Link to the Past is not an easy game. But yesterday, speedrunner ParisianPlayer managed to defeat everyone of its bosses and complete the entire game in one sitting. While blindfolded.
It’s almost the end of the 2017 Awesome Games Done Quick at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel in Herndon, VA. Speedrunners from the far corners of the internet meet in person to raise money for charity by playing their favorite games apace.
Speedrunners have long been exploiting 8-bit games by “reprogramming” them. Pixel-perfect inputs can be used to trigger memory events, usually for the purpose of beating games in fractions of the time it would ordinarily take. A similar exploit exists in the classic Mario Game Boy game 6 Golden Coins, but it exists in…
For most people, beating Fallout 4 means sinking dozens of hours into the game—and that’s just sticking to the main story missions. Speedrunners, however, have figured out how to beat the game in just a little over an hour. It’s incredible.
Some of the most impressive Super Mario creations took years to make—and now they’re gone, at least on YouTube.
Forget the sun. Forget the beach. Hang out with us and watch more than 140 video games being speedrun to benefit Doctors Without Borders during the 2015 Summer Games Done Quick Marathon.
The folks at 1A4STUDIO occasionally release speedruns, one-minute animated tours through classic films. In this one, they condense all two-and-a-half hours of 2001: A Space Odyssey and make the ending even more opaque.
2001: A Space Odyssey earns the term "epic" more than almost any other movie. The two-hour-and-forty-one-minute cinema classic is an absolute must-watch. But if you don't have that kind of time, Speedrun just very loosely condensed the plot down to a mere 60 seconds.
Despite being criticized for being too easy, a typical play-through of any given Pokémon game might take around 8-25 hours. The world record for Pokémon Red as of July 2014, though? One hour and fifty minutes—and you can watch the incredible run here.
1A4STUDIO has selected Blade Runner as the subject for its latest 60-second speedrun, administering Voight-Kampff tests and retiring replicants in a single minute. And yes, there's a unicorn.
The latest 60-second Speedrun through a science fiction movie takes us through the action-packed mayhem of Aliens, from Jonesy to Ripley's power loader. Those Xenomorphs are still vicious in this format, so watch out.
Want to watch A New Hope today? Want to watch it every day? Just can't find the time? This awesome, animated, 60-second speedrun should help. From the folks who brought you high-speed versions of Back to the Future and The Matrix, this redux is waaaaay better than that special edition stuff. What's your guess for…