FANDEMONIUM!: Speed Run — Willow (NES)


A speed run of a videogame based on a movie that’s actually good! Check out Willow for the NES!

Welcome to FANDEMONIUM!, where we love to see movie-based videogames that aren’t horrible.

Willow came out in theatres in 1988 and starred a dwarf named Willow. He sets out to  protect Elora Danan, a baby girl who is destined to overthrow the evil Queen Bavmorda. It was a charming lil’ movie that grossed about $57,269,863 (according to IMDb).

Capcom, who were truly on their A-Game back then, got the OK from Lucasfilm to create a videogame based on the movie for the NES that follows the story of the film in an action-RPG. And the result was this awesome game.

Speed runner Marc J. ‘Emptyeye’ Dziezynski played through Willow in one shot, finishing the game in an hour and a half.

Willow – Best time: single-segment 1:34:13 by Marc J. ‘Emptyeye’ Dziezynski on 2007-04-25.

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