Reposting this due to new UI changes done by speedrun.com where the original post is now harder to find.
June 19th 2022:
As of today, a bunch of rules and categories have either been added, changed, or removed due to some recent developments for this game. The following has been changed.[Hide]
Starting off with some rule changes, Blank Memory Card and Single File will now have additional rules that runners must follow for runs in the respected categories to be valid. These rule changes will not invalidate any of the runs currently on the Blank Memory Card or Single File Leaderboards. Here are the new rules that will be enacted for Blank Memory Card and Single File from this point onwards...
- All Gateways must be unlocked. (ex, Dark Ice Mines, Cloud Runner Fortress, etc.)
- Spellstone 4 must be deposited.
These rules will make it so that Void Traveling can still be done on these categories without completly changing the route drastically.
Now that I've mentioned all the current rules changes, we can move on to the biggest change for this game. We are rebranding Blank Memory Card and Single File to be a part of a new category called "All Gateways" The reason why we have decided to remove these categories from Any% is due to the rule changes mentioned prior. Since we do not want to ban Void Traveling from these categories, the only way to allow this trick to be a part of Blank Memory Card and Single File without changing the routes drastically is to add the restrictions mentioned in the rules segment. Because of this decision, Blank Memory Card and Single File are technically no longer Any%. With that, the new Any% category will not have the same restrictions for All Gateways.
These are the major category and rules changes that have been set. If you have any questions feel free to respond to this post. Other than that, get ready for another new age of Star Fox Adventures speedruns.