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This guy beat Super Mario Bros. 3 in just two seconds

By Shawn Knight
Jul 11, 2016
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  1. The 2016 edition of Summer Games Done Quick, a speedrunning-for-charity event that raised an impressive $1,297,924.44 from 22,840 donors, wrapped up on Saturday. One of the many highlights from the week-long event was this “run” of Super Mario Bros. 3 which took just two seconds to complete.

    Unlike most speedruns at the event, this one is of the tool-assisted variety. Long story short, a speedrunner by the name of ais523 figured out that if you overload the game with button presses (to the tune of 6,000 per second), things start to break down and memory is interpreted as code. At that point, you can essentially skip to the very end in mere seconds.

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  2. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,324   +711

    So basically, he didn't actually play the game at all, which means his run wasn't a run at all but merely an exploit. Lame.
     
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  3. mccartercar

    mccartercar TS Booster Posts: 134   +25

    He was too busy playing Pokemon GO to do it himself.
    I enjoyed this speedrun more if you have 20 minutes.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvjzLvfRziA
     
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  4. mccartercar

    mccartercar TS Booster Posts: 134   +25

    The best part is his grandma asking, "Is he doing well?" after every overly complex move execution and crowd cheering.
     
  5. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,104   +346

    Lol since when does an exploit count for a speed run lame indeed!
     
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  6. ManuelV

    ManuelV TS Enthusiast Posts: 59   +26

    The king of the speedruns :)
     
  7. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,914   +537

    Always loved the TAS block. they do some really crazy things with their little robot :p
     
  8. Sonyboyj

    Sonyboyj TS Rookie

    Most speed runs are exploits or glitches . shame on those that use them
     
    p51d007 likes this.
  9. project_Akira

    project_Akira TS Rookie

    Where is the spoiler alert tag for showing the ending of Super Mario Brothers 3? :p
     

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