Does Rolling Speed Things Up in Zelda Games?

Nintendojo answers the question you’ve had in the back of your head ever since the first time you rolled all the way across Hyrule Field in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time: Is this getting me there quicker or do I just look like a Hylian jackass?

Hit the jump for the video and the results may very well surprise you. And even if they don’t, I have another video that might surprise you if the Rolling Link one doesn’t. And if neither video tickles your fancy, well then I can rustle up some cute cat footage that might rouse your interest.So is rolling really the best way to get across Hyrule Field in Ocarina of Time?

Well, as you can see from the video above, it seems as though rolling offers a slight advantage over running. On the other hand, Nintendojo doesn’t quite do things like the pros. Check out this speed run video:

It’s strange that walking backwards is faster than running forward in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time but the proof is in the pudding, er, YouTube video …

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Eder Campuzano

Eder is a journalism major at the University of Oregon and copy chief of Flux, the School of Journalism and Communication's flagship magazine. When he's not playing video games or writing about them, Eder enjoys going to concerts, walking the UO campus with his trusty iPod, James McCloud, and climbing steep hills in running shoes. His favorite games include Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong Country 2, Bioshock and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

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