Speedrunner Misses Beating His Own Ocarina of Time Record By Two Seconds

"No, no, no, no," said the speedrunner, as he realized his last-second mistake.

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Speedrunner ZFG holds the world record for beating The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time under the 100% speedrun condition, clocking in at four hours, 25 minutes, and 25 seconds. 100% of Ocarina of Time means tracking down and obtaining all health pieces, upgrades, etc.

The speedrunning reddit noticed his latest run was four hours, 25 minutes, and 26 seconds.

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Ouch.

ZFG regularly streams Ocarina of Time on his Twitch channel, and was gunning for his world record attempt yesterday.

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"I swear that wasn't on purpose," he said. "My setup there is bomb, jump-slash, turn around, set bomb. I didn't press B. I pressed B too fast and it didn't register."

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He missed matching the old record by a single second and beating the record by two seconds. At the end of his run, a single mistake may have cost him from setting the record a tiny bit lower.

He took it in stride, though. As soon as the run was over, he just sighed.

"Well, that was a fun run."

You can reach the author of this post at patrick.klepek@kotaku.com or on Twitter at @patrickklepek.

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DISCUSSION

Presumably he has practiced many times and come just short of his best performance many times...why is this noteworthy?