Someone Has Beaten The Super Mario Bros. Speedrun World Record
Posted by Damien McFerran
Game completed in less than five minutes
Think you're a pretty hot Super Mario Bros. player? You're probably not as good as speedrunner Blubbler, who has just finished the game in 4:57.69, beating the previous record of 4:58.09.
Blubber is clearly a talented individual, and in the video below you can see just how perfect this particular run is — every jump and dash is timed to perfection, and various tricks are used to ensure those precious seconds don't go to waste.
It's a pretty amazing achievement, and is made even more special by the fact that it has been recorded on a game which is almost thirty years old. For many, the enduring appeal of Miyamoto's classic remains undiminished, clearly.