Original Legend Of Zelda Glitch Allows Finish In Under 3 Minutes

September 19, 2016


This is a video detailing a glitch discovered in the Legend Of Zelda version 1.1 for the Famicom that allows a player to beat the game in under three minutes. It does not work on Nintendo though so don't try it unless you like wasting time/disappointing the friends and family you gathered to watch. Basically it goes like this: you enter special names for your player saves during the name entry screen, then go to the second dungeon, get the whistle, go to the graveyard, spawn ten ghosts by touching graves, pause until the overworld music reaches a certain part, unpause, press A and B at the same time and TA-DA, you warp straight to Zelda. This video goes into great detail explaining why it works, which was all over my head because I'm stupid. I had a teacher in middle school tell me I was smart once, but she lied. She also turned out to be a lunch lady. I thought she taught eating.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to my mortal enemy Terry, who keeps trying to find a glitch in the Matrix that'll kill me.

  • Emmitt Morgans

    *person who has never played a LoZ game*: "You warp straight to yourself? That makes NO sense!"

  • reave

    I've played it dozens and dozens of times through since the 80's, and I have no ideas wtf just happened.

  • Emmitt Morgans

    It's convoluted, but I was just making light of a common misconception regarding the naming of characters in that video game series... and now I've pretty much explained my joke. Welp, not that it was funny in the first place.

  • Bubbubsky

    That could have been spoken to me in Greek and I probably would have understood it just as much.

  • archer923

    Basically, by using the character naming screen, whistle, and ghosts. You force the game to write code, the way you want. Till you enter Zelda's room. In a sense. The load menu was turned into a very difficult to use Game Genie.

    The Whistle is use to write code on the first line. - Your Quarterback runs past the linebackers. The game needs to go to the next line. Were the character naming comes in. So you can load Zelda's room. Quarterback dodges some guys. - The crashing bug from your health info. Then has to go between two guys to reach touchdown, - the music. timing part. He types Zelda out. The door to touchdown opens.

  • Bubbubsky

    Does anything change if you use Bo Jackson instead of a quarterback?

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