For anybody who wasn’t tuned in to Superior Video games Accomplished Fast final week – the charity marathon the place folks attempt to speedrun a wide range of video games as quick as potential – it’s possible you’ll wish to watch this video to witness ClaireLynnD’s unbelievable wizardry to finish The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Masks in just below 27 minutes.
Up till the tip, the speedrun is comparatively regular: Lynn performs the sport in Japanese, which reduces the time it takes to “learn” the textual content, however in any other case she does play the primary dungeon comparatively straight. About 12 minutes into the run, Lynn takes Deku Scrub Hyperlink exterior, and begins slicing a bunch of grass, with commentator Riley promising that it will make sense later.
25 minutes in, Lynn begins slicing grass once more, and Riley begins explaining that it is all about controlling what’s within the reminiscence of the sport, to be able to make the sport do precisely what the speedrunner needs. Then, it is on to one thing they name the “Moon Dance”: a exact set of actions, carried out throughout the Observatory, that additional manipulates the reminiscence of the sport. The Moon Dance seems to be lots like dropping bombs and strolling round in circles, nevertheless it’s all purposeful – it is code that Riley, the commentator, wrote to trick the sport into triggering the tip sequence.
Whereas Riley is describing what’s on display screen, Lynn finishes the Moon Dance, stating “that is time, by the way in which”. What a cool method to finish a speedrun.
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