Speed Running: Taking challenge to new levels

Over the weekend there were quite a few new world records set within the speed run community including Super Mario 64 and Zelda Ocarina of Time. If you are not familiar with speed running it is when a player tries to set the fastest time possible while meeting certain perimeters. A great example of this is with Super Mario 64 having different categories and times depending on how many stars you get. The new WR was set in the 70 star category by Siglemic at an astonishing 49:26.

If you are interested in either watching or even getting into speed runs yourself you can find tons of information here. This new style of gaming is on the rise and provides a new challenge to classic games, like trying to beat Ocarina of Time in under 2 hours and 11 minutes (New WR). There are tons of videos and guides to help teach you different glitches so you can try and improve your times, but one thing is for sure speed running takes a lot of dedication and practice.

Just to give you an example of a WR run below is Siglemic’s most recent WR run.