Welcome to the first of what I hope will be a become a recurring series of events. The idea is that we pick a quest from the database and challenge players to compete to accomplish certain objectives. The objectives could range from races, to collection contests, defeating certain foes ... With the rich variety of quests of all different types, there's lots of possibilities here! There's no schedule for these events, but if it turns out to be popular, expect to see a new one fairly soon.
Let's start this off simple with a speedrun race for the quest Antiquity. Antiquity is about as classic-styled a quest as you'll get. It mimics the style of the original Legend of Zelda so perfectly that it feels like a true sequel to the NES original. There's a few additional bosses that feel right out of an old NES game, and a brand new overworld and dungeons to explore. The quest comes from one of the lead Zelda Classic developers, Saffith himself!
To enter, simply record a video of your playthrough and Link to it here. Entries will close at 11:59 US Pacific time on Saturday, November 26th. That gives you right about 2 weeks. Feel free to study the game beforehand, watch videos, or play through it multiple times for the best you can do. Races with multiple players are fine, in fact encouraged, but each contestant must have their own entry video. For those who haven't recorded before, I recommend Open Broadcaster software, which is fairly lightweight and seems to do well even on low-end systems with a few settings tweaks. Commentary on the videos is entirely optional.
The time we use will be the completion time displayed in the classic ending after saving Zelda in the first quest. F6+Continue and uncapping is allowed (since the in-game completion time is unaffected). You're free to post your entry here any time you like, but be aware that other players may see your time and aim to beat it.
With all that said ... This contest isn't really about the winner. It's about playing a quest and having fun! Even if your time ends up not being the greatest, I hope you all will share your videos anyway. I'm excited to see how you all do. Good luck to any who enter!