Super Mario Galaxy 2 Players Already Super-Skilled and Super-Fast

Debate opens: is this a glitch or just a skill?

This one will probably divide opinion, but this video of a Super Mario Galaxy 2 speedrun exploits a trick for extending Yoshi's flutter jump to previously unheard-of lengths.

It doesn't appear to be a glitch but rather a combination of moves that allows Yoshi to repeat his hover ability, but we'll let you be the judge of whether that constitutes a glitch or just clever gaming. Part of the joy of learning to play is discovering new abilities and it could well be this was intended to offer expert players a new way to explore, certainly a typical Nintendo move, but on the other hand this could well be an accidental exploit that looks as if it could bypass much of the intricate level design that typifies Mario's latest adventure.

Have a look at the video and let us know what you think: dexterous skill, heinous glitch or a muddy combination of both?

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[via gonintendo.com]

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