|Completion Date||Oct. 20, 2015|
|Runner||Hunter 'Blazephlozard' Davidson|
Single segment run. Final time is 46:04.
I've been speedrunning for about 2 years now, doing a wide variety of games, but the most important game to me has been Grunty's Revenge. The Banjo series means a lot to me, and while Kazooie and Tooie have been grinded and improved by many, Grunty's Revenge was left very unoptimized. I've been glad to give this underrated game the love and care it deserves.
The first speedrun I ever watched as a kid was the old Banjo-Kazooie 100% run by David 'marshmallow' Gibbons here on SDA, so it means so much to have a Banjo run of my own on this site. When I started running Grunty's Revenge, I didn't know where it would go, I didn't think I had enough skill to have any records. But now, I've accomplished this, and I couldn't be happier.
I would like to thank the four other people I'm aware of that have contributed to the route for this game:
Ryuto: Creator of a WIP 100% TAS back in 2010. You may recognize his name as the creator of the Brain Age TASes! He's made many others as well!
Burnedgoat: One of the original real-time runners and routers. His ancient 58:18 is the top result for "grunty's revenge speedrun" and that honestly annoys me. Maybe eventually this run will be instead? :P
Smasher32: The WR holder before I started running. He was a great help to me when I started running the game! He's also created many tutorials for Banjo-Kazooie, and is one of the most knowledgeable guys out there about it.
qqwref: Fellow Grunty's Revenge runner, creator of the Banjo series leaderboards, and my best friend. I would have never met him if I didn't decide to start running GR. <3
And now, level comments! I don't want to make it sound like a walkthrough or a guide or something, so I didn't go in-depth on every little thing or mistake.
Bad Magic Bayou:
Game time continues to increase during the cutscene after the boss, as well as during the credits slide, which means hitting oil slicks increases your game time. So, we go by real time. Even so, I got sub 50 game time; nice~
So much went right and so little went wrong in this run, it was totally what I was aiming for. My sum of best is only 10 seconds better. When I dealt the final Pack Whack to Grunty, and it was done, I felt a feeling of happiness/bliss that I've never felt before. I'm so proud of it.
Hopefully you enjoy(ed) my run as much as I enjoyed achieving it! And if you're interested in running it yourself, hit me up, I'll help in any way I can!