Stand tall, champion

Earthbound is highly regarded, and rightly so: even to this day it captivates gamers the world over (apart from many in Europe, where it was never released.) One gamer who loves it more than most is speed runner Chris Corsi, who just set the Twin Galaxies-approved World Record for the fastest completion of the game at 6 hours, 38 minutes and 16 seconds, nearly 3 hours faster than the next contender.

At present there are only two verified times on the Twin Galaxies site, with Marc Merica in second place, so there's ample opportunity for gamers who fancy taking a crack at this World Record. The rules are available on Twin Galaxies for all to see, and if you intend to compete you might find the champion's hand-written notes of some use.