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Submission #1894: Marik the Gamer's NES Legend of Zelda in 17:59.7

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: Legend of Zelda
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Zelda
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 17:59.7
FrameCount: 64782
Re-record count: (unknown)
Author's real name: Patrick
Author's nickname: Marik the Gamer
Submitter: Marik the Gamer
Submitted at: 2008-03-26 17:52:51
Text last edited at: 2011-12-19 20:19:00
Text last edited by: Ilari
Download: Download (12958 bytes)
Status: decision: rejected
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Author's comments and explanations:
This movie was done to give a rough ideal of how to survive the start of the first quest in the original NES version of Zelda

Game objectives

  • Emulator used: FCEU-0.98. 15
  • Getting seven Heart Containers
  • White Sword
  • Boomerang
  • First set of Bombs
  • Bow
  • Blue Candel
  • Triforce Piece 1


Basicly after watching something called 'Let's Play Zelda' on YouTube and how disturbingly done it was I got motivated to try to do one of my own. Thus I decided to make 'Teach me Zelda' for a step by step trip around the Original 'Legend of Zelda' for the NES. The purpose here is to open up to all new players to this game where to find things, how to obtain every item, and get to Zelda without having a single death mark on record. Zelda is a very nicely well done game that has captivated the gaming world for about as many years as Mega Man, making it a very well known and loved classic.

Stage by stage comments

Obtain Bombs

Basically for the first part of the movie I was running around to gather rupees for bombs. That changed when Octoroks gladly dropped me some bombs, and I was moving on.

Get two more Hearts to life bar

After gaining the power of bombs and a nice rupee stash I opened up the first two hidden Heart containers. Enough for the White sword but with the rupee stash up there I decided to buy something else.

Purchase Blue candle and obtain HC 3

After we found two more Heart Containers, thought a third would be fun and informative. Also got the candle at the same time, hey every investment counts does it not?

Getting the White Sword

A small guide from the third heart container towards the powerful White Sword. Not really needed for Dungeon 1, but good to get ahead

Clearing Eagle Dungeon

A over-view and step by step guide to safely clear Dungeon 1. Every room explored and every item gathered.

Other Comments

The only thing I could of hope for to be better...was better control during the game play, but I believe it was well done nevertheless

Things to keep an eye on are locations, drops, and basically survival movements so that you can have that perfect run

What could of made it better? I probably think that would be how fast I did it, I done it faster, but sometimes a good slow pace wins the race in the end. Still I think speed will be the key to improvement.

For right now, I don't really think a screenshot is really needed, unless I am told otherwise.

DeHackEd: This is a tool-assisted speedrun site, so I'm rejecting this video for failing to use tools. I think you didn't check the various FAQ, Rules, Guidelines and other related pages on the site.

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