Speedrunning is the practice of completing video games as quickly as possible using glitches, exploits, or optimal strategies in order to save time. Speedrunners compete to set new records while showing off their skills and knowledge of the game; some speedruns can take minutes or seconds while others could last hours or days!
In this article, we will look at some of the longest speedrun records ever set by gamers who have dedicated themselves to mastering their chosen games. We will also examine some of the challenges and rewards of undertaking such feats while answering some frequently asked questions about speedrunning.
Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean – 100% – 341:20:03
Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean is a role-playing game developed for Nintendo GameCube that was first released in 2003. Featuring a card-based combat system and an expansive fantasy world to discover, this role-playing adventure offers hours of enjoyment!
For this game’s 100% speedrun category, players must collect and utilize every card within the game – including those that take real-time hours to change or transform. One such card, known as Shampoo, takes 300 hours before reaching its ultimate form.
Julien “Baffan” Jaffres holds the current world record in this category for speedrunning The Sims 4 for PC in 341 hours, 20 minutes, and three seconds – starting on December 18th 2016 and concluding his run on January 4th 2017 via Twitch streaming platform with over 10,000 viewers watching him throughout.
Baffan explained his motivations for doing the run were two-fold; to challenge himself and demonstrate his passion for the game. Additionally, he enjoyed engaging with fellow runners through chats, sharing knowledge about football with them. His ultimate goal is sub-340 hours.
Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon – 100%
Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon was released for multiple platforms in 2015. The game follows an adventurous spider as it explores an ominous mansion and its grounds, collecting insects while uncovering mysterious secrets.
For this game to qualify as 100% speedrun category, the player must collect every insect, spider skin, secret room and achievement in it. Furthermore, its dynamic weather system varies based on player location and time – which impacts some aspects of gameplay.
Snowfats of Canada holds the current world record for this category with his run of 528 hours, 16 minutes, and 44 seconds2. His run began August 6th 2015 and concluded September 9th 2015. Snowfats recorded all 24 parts of his run via YouTube for future reference.
Snowfats was inspired to do this run because he enjoyed the game and wanted to see how long it would take. He enjoyed experimenting with various strategies and routes; waiting for weather changes proved the hardest part of this run, according to Snowfats.
Digimon World 2 will start at 16:59:58
Digimon World was released for PlayStation in 2000 as an RPG title. Players take on the role of Digimon Tamers who explore dungeons while fighting enemies with their Digimon allies.
The Any Speedrun category in this game challenges the player to beat the final boss and see the credits as quickly as possible. There are various random elements which could impede or alter this run, such as enemy encounters, item drops, Digimon recruitment and dungeon layout.
Current world record holder in this category is Zer0skar_I, an American speedrunner who completed the game in 16 hours 59 minutes and 58 seconds3. Starting his run on June 6th 2020 and concluding it on June 7th 2020 via Twitch streaming with hundreds of viewers following him along his entire route, Zer0skar_I set an incredible world record time in this category.
Zer0skar_I chose this game because he grew up playing it and wanted a challenge. He found pleasure in learning its mechanics and optimizing his route; the hardest part of his run was dealing with RNG (random number generator) while remaining focused over time.
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FAQs: The Ultimate guide to your question
Q. What Is Speedrunning?
A. Speedrunning refers to the practice of playing video games quickly as possible by exploiting glitches, exploits, or optimal strategies in order to save time.
Q. Why do people participate in speedrunning?
A. People participate in speedrunning for various reasons, including personal satisfaction, competition, entertainment, charity or community involvement.
Q. How can I begin speedrunning?
A. To start speedrunning, it is essential that you select a game you enjoy playing and learn its rules and categories of speedrunning. There are resources such as guides, videos, forums, leaderboards and communities on Speedrun.com or SpeedDemosArchive.com that can assist in this endeavour.
Q. How can I record my speedruns?
A. To record speedruns, you need a device or software capable of capturing both gameplay footage and audio from your run. Consoles or computers with built-in recording features or external capture cards may work; or streaming platforms like Twitch or YouTube allow you to livestream or upload them later.
Q. How can I submit my speedruns?
A. To submit a speedrun, it’s essential that you abide by the rules and guidelines for both game and category of your speedrun, while providing proof by uploading your video or providing access to stream archive. Your runs can then be submitted on websites such as Speedrun.com or SpeedDemosArchive.com where they will be verified by moderators before being added to leaderboards.
Q. How can I improve my speedruns?
A. To improve your speedruns, regular practice and learning from mistakes is necessary. Study other runners’ strategies and techniques and implement them into your own runs if applicable. Also seek feedback and advice from other runners or join online communities where tips and tricks can be shared among runners.