Nicholas Hoppe

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Nicholas Hoppe is most recognized in the speedrunning world as being a Legend of Mana speedrunner, presently holding the records for all 3 storylines (and unofficially, for a complete game of LOM).

Typically he goes by the name "Sir VG". VG doesn't mean "Video Gamer" or the like, even though he is a big gamer.

Speedrun History

His speedrunning career originally began in April 2005, announcing his desire to add Legend of Mana to the growing list of RPG speedruns at SDA. His first declared run had the Jumi Storyline at about 3.5 hours. Unfortunately that history was lost due to a crappy tape and a crappier VCR. His career was put on hold for about 4 months.

In August 2005, he announced his return, again running Jumi Storyline, this time running it on proper setting tapes and getting a time of 3:17:xx. This run was posted in October 2005, which shortly after, he began running the game again, running the other two storylines. Little did anybody realize this was just the beginning...

During the next several months, the running of TMNT IV, Mega Man 7, Space Invaders (PS1), ActRaiser, and Spy vs Spy (NES) would all take hold.

Though admitably, despite improving his initial runs of Legend of Mana by nearly an hour combined, and running the entire game single session, there is whispers of attempts to improve it yet again.

Speedrun Records

Single Session

  • Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies - Easy Difficulty (2:29:30) [1]
  • ActRaiser - Normal Game Mode (1:07:06) [2]
  • ActRaiser - Professional! Mode (0:27:43) [3]
  • Castlevania: Rondo of Blood - 100% (0:40:10) [4]
  • Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land - 100% (0:53:31) [5]
  • Kirby and the Amazing Mirror - 1P any% (0:40:34) [6]
  • Legend of Mana - Dragon Storyline (1:58:11) [7]
  • Legend of Mana - Faerie Storyline (2:20:09) [8]
  • Legend of Mana - Jumi Storyline (2:49:09) [9]
  • Mega Man 7 - 100% Item Collection (0:56:16) [10]
  • Space Invaders (PS1) - Normal Difficulty (0:36:12) [11]
  • Space Invaders (PS1) - Expert Difficulty (0:49:30) [12]
  • Star Fox - Best Level 1 time with warps (0:14:56) [13]
  • Star Fox - Best Level 1 time (0:25:15) [14]
  • Star Fox - Best Level 2 time with warps (0:19:43) [15]
  • Star Fox - Best Level 2 time (0:24:22) [16]
  • Star Fox - Best Level 3 time with warps (0:26:13) [17]
  • Star Fox - Best Level 3 time (0:31:53) [18]
  • Star Fox - Best secret ending time (0:10:26) [19]

Multi-Segmented

  • None at this time

External Links

Nicholas' speedrun website