The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time Completed In 16 Minutes

Link's quest comes to a very quick end.

Ocarina of Time
Ocarina of Time

It may not have seemed possible, but the speedrunner Torje Amundsen managed to complete The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time in just sixteen minutes.

To put things into perspective, Ocarina of Time takes most players around twenty-six hours to beat (or much longer if you include the various side quests), so this achievement is pretty incredible, even if Amundsen did cut corners by using a few tricks and optimal glitches.

If you’re still not convinced that it was humanly possible to complete Ocarina of Time in such a limited timespan, you can view Amundsen’s full playthrough of the Wii Virtual Console version below, but be warned that there is some profanity present in the video.

Either way, you can see he reaches the end in just sixteen minutes and fifty-eight seconds, and he probably deserves a medal to celebrate. But according to, he made a few mistakes which added a few extra seconds to his playthrough, meaning that it still may be possible for someone out there to reach the end in even less time than Amundsen.

Since Ocarina of Time is such a magnificent game, you may be wondering why anyone would want to play through it so quickly instead of savouring everything it has to offer. However, not only has it been popular among the speedrunning community for years, but one of them even managed to complete the game blindfolded. Granted, the concept of speedrunning won’t appeal to all gamers, but the level of skill and dedication it takes is still admirable.

As a side note, it took me four years to finish Ocarina of Time, so seeing Amundsen reach the end in less than twenty minutes is somewhat infuriating for me. Instead of being a sore loser, however, I would like to congratulate Amundsen on his amazing achievement.

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