Super Mario Bros.

The competitive speedrunning scene makes you look at games you thought you were familiar with in a whole different light. It can be remarkable to see the kinds of exploits and techniques that certain people have discovered and employed in order to shave just a few more milliseconds off of their best time. While there is theoretically a hard cap on just how fast a specific game can be physically beaten, new speedrunners are continuously pushing these limits.

Nowhere is this more evident than in a recent run of Super Mario Bros. which ended in a new world record for best time. A speedrunner named Darbian has managed to clear the game in a cool time of four minutes, 57 seconds, and 627 milliseconds. Wow. You can watch a video of the whole run below:

Perhaps the most astonishing part is that Darbian believes that he could tighten this up in a few spots and shave off a few more milliseconds.

What do you think? Do you have what it takes to beat this record? Have you even seen the end of Super Mario Bros. by taking a more leisurely pace? Drop us a comment in the section below.