Seer on the ridiculousness of Dragon Quest I speedrunning

Don’t let the time in the above thumbnail fool you—a Dragon Quest I speedrun for the NES takes much longer than 23:28 to practice and get right and Seer investigated the reasons why.

Despite having extremely simple and limited objectives, the world record requirements are dramatic. So either you possess memory the likes of which has never been seen, or you can read and play simultaneously.

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Why can’t it be as simple and glitchy as Pokémon Blue/Red/Yellow? They’re all 8-bit after all!

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