Speedrun marathons usually leave us with some very amazing moments due to the challenges that arise and the times of authentic madness that are usually achieved. That has not been an exception in the ESA Winter 2023, the European speedrunning marathon which usually takes place every year around these dates and which serves to raise tens of thousands of euros for a charitable cause.
One of the craziest moments of this year’s edition happened just a few hours ago, as speedrunner Bubzia was able to beat The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Blindfolded. If completing the award-winning title in record time is spectacular, doing it this way is simply amazing.
Especially since he has been able to pass it on in less than an hour and a half. Exactly the time that she has obtained has been from 1:26:36, thus surpassing his previous mark that stood at 1:37:08. Also, we must not forget that we are talking about a game whose action takes place entirely in an open world, for which it requires a beastly memorization.
More than anything because he has to know exactly how far he has to go and in what direction to reach the different key areas of the adventure. So we can see him at certain times positioning himself in different ways or making certain jumps and blows to calculate exactly how much he is moving.
You only need the first 40 minutes to get out of the starting area after passing the trials of the various shrines. And it does not mean that during the remaining 40 minutes I complete the challenges of the Divine Beasts, because this category is about “Any%”which means that all you have to do is beat the game, no matter how much of the story you have completed so far.
The hour and a half that the speedrun lasts is not wasted because it does not stop leaving us with brutal moments due to the techniques it uses and is even able to return and dodge the attacks of the Guardians without problems. And yes, he also goes up against Ganon and all of his previous blind phases.
If all this leaves you wanting more, just point out that in your profile on the speedruns website you can see how other blind games are passed toocomo Super Mario 64, Super Smash Bros. Melee o The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, entre otros.