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Speedrunner completes Super Mario Bros. in new world record time

By Shawn Knight
Jun 30, 2014
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  1. One of the most iconic video games of all-time is still managing to capture headlines and attract players nearly 30 years after it was first launched. A speedrunner by the name of "Blubber" has managed to beat the game in...

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  2. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TS Maniac Posts: 481   +159

    You meant 4:57.69, you wrote it as in hours format.
     
  3. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,752   +1,106

    Wow.. I don't know what's more impressive... making so many perfectly timed jumps in a row, or practicing long enough to make so many perfectly timed jumps in a row.
     
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  4. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,163   +197

    perhaps the other statement is true:
    :)
     
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  5. Seventh Reign

    Seventh Reign TS Booster Posts: 131   +65

    I dont care if its a glitch or not, not taking damage from enemies is a cheat. Period.
     
  6. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 810   +102

    It's not the speedrunner's fault that hitboxes didn't cover the whole sprite lol
     
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  7. Experimentongod

    Experimentongod TS Addict Posts: 226   +85

    Confusing typo: 4:57:69, for a moment I thought the game was almost 5 hours long... heh. As already pointed out you meant 4:57.69
     
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  8. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,392   +329

    Dunno about you but playing mario for nearly 5hrs straight would make my skin fall off...
     
  9. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,163   +197

    on NES, my cousins played Mario (and other games) 6-8 hours during school vacation.
     
  10. QuaZulu

    QuaZulu TS Enthusiast Posts: 59   +9

    Dunno about you but playing mario for nearly 5hrs straight would make my skin fall off...[/quote]
    on NES, my cousins played Mario (and other games) 6-8 hours during school vacation.[/quote]

    Your "cousins"...sure ;)
     
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  11. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,504   +2,052

    My best time of 4 years and 58 days on the same level has very similar figures to this guy's time of 4 minutes and 57 seconds. :)
     
  12. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,392   +329

    Ye if you dont count the other 9billion minutes...
     
  13. likedamaster

    likedamaster TS Enthusiast Posts: 86   +12

    Original speedrun record?
     
  14. likedamaster

    likedamaster TS Enthusiast Posts: 86   +12

    Never mind. That's pretty close.
     

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