The fastest way to finish Ocarina of Time was eighteen minutes and ten seconds long, until yesterday. Now it’s eighteen minutes and seven seconds long. Someday it might even be seconds shorter than that.
To explain exactly what is involved in setting this current record, here’s a rundown.
First, you have to use the iQue version of the game, The iQue was a Nintendo console only sold in China that played Nintendo 64 games in digital form, and it runs its games slightly faster than all other regions do. You turn the game on, quickly make an “AAAAAA” name for yourself, watch the opening cutscenes, race out your treehouse as soon as you’re given control and strafe/roll to the Kokiri store(because simply running isn’t as fast). You buy one Deku Stick, strafe backwards up to the Lost Woods and use the Deku Stick against the Zora River opening to glitch through the wall. You fall through the river, surface at Hyrule Field, and hit the rock wall with the stick to activate another glitch that shoots you backwards rapidly. This takes you into Kakariko Village, where you gather the Cuccos as quickly as possible to get a bottle from the Cucco Lady. You catch a bug in the bottle for later, save, reset, and once back at Kokiri Village, you buy a Deku Shield, use another stick to glitch under Mido and enter the Deku Tree. Once you’ve climbed the minimum amount possible to fall and break the web, you do so and enter Queen Gohma’s lair. Once locked inside with the one-eyed arachnid, you stick-glitch through the door and slash at Gohma’s eye through it with another stick. Gohma dies, you exit and re-enter the room, and then you bring out the bottle and let the bugs loose. You catch another one, and then while the bottle is still in your hand, you move into the center warp and hold several buttons, which glitches the warp out. Then you leave — and you’re halfway through Ganon’s collapsing castle. Beat Ganon as quickly as possible using just a Deku Stick, and you’ve cleared Ocarina of Time in a little over eighteen minutes.
That wasn’t so hard, was it?