Super Mario Odyssey has become the toast of the speedrun community, but not every time-minded player has the game's final credits in mind. Some are all about a bit of skin - Mario's skin, that is. Turns out being the fastest player to unlock his rather fetching red shorts (which require you to reach the game's third world, the Sand Kingdom) has become all the rage, and one player just smashed the current 'record' in just 10 minutes.
Streamer and SMO speedrunner extraordinaire Stravos96 is the man with the impressive new record, which smashed the previous time of 24 minutes (held by DaddyWalrus since mid-November - we've embedded the video below for speedrun posterity). Stravos96 has been streaming his attempts since December and all that hard work has finally paid off. Looks like the race for the 'Nipple%' record (yup, that's really its name) is just starting to heat up.
Have you ever attempted a speedrun before? Think you could get Mario down to his unmentionables in less time? We want to hear from you...
Half naked, mustachioed plumbers are sexy.
if this were about a woman (peach) this would be considered incredibly sexist...
@manu0 If there wasn't gravity we'd all float away. We can play the hypothetical "if" game all day. I'll wait for things I dislike to actually happen before I get up in arms.
@manu0 Did people say that about the first metroid game?
@JHDK we wouldn't float away
if you're sitting right now (or standing) and i turn off gravity you would still be sitting (or standing). the only difference would be that you wouldn't feel the chair or the floor beneath you anymore which would feel super weird. it probably would feel like you're floating even though you're sitting or standing. that's because we don't notice gravity itself. all we notice is the counterforce on our feet or buttocks emerging from the chair or floor and that would be gone if we turn off gravity.
Shirtless Mario had his Cover on Men's Health Magazine. Take a look.
@Kalmaro i dunno. that was 30 years ago and i wasn't around. a lot has changed since then.
I saw the term “Nipple%” the other day on a stream and was very confused and a little scared. Not I understand.
Real men have curves.
People from 1986 are extremely different from people from 2018.
Now, everything is sexist. And racist. And misogynistic.
To be fair, I don't suppose real men would go about jumping around in grassy fields, putting on cat costumes, eating giant mushrooms, and constantly entertain giant mutant turtles with a game of cat and mouse.
No, real men would just punch everything that's in the way.
@Kalmaro The answer: No. This generation is much easier to offend than generations before it.
@OnBeingHuman Yeah, that's kinda what I figured.
The first time I saw topless Mario on a trailer, my 3-year-old daughter got really excited and shouted at the top of her voice, “Daddy! Mario is Nekky Nokky Nakey!”
This has been the phrase for naked in our house ever since my son spoke to that big Korok naked on BotW.
My kids made me replay the trailer repeatedly just to see Mario naked. And the first thing my son did when he got Odyssey was get 1,000 coins just to get Mario naked.
I love Nintendo.
@OnBeingHuman I find the idea of labelling everyone in a particular generation as easily offended offensive.
Wait what? I just got it in 4 hours of gameplay, dammit I need to catch up.
@10-zx Real men would do all of those things because they don't need to punch things to compensate for their shortcomings.
But they WOULD punch things because it's fun.
I maybe should stop while I'm not last place.
I hope you're referring to the one that came before the current generation.
What would their shortcomings be?
WHITE CIS MALE SCUM! SEXIEST, RACIST, MISOGYNIST!!
@10-zx They care too much.
why are people trying To Get Mario Naked? but please, stop....
and @Anti-Matter what is he doing on the cover of a Health Magazine? either way the cover looks interesting, as well as the article titles. and thanks for posting it.
at least it is not as Peculiar than Lucille Ball from he show "i love lucy" as well as the other shows she was in. i guess people these days are trying to trump their trolleys...lmao
I want everyone to believe the important thing that I think about the world and society and all the other important things. I just can't remember what it is right now.
@Milton_Burle I can't believe youre offended.... That makes me so offended. From zero to even, I can't right now!
Anyway, interesting to see Chinese now being used as the speedrunners' language of choice. It used to be Japanese, presumably on the account of the fact that the Chinese characters contained in that language contained far more semantic information per symbol than any Latin alphabet based language, resulting in fewer symbols and thus fewer text boxes to skip.
Now that actual Chinese exists as a language option, it presumably trumps even Japanese in terms of information density (and thus speed), so seems to have superseded it in the speed-freaks' eyes.
The fact that the game comes with all languages built in negates the need to import the 'fastest language' version.
Now there's no reason not to get into speed-running! Apart from having to be some sort of lighting reflexed super human with a million arms and a brain the size of a supercomputer.
Hm, even though I think that it is a pretty decent achievement, I have personally never understood the attraction of wanting to move through a game at breakneck speeds, unless it's a racing game.
I'm more one of those stop and look at the scenery kind of guys, especially where it concerns games with beautifully constructed worlds.
@ThanosReXXX I'd say it's a different kind of enjoyment through practice and mastery of the mechanics. The inverse being someone enjoying the animations and winning in a fighting game while just pressing buttons. Some games are more suited for it than others, and it can extend the enjoyment of a game, but it's definitely a different type of enjoyment.... I need a thesaurus.
To some people, the game doesn't really start till it's over. Like in smash, where you can't get to competitive play before all the characters are unlocked and you understand how most the game works. (I can no longer enjoy it casually as a party game D:)
Anyhow, that's at least what I think you were talking about, and how I assume it works. I personally prefer playing games the former way, which gave the entirety of some games, like bejeweled, no appeal to me. If you're not talking about what I think you were, then this would have made no sense, and sorry for the @
Nowadays you can't even talk about rushing to strip an Italian plumber naked without starting a debate about social justice...
"I'm offended". What the hell does that even mean, in a practical sense? And why should I care?
@manu0 but as the Earth rotates underneath us our momentum would keep us going in a straight line. Which would mean relative to the Earth we would start to move and appear to float away.
Is that a polka dot on your shorts or are you just pleased to see me?
I like being part of the gaming community sometimes
@J_C Oh, I understand that it's probably about mastery of a game and its levels, but it's just not appealing to me, like not at ALL.
It's like going to a fancy restaurant and instead of savoring your dinner, you just stuff it all in your face one scoop after the other, without really tasting and enjoying it. Well, at least: that's what speed running a game looks like to me. Fans of the practice will more than likely disagree, but that's fine, seeing as it is my personal opinion.
As for what I meant: that was literal, so for example in a Zelda or Mario game, I want to take my time to look around, take in the scenery and enjoy the beauty of the game, instead of racing headlong towards the finish of a level or a world. I want to marvel at every game I buy and play, to fully see and appreciate everything that the developers have made, and it's also my way of appreciating and acknowledging their hard work.
Speed-runs just got more............interesting 😏
Anita Sarkisian thinks BoTW is sexist because Zelda is a damsel in distress. So yes, people these days are too easily offended.
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