Jurassic June: I’m A World Record Speedrunner

One of the games I streamed for Jurassic June was the 2009 first person shooter Jurassic: The Hunted that released for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and PS2. I like that game a lot, it’s a fun little cheesy dinosaur shooter. I liked it so much that I looked up what the speedrunning scene was like for the game. Turns out it was pretty barren.

The Wii and PS2 versions had no available runs from what I could find, but the HD version did, clocking in at 52 minutes and 26 seconds. While I could technically take the world record in the Wii and PS2 versions by default, I really wanted to beat that existing HD version record. As such, I made it my goal to do so before I concluded Jurassic June.

At 5 AM this morning, the last day of June, I finally did it. After 33 recorded runs (on top of Wii and PS2 runs) I finished the game at 51 minutes and 54 seconds, half a minute faster than the previous world record. I’m so happy over this, it’s my crowning achievement of Jurassic June no doubt.

It should be noted that I ran the game on the Xbox 360 emulator Xenia. The reason for this is that the game was only released in North America and as such I can’t run it on my European Xbox 360. I have ordered a PlayStation 3 copy, but it has yet to arrive. The emulated version runs the same as the console original, with the exception of graphical issues on two levels which actually makes it harder on emulator, so it was not to my advantage.

The Wii version and the PS2 versions have a variety of differences from the HD version and as such count as a separate category. While my runs defaulted as world record times due to no one else having run them, I’ll still share them below.

I actually made a brand new YouTube channel for speedrunning and I would love if you’d follow it.


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