way longer than that... Still, SCREW those korok seeds though.
I actually clicked on this article because I was curious if he did the Cuccomaster challenge in LBW - the most unreasonable challenge I've personally ever seen in a mainstream Zelda game. (The only one I was unable to do, or even come close to - it was even hurting my thumb.) I was surprised to see it actually mentioned in the article, lol. All I can say is, that's more than understandable.
Doing all those games to 100% is quite an amazing endeavor and accomplishment!
still playing after 180 hours.
although my 6 year old son is selling all my items to mr kilton(btw thanks mr kilton) so now i have like 4 bokoblin masks, 2 lynel, 3 rubber hammers, 3 dark link suits, and alot of failed dish:/ one day after work he sold every item i had like 80.000 rupees. but we always have a good laugh together about those stupid looking enemies, eating frozen meat (he likes the animation)
but i do have all titans+
fully powered master sword
acient armour fully powered
400 koroks (me and my son call them little benny's lol)
all ex dlc objectives
i still enjoy the game, i realy do.
there is nothing more satisfying then after a hard days work to slaughter all acient guardians.
and i am realy suprice how good my son is in gaming. beat ganon on its own way 4 times now with only 13 heart containers. just 6 years old
i think later on as an adult my son Giovani will remember this first great game he played along with his dad, the laugh and fun we had.an epic game it sure is.
is there some sort of animation if you found all korok seeds?
I tried just playing through them all prior to BOTW. Some, like Zelda 2 or the GB games, I either never finished or never played. I started to get burned out. I was not a fan of the Oracle games so I finished one and moved on. I got to Minish Cap, played about 80% and moved in to the Twilight re-release before just being tired of the series - something I thought was impossible. I was so burned out, I was not excited for BOTW. Luckily, it turned out to be amazing.
400 of those were probably spent on BotW. xD
Hours that he will never get back.
This would have been really tedious for me, I haven't even completed BoTW yet.
It took me 484 hours just to 100% breath of the wild on both normal and master mode. This guys is a beast
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