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For most players, completing the original Legend of Zelda for NES is a major feat, as the game is difficult, cryptic, and long. For speedrunner Darkwing Duck, the challenge was beating the game faster than anyone else ever has, and he makes that look easy.
The record he set was 30:29, blowing away the usual casual times of between 5 and 10 hours. He has refined his playthrough to near perfection, and yet even this world-class play, he says, needs improvement, presenting exciting prospects for the future of Legend of Zelda speedruns.
Check out Darkwing Duck on Twitch here.
Twice a year, our friends over at zeldathon.net hold a Zelda marathon of titanic proportions, each time raising lots of money for charity. It’s that time of year again, and this time it’ll be Zeldathon Relief, raising money for Direct Relief. They’ve done huge marathons like this many times before, and this one promises to be the biggest yet, with more games than ever! This includes brand new games like Hyrule Warriors, and obscure games like Wand of Gamelon, in addition to the entirety of the main series.
This is going to be the second time that they are employing the “adventure” system, in which each game is unlocked in sequence, each one requiring a certain donation goal to unlock. To get all the way to the grand finale, they will have to raise a knee-weakening $100,000!
All proceeds will go to Direct Relief, a non-profit charity that provides necessary medical resources to people in need due to poverty or emergency situations. If you’re looking for your good deed of the day, any donation, even just $5, is very much appreciated.
Even if you can’t donate, you are encouraged to share it with friends (or enemies), or just watch and have a good time. Check it out over at zeldathon.net. The stream starts today, December 27, at 4 p.m. EST, so be sure to be there.
A little over two months ago our good friends the Shinesparkers released their improbably massive collaborative tribute to music in the Super Smash Bros. series, Harmony of Heroes. That, by the way, is incredible and totally free to download. Get it from the Harmony of Heroes website here.
Despite this achievement, they still aren’t done, as they have just announced a continuation to Harmony of Heroes called Harmony of Heroes: Final Smash. It’s going to be the same deal, with fan created remixes of many Smash Bros. songs, but this time it will feature many new tracks from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS.
This is definitely something to look forward to. Those of you who are fans of Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man, Xenoblade, or Punch Out should be doubly sure to check it out.
Don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments below to keep the conversation going!
Out of all the gaming channels on Youtube, Did You Know Gaming is one of the accomplished and one of the most consistent in terms of producing high quality content. These guys have been cranking out fascinating trivia videos on all sorts of games with the biggest Youtube gaming stars commentating them for a long time now.
One would think that after a while they would start to run out of trivia, but so far this isn’t the case. In fact, they’ve just put out their fifth video on just The Legend of Zelda! Not only that, but it’s narrated by the one and only PeanutButterGamer. If you have any interest in Zelda, or video games in general, be sure to check this out, as these are some really good bits of trivia.
What do you think? Did you already know any of this? Anything you found surprising? Be sure to discuss it in the comments section or on Zelda Eternity’s forums.
A while back, we reported on a project being worked on by our friends the Shinesparkers called Harmony of Heroes. It is a mind-numbingly massive collaborative musical tribute to the Super Smash Bros series, and official launch details were released just yesterday.
The album, consisting of 101 songs spanning more than 7 hours, will come out on October 4, and will be accompanied by a listening party. For information on that, check out the event’s Facebook page. You should also check out their official website for further details.
This will definitely make for good listening while playing Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments section or on Zelda Eternity’s forums.
We here at Zelda Eternity are no strangers to the Game Theorists Youtube Channel. In the past they have tackled many Zelda related topics between their three series.
This time around, Game Theory host Matthew Patrick tackles the question of which Link would win in a fight between all of them, and his very definitive conclusion may surprise you.
If you liked the video, be sure to check out the Game Theorists Youtube Channel for more stuff like that.
What do you think? Do you agree with his conclusion? Do you disagree? Let us know in the comments section or on Zelda Eternity’s forums!
We here at Zelda Eternity may have our own Zelda marathon for charity coming up, but that doesn’t stop us from appreciating the remarkable work and devotion of others to put on their own Zelda livestreams for charity.
Starting today the team over at zeldathon.net will be playing Zelda games continuously for over a week with the goal of raising over $100,000 for St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital. Yes, you read that right, if the donation goal is reached, this will truly be an event for the ages.
To keep things interesting, the Zeldathon team is introducing the “Adventure System,” by which the next game to be played will be earned by reaching a certain donation goal. If all goes as planned, they will be playing every game in the Zelda series, and then some.
Don’t miss out! Hop on over to zeldathon.net where the marathon will be beginning in less than 3 hours, or, if you’re reading this in the future, it has already begun. Also, be sure to donate if you can.
A while back, we reported on an upcoming project by our good friends at the Shinesparkers called “Harmony of Heroes”, a fan-arrangement album of songs from the entire Super Smash Bros. series.
Well, just recently they launched their website and put out a second trailer for our viewing (but mostly listening) pleasure. Visit their website here, and check out the trailer above.
This is definitely something for fans of Mario, Donkey Kong, Pikmin, Metroid, Star Fox, F-Zero, Fire Emblem, Kirby, and yes, The Legend of Zelda, to keep track of. If you are any of those things, mark your calendars, or at least leave a few pages free for marking, because Harmony of Heroes releases digitally for free this fall.
Check out one of their Zelda-related art assets by Feri Gonzáles after the jump.
For over 2 years the folks over at Game Art HQ have been working on a project called Link’s Blacklist, a collaborative art tribute to the cornucopia of nefarious creatures skulking through the hallowed halls of the Zelda series.
They just recently updated the project with a handful of new pieces, including some of the bosses of A Link Between Worlds, bringing the total count up above 200!
This massive collaboration of over 40 artists is nothing to sneeze at, so be sure to check it out here (slightly NSFW).
Gaze in awe at some examples after the jump.
Here at Zelda Eternity, we’re big fans of artsy homages to the Zelda series. It seems that if you share in this appreciation, Belgian artist Vadu Amka is your man, as his custom modded consoles are top-notch eye candy for art loving gamers.
While he mods consoles to honor many different gaming franchises, several of the pieces featured in his extensive resume are related to our beloved Zelda series, and these examples happen to be particularly easy on the eyes.
Hit the jump if you want to get that feeling of wishing you have something that you’ll never have.