[TAS] NES The Legend of Zelda by Lord Tom in 22:17.53
This is a tool-assisted speedrun. For more information, see http://tasvideos.org/3232M.html. TAS originally published on 2016-10-09.
The Legend of Zelda (ゼルダの伝説) is an adventure game that needs no introduction to most NES players. It is a large game that normally takes days to beat, but at TASVideos, we often reduce games to the minimum time necessary in order to complete them. It's a secret to everybody.
This is the seventh iteration of this TAS, 20.6 seconds faster than the previous run (http://tasvideos.org/1685M.html). The improvements are largely due to better luck manipulation and some major route changes that lead to Link staying away from gambling. For more details, read the submission comments or the author's subtitles on the encodes. The encodes feature commentary by the author as soft subtitles.
This run was console verified using micro500's TASLink replay device (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTZc2...) (with 1 frame per latch poll).