Any% RTA (NTSC-U 1.0) OUTDATED

This is the fastest route for Any% on the NTSC-U 1.0 version of the game. This version has an exclusive glitch inside the Ancient Cistern which allows this route. While this route saves 3-4 minutes over the Japanese route, the text differences make Japanese still the fastest version.

Runs should start with a blank Hero Mode file in slot 1, and New Adventure files in slots 2 and 3.

The route splits slightly in Skyloft, depending on whether you want to do the Wing Ceremony cutscene skip or not (safe route).

Note: Bomb Bag Skip is rather difficult and saves about 40s as seen by the timings below. For a beginner it might be easier to obtain the bomb bag in the Earth Temple.


Bomb Bag Skip Differences from Standard Faron Trial in BiT Route:

  • Alternate Eldin 1 Route (+8s)
  • Skips Bombs in Earth Temple (-140s)
  • Bombless Scaldera fight (+40s)
  • No Bomb Refill After Scaldera (-5s)
  • Three Bombless Deaths (+27s)
  • Faster Deaths in Summit/Sanctuary (-12s)
  • Deathwarp to Heal in Cistern (+17s)
  • Climbs Cistern Statue Twice (+10s)
  • Bombless Koloktos fight (+15s)

Net Time Change: ~0:40 saved


Skyloft (Safe Version, 15s slower)

  • TALK TO FLEDGE
  • Zelda Cutscene
  • Save at Lower Academy (LA) Statue
  • Activate BiT via Fall Damage at western ledge
    • Copy File 1 to File 3
    • Bonk Tree with File 1 (opens Lower Academy gates)
    • Corrupt File 3 at LA
    • Enter Goddess Statue with File 1
    • Start File 1 as Skyward Strike finishes charging
  • Groose Cutscene (should get Goddess Sword afterwards)
  • Rescue Loftwing
  • S&Q at Prompt after Tutorial
  • Activate BiT via Corrupt File 3
    • Bonk Tree with File 1 (opens both Academy gates)
    • Save File 1 at Upper Academy (UA) statue
    • Copy File 1 to File 2 during the save
    • Enter Sparring Hall with File 1
    • Open Practice Sword chest with File 3
    • After Text starts, open File 1
    • Start File 1 and clear second textbox simultaneously
  • Place Emerald Tablet
  • Adventure Pouch
  • Dive to Closer Sky Load Zone
  • Fi Text Skip to Surface

Skyloft (Fastest)

  • TALK TO FLEDGE
  • Zelda Cutscene
  • Groose Cutscene
  • Practice Sword
  • Rescue Loftwing
    • Damage to 2 Hearts on Chu (2/6 Hearts)
  • Save at Prompt
  • Sidehop CS Skip
  • Activate BiT via Fall Damage
    • Copy File 1 to File 2
    • Bonk Tree to Open Gates
    • Reverse BiTWarp into Goddess Statue
  • Goddess Sword
  • Place Emerald Tablet
  • Adventure Pouch
  • Dive to Closer Sky Load Zone
  • Fi Text Skip to Surface

Faron 1

  • Dodge Deku Babas
  • Jumpslash into Pit (2/6 Hearts)
  • Revitalizing Potion
  • Impa and her Beacon
  • Gorko Bokoblin fight with Skyward Strike
  • Enter Faron Woods
  • Machi Bokoblin fight with Skyward Strike
  • Bonk wall to lower vine early
  • Talk to Machi
  • Lopsa Bokoblin Fight with Skyward Strike
  • Cut the Grass for Erla
  • Through the Hole for Oolo
  • Slingshot from Kikwi Elder (20 seeds)
  • Enter Deep Woods (19 seeds)
  • Extending Blow (18 seeds)
    • If you miss, do Cube Warp + Fi Text Skip
  • Enter Skyview Temple (17 seeds)

Skyview Temple

  • Save at first statue
  • Activate BiT via Keese
    • Bonk Tree with File 2
    • BiTWarp File 1 UA
  • Kill Staldra
  • Break both wooden boards (for BiTMagic later)
  • Stalfos Fight for Beetle (15 seeds)
  • Get Red Rupee with Beetle (for BiTMagic later)
  • Kill Bokoblin on Rope, then save quickly at Boss Room
  • Activate BiT via Bokoblin on tightrope
    • Copy File 1 to File 3
    • Bonk Tree with File 2
    • Save File 2 (FAST ROUTE) or File 3 (SAFE ROUTE) at LA
    • Copy File 1 to File 3 again (SAFE ROUTE ONLY)
    • Start File 1, then trigger Shiekah Stone CS
  • Swing along vines for Golden Carving (13 seeds)
  • Run through Ghirahim fight
  • Ruby Tablet
  • S&Q at Prompt; Load File 3
  • Activate BiT via Bokoblin
    • Bonk Tree with File 2
    • Collect Rupee with File 1
    • Select File 3, then visit UA statue
    • Deselect File 3 and Save File 1 UA
    • Enter Goddess Statue with File 1
    • Clear Splash Screen to raise pedestal
    • Place Tablet in Pedestal
    • Start File 2 as Eldin Pillar forms
  • S&Q File 2, Load File 1

Eldin 1

  • Drink Revitalizing Potion (6/6 Hearts)
  • Place Ruby Tablet
  • Fly to Eldin
  • Save at Volcano Entry
  • Activate BiT via Fire Chu/Lava
    • Save File 2 at Bazaar Statue
    • Call Loftwing; Select File 2 during fadeout
    • Enter Eldin Pillar with File 3
    • Enter Behind the Temple with File 3
    • BiTWarp File 1 via Behind the Temple statue
    • 2 Hearts fall damage (4/6 Hearts)
  • Maneuver to Bomb Flowers while OoB
    • 2 Hearts fall damage (2/6 Hearts)
  • Blow up rocks near airvent
  • Save at Volcano Ascent
  • Activate BiT via Lava
    • Bonk Tree with File 2
    • Enter Goddess Statue with File 3
    • Select File 3 to Load Sword
    • Skyward Strike Crest on Pedestal
    • Select File 1 and Start right before flash from crest
  • Save at Volcano Ascent
  • Activate BiT via Lava
    • Enter Rupin's House with File 2
    • Sleep to Night
    • Exit with File 2
    • Slash gravestone with sword
    • Start File 1, then push grave to trigger CS
  • Take airvent up
  • Hit switch to extend bridge
  • Enter Earth Temple

Earth Temple

  • Camera manipulation for better lava platform cycle
  • Drawbridge rope CS skips
  • Save at central statue
  • Activate BiT via Lava
    • Enter Rupin's House with File 2
    • Sleep to Night
    • Exit with File 2
    • Slash gravestone with sword
    • Start File 1, then push grave to trigger CS
  • Trigger platform cutscene
  • Deathwarp via Lava to raise platforms (6/6 Hearts)
  • Stuttersprint up slopes for Dragon Sculpture
  • Scaldera Fight without Bombs (Good Luck!)
    • Let Scaldera climb to hit first bomb flowers
    • Roll a bomb flower into its mouth
    • Slash Scaldera's eye once
    • Damage on Bomb Flower while waiting (4/6 Hearts)
    • Roll a 2nd bomb flower into its mouth
    • Skyward Strike twice, then spin attack
    • Damage once during fireball attack (2/6 Hearts)
    • Throw a bomb into Scaldera's mouth
    • Skyward Strike, spin attack, Skyward Strike double hit
  • Amber Tablet

Lanayru

  • Fly to Thunderhead
  • Isle of Songs Puzzle for Farore's Courage
  • S&Q at Statue; Load File 3
  • Activate BiT via File 3 Bokoblin
    • Bonk Tree with File 2
    • Collect Rupee with File 1
    • Save File 1 LA
    • Select UA with File 3
    • Enter Goddess Statue with File 3
    • Clear Splash Screen to Raise Pedestal
    • Place Tablet
    • Start File 1 as Lanayru Pillar forms
  • Fly to Lanayru
  • Save at Mine Entry
  • Activate BiT via Bomb Flowers
    • Select Bazaar statue with File 3
    • Carefully avoid ELTS near shed
    • Enter Batreaux's House with File 1
    • Pull Beetle to startle Batreaux
    • Start File 1 and clear Batreaux's last textbox
    • His last textbox is sixth after the dialog option
  • Shoot eye of statue to spawn rupee (12 seeds)
  • Return to Sky and Reland at Temple of Time Statue
  • Enter/Exit LMF for Goddess Harp

Eldin 2

  • S&Q at Prompt; Load File 3
  • Activate BiT via File 3 Bokoblin
    • Save File 1 Bazaar
    • Deselect File 1 and Select File 2 during save
    • Enter Wryna's House with File 1
    • Sleep to Morning with File 1
    • Start File 1 as Wryna's Crystals spawn above her head
  • Fly to Eldin (Volcano Ascent)
  • Save at Volcano Ascent
  • Activate BiT via Bomb Flower/Lava
    • Select Bazaar Statue with File 3 to Open Shed
    • Carefully avoid ELTS near shed
    • Enter Batreaux's House with File 1
    • Start File 1 and clear Batreaux's last textbox
  • Deathwarp via Lava (6/6 Hearts)
  • Din's Silent Realm for Fireshield Earrings
  • Enter Volcano Summit
  • Damage on Fire Chu (2/6 Hearts)
  • Save at Summit Statue
  • Activate BiT via Lava
    • Save File 2 at Bazaar Statue
    • Call Loftwing; Select File 2 during fadeout
    • Enter Eldin Pillar with File 3
    • Return to Sky with File 2
    • Open File Select before mounting loftwing
    • Fly high then skydive to Lumpy Pumpkin
    • Enter with File 1
    • Sleep to Night
    • Exit with File 1
    • Start File 1, then get crystal in shed
  • Enter/Exit waterfall area
  • Save at Summit Statue
  • Activate BiT via Lava
    • COPY FILE 1 TO FILE 3
    • Bonk Tree with File 2
    • Save File 2 (FAST ROUTE) or File 3 (SAFE ROUTE) at LA
    • Copy File 1 to File 3 (SAFE ROUTE ONLY)
    • Start File 1, then trigger Shiekah Stone CS
  • Enter Waterfall Area
  • Bonk Waterfall to commit flag
  • Get Water from pool
  • Douse first flame wall
  • Enter Fire Sanctuary

RBM Sanctuary 1

  • Save at statue
  • Activate BiT via lava
    • Enter O&P's House with File 1
    • Sleep to Night with File 1
    • Start File 1 and collect crystal during fadeout
  • Shoot right owl statue to commit flag (11 seeds)
  • Save at statue
  • Activate BiT via lava
    • Bonk Tree with File 2
    • Start File 1, then visit the LA statue
  • Shoot left owl statue to commit flag (10 seeds)
  • Save at statue
  • Activate BiT via lava
    • Bonk Tree with File 2
    • Start File 1, then visit the UA statue
  • Shoot water pod to commit flag (9 seeds)
  • Save at statue

BiT Farore's Silent Realm

  • Activate BiT via lava
    • Save File 2 at Bazaar
    • Call Loftwing; Select File 2 during fadeout
    • Enter Eldin Pillar with File 3
    • During the falling CS, select File 2
    • Damage twice on Deku Babas
    • Enter Behind the Temple with File 2
    • Without opening Splash Screen, visit statue
    • Select File 2 during statue dialog, then back out
    • Enter Faron Woods with File 2
    • Skip Cutscene and Cross Rope
    • Cut down trees with File 3 selected
    • Select File 2 to lower log
    • Deselect File 2, then Select File 1 during loading zone to Lake Floria
    • Save File 1 at Waterfall Statue
    • Enter Faron Woods with File 1
    • Use Wii Motion+ Screen to scroll through Fi's two textboxes
    • While still on splash screen, die to Bokoblin
    • Select File 2, then Continue
    • Use Motion+ Menu to Navigate to Faron Trial
    • Enter Faron Trial with File 1 Selected
    • Open File Select, then Skip Cutscene
    • Go Back to Splash Screen and use Motion+ for movement/text scrolling
    • Do entire Faron Trial without opening file select
    • After entering circle with 15 tears, Open File Select
    • After text starts, open File 1
    • Start File 1 and clear fourth textbox
  • Enter Ancient Cistern

Ancient Cistern

  • Cistern Clip (or Drown) to Deathwarp (6/6 Hearts)
  • Cistern Clip to reach Whip (4/6 Hearts)
  • Climb two levels
    • Avoid Stalmaster by front hop jumpslash into spout
  • Cistern Clip again to reach basement (2/6 Hearts)
  • Blessed Idol
  • Climb three levels and unlock boss door
  • Raise Statue with Whip
  • Koloktos without Bombs
  • Farore's Flame

RBM Sanctuary 2

  • Fly to Eldin (Inside Fire Sanctuary)
  • Save at Inside Fire Sanctuary statue
  • Activate BiT via lava
    • Start File 1, then visit the Bazaar statue
  • Get Fairy from Pot to commit flag
  • Mysterious Crystals
  • Ghirahim 2
    • Get Heart Container (7/7 Hearts)
  • Din's Flame
  • SAVE AT PROMPT

Tricky BiTs

  • Use Fairy, then activate BiT via firewall
    • Save File 2 at Bazaar
    • Call Loftwing; Select File 2 during fadeout
    • Enter Eldin Pillar with File 3
    • Select and Deselect File 2 during landing CS
    • Enter Behind the Temple with File 3
    • Trigger Groose CS; Use Motion+ Menu to scroll text
    • Enter Sealed Temple and Clear Motion+ Menu
    • Select File 2 ASAP in Temple
    • Enter Circle to get Ballad
    • Back out of File 2, Select File 1
    • Start File 1 and clear textbox at same time
  • Save at Sealed Temple statue; Reset, then Load File 3
  • Activate BiT via Lava on File 3
    • Bonk Tree with File 2
    • Select UA with File 1, then Save File 2
    • Call Loftwing; Select File 2 during fadeout
    • Enter Eldin Pillar with File 3
    • Enter Behind the Temple with File 2
    • Select Behind the Temple Statue with Splash Screen, then select File 1
    • Save with S&Q, then deselect File 1 and Select File 2
    • Cancel both menus
    • Enter Faron Woods with File 2
    • Hold Z and Start File 1, then cancel CS with 2

Endgame

  • Enter Sealed Temple to trigger Imprisoned 2 fight
  • Jumpslash down twice (3/7 Hearts)
    • Optionally, can sidehop left off the second ledge to preserve 2 Hearts for endgame bosses
  • Imprisoned 2 Fight
  • True Master Sword
  • Horde with Skip (3/7 Hearts)
  • Ghirahim 3 and Demise
Last updated 07/02/2020 – Floha258