New Dragon Quest 3 speedrun strategy involves swapping around other cartridges


No extra scorching plates, hopefully

Speedrunners have a knack for locating new methods to mess with video games within the search of sooner clear instances, and the newest Dragon Quest 3 strategy is not any exception. Runner Hitshee has now cleared Dragon Quest 3 in underneath seven minutes by swapping the cartridge around with a couple of other video games whereas enjoying.

In a video, Hitshee broke down their strategy, which involves pulling the cartridge for Dragon Quest 3 and inserting a number of other video games: Dr. Mario, Final Fantasy, and Kirby’s Adventure. They recorded their full playthrough of the speedrun, however the video within the tweet beneath highlights the cartridge-swapping motion.

Nintendo Enthusiast broke down Hitshee’s clarification of the approach. By swapping in new cartridges and inputting particular instructions, it’ll end in some rewrites that end in maxed-out get together members, merchandise codes being rewritten, and the sport getting just a little buggy. Once the fitting swaps and inputs have occurred, the participant can merely Zoom to the fortress in Tantegel and, with a couple of ending strikes, be greeted with the ending of Dragon Quest 3.

Dragon Quest 3 runners aren’t any stranger to odd strategies. It wasn’t that way back that some on this “anything goes” class had been putting their consoles on a hot plate after discovering they might bug saves when their cartridges reached a particular temperature.

Not solely does this appear just a little bit safer, it additionally has some actual outcomes. In the video above, Hitshee units a time of 6:47.10, they usually’ve posted times below six minutes as well. The ingenuity of speedrunners to not simply discover quick strategies for beating a recreation by itself phrases, however to find any approach they’ll shave minutes off a run—even resorting to scorching plates and scorching swaps—will at all times amaze me.



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