Super Mario World is a big game — so big it put other 2D platformers to shame when it launched alongside the shiny new SNES back in the early '90s.

However, while many of us will have happy memories of wasting countless hours finding all those levels and secret routes, speedrunner linkdeadx2 has taken a different approach and licked the game in an amazing 9 minutes, 51 seconds.

You can view the incredible performance below, and keep in mind this is an "any percentage run", which means it's not a requirement to find everything in the game. It's also worth noting that this speedrunner uses the "cloud" glitch to achieve the time. Amazingly, the runners-up are on 09:51.12 and 09:51.69 — which proves how much those vital fractions of a second count.

[via kotaku.com]