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Submission #720: DonamerDragon's GB The Legend Of Zelda, Links Awakening "warp glitch" in 04:27.68

Console: Game Boy
Game name: The Legend Of Zelda, Links Awakening
Game version: USA v1.0
ROM filename: Legend of Zelda, The - Link's Awakening (U) (V1.0) [!].vbm
Branch: warp glitch
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 04:27.68
FrameCount: 16061
Re-record count: 456
Author's real name: Paul Acito
Author's nickname: DonamerDragon
Submitter: DonamerDragon
Submitted at: 2005-06-14 22:32:05
Text last edited at: 2005-06-14 23:42:50
Text last edited by: Bisqwit
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:
I used VisualBoyAdvance under the GB setting.

      * Uses warps
      * Abuses the map warp glitch heavily
      * Manipulates luck to save time
      * Takes Damage to save time
      * Uses game restart sequence
My aim for this game was to complete it as fast as possible. I take damage this time while fighting the axe warrior to save time.

Links Awakening is an adventure game where Link must collect instroments in order to wake the wind fish and find his way off Koholint Island.

I completed this game without collecting any instroments! The only Item I collect is the L-1 sword and the L-1 shield. The method for beating this game seems to be well known, and am shocked that I don't see a time attack for it. Thanks to David Wonn for his well known glitches. ( http://kontek.net/davidwonn/ ). The only differences between what he features and what I did was that when warping to the level 8 in-game warp: You do not have to restart the game then, rather falling on the right hole will warp you straight to that warp! That saves a lot of time. I also don't wait for the nightmare to go into play after I am done glitching up the final battle. I found a way to make the game glitch somewhat the same, but made the battle between the Aghanims more difficult. However it was faster this way! This game was hard because luck manipulation was very random it seemed. I wasn't fighting the game to create just a good path, I was fighting the game to glitch right as well. When I am fighting the Aghanims it appears that I waste time by missing the first set of balls. This cannot be helped.

This is my second run of this game, the ending included this time. I shaved 21 seconds off my last run, which I didn't think was possible.

I took the advice of torbjrn. Thanks! I do feel like a moron though, as I probably should have known this before hand. Like I said, I'm still new at this. Kind of like burning your hand in fire. You do it once and you learn forever, and hopefully you won't do it again. Furthermore I'm sorry to everyone for jumping the gun, of course I probably made myself look more like a fool then anything else...Please forgive me and this is my LAST ONE. I'm not doing this run again unless I am given a real reason to.

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