It's fair to say that Super Mario Odyssey has been a smash hit with critics and the gaming public alike. While your humble scribe enjoyed playing through the game at a sedentary pace, taking the time to enjoy his surroundings and search for power moons along the way, some gamers are in much more of a rush to whizz through the game.

It's a testament to the versatility of Super Mario Odyssey that the speedrunning community has embraced it as much as it has. Premier speedrunning site Speedrun.com now has over 1000 attempts at the fastest time to complete the game, which makes it one of the most tackled games on the site to date.

The record for completing Super Mario Odyssey currently stands at 1h 05m 14s, which was set by US based nedeahS, quite an impressive feat. On the other end of the scale is a user affectionately known as Glob who completed the game in 173212s. Maybe next time, eh?

Have you tried your hand at speedrunning through Odyssey yet or do you prefer to take your time? Let us know with a comment below.

[via speedrun.com, reddit.com]