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[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warp glitch" in 05:31.92 by TASeditor, Arc & Inzult.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2016-11-26)
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Submission #5294 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2652 (05:35.93)
Rating: 8.7 (5 votes)
   
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is quite different from most of the early games in the Legend of Zelda series. It combines an overworld view with side-scrolling platform stages. In addition, the character can gain experience and levels, visit towns, and earn spells and items which are needed to proceed.

However, the game also has a large glitch which produces massive speed when both Left and Right are pressed at the same time; due to the use of this and other glitches, most of this run features Link racing across Hyrule so fast that the screen can't keep up, and inexplicably warping between places that shouldn't be connected. Only a few items and one spell are collected, and the only enemy ever fought is the final boss. Luckily, he takes the same amount of damage no matter what level attack you have.

In this run, Arc improves on TASEditor's previous efforts by four seconds due to a recently discovered encounter glitch. See the author's comments for more details.

We also have a run that completes the six palaces without using the Left + Right glitch to turn the game into a barely comprehensible mess (but does allow the use of glitched warps) and another run that disallows both the Left + Right glitch and the use of glitched warps.

This movie was a part of a two-hour Zelda II TAS showcase with audio commentary by Arc, Inzult, Jackimus, Mithical9, and Feasel.

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Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warp glitch" by TASeditor, Arc & Inzult in 05:31.92 (2016-11-26)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warp glitch" by TASeditor in 05:35.93 (2014-07-28)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Console-verified]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warp glitch" by TASeditor in 05:36.43 (2014-03-23)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warp glitch" by Inzult in 05:43.47 (2008-03-24)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warp glitch" by Inzult in 06:13.08 (2007-03-25)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warp glitch" by Gigafrost in 06:16.93 (2005-06-01)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) by Arc & Inzult in 38:38.45 (2016-11-10)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "warpless" by Arc, FatRatKnight, Inzult, & Rising Tempest in 45:26.04 (2016-11-08)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) by Arc, Inzult & Rising Tempest in 45:35.36 (2016-09-24)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Console-verified]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) by inzult, Rising Tempest in 45:42.13 (2014-04-19)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "no zipping or unintended exits" by Rising Tempest & Inzult in 47:57.05 (2008-05-19)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "no zipping, no unintended exits" by Rising Tempest & Inzult in 48:14.98 (2007-01-26)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "no zipping, no unintended exits" by Inzult in 49:00.25 (2006-09-21)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (USA) "no zipping, no unintended exits" by Rising Tempest in 49:41.67 (2006-05-28)
- - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]FDS Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (FDS) "no zipping, no unintended exits" by Arc in 53:58.62 (2004-09-03)
- - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]FDS Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (FDS) "no zipping, no unintended exits" by Boco in 59:23.4 (2004-04-12)


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