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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Aug 14, 2019 at 05:30. 6 comments

It Only Took Five Hours To Beat Super Mario Odyssey Blindfolded

It Only Took Five Hours To Beat Super Mario Odyssey Blindfolded

The best speedrunners in the world can beat the Nintendo Switch game Super Mario Odyssey in under an hour. On Monday, it took speedrunner Katun24 just over five. It would have been a pretty bad performance if not for the fact that he was wearing a blindfold.

His final time, now a world record for beating the game while blindfolded, was 5:24:18, and were it not for some mistakes and bad luck,...

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Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen Jul 21, 2019. 14 comments

Video Games That Let You Travel To The Moon

Video Games That Let You Travel To The Moon

This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 mission and the Moon landing. Five decades ago, NASA used old computers and a lot of math to send men to the moon and bring them back. In honor of this historic event, let’s take a look back at some of the best trips to the Moon featured in video games.

Mass Effect - 2007

It is odd that in a game all about exploring alien...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Dec 27, 2018. 2 comments

Player Collects Every Unique Moon In Mario Odyssey Without Taking Damage

Player Collects Every Unique Moon In Mario Odyssey Without Taking Damage

The idea behind the challenge is simple: collect all 880 unique moons in Mario Odyssey without getting hurt or dying. The execution, however, is hard, which is why it took speedrunner Timpani over 10 hours to be the first to do it, finishing in the early hours of Christmas day.

Timpani’s run is amazing to watch, not just because of the challenge involved, but also because of his ability to...

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Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra Mar 02, 2018. 9 comments

Super Mario Odyssey Players Think They've Found New Secrets

<i>Super Mario Odyssey</i> Players Think They've Found New Secrets

Super Mario Odyssey’s latest patch added a highly exploitable balloon hunting mini-game to Mario’s to-do list, but it might have brought secrets as well. Dataminers searching through the new patch have found a handful of hidden images that appear to showcase the location of extra Power Moons.

Odyssey’s patch 1.2.0 mostly focused on adding a new mini-game and patching out a handful of...

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Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra Feb 28, 2018. 7 comments

As Mario Odyssey Patches Change The Game, Speedrunners Scramble To Keep Up

As <i>Mario Odyssey</i> Patches Change The Game, Speedrunners Scramble To Keep Up

Super Mario Odyssey speedrunners often use glitches to grab tricky power moons or skip through major portions of the game. A new patch implemented alongside the new Luigi’s Balloon World mode last week blocked some of those crucial tricks, slowing any runner who upgraded their game. Now, the community is trying to figure out what to allow in their runs and how to keep their leaderboards...

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Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra Jan 10, 2018. 18 comments

How To Skip All Of Super Mario Odyssey's Darker Side

How To Skip All Of <i>Super Mario Odyssey</i>'s Darker Side

Super Mario Odyssey has a hell-gauntlet at the end of the game that stymies plenty of casual players, but speedrunners have been skipping it for a while using a simple glitch. You can, too.

The most difficult area in Super Mario Odyssey is the Darker Side, a hidden portion of the Moon that players can only access after collecting 500 power moons. It’s an extended gauntlet that boasts a long...

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Kevin Wong Kevin Wong Jan 09, 2018. 17 comments

The Joy Of Super Mario Odyssey's Hint Art Challenges

The Joy Of<i> Super Mario Odyssey</i>'s Hint Art Challenges

While playing Super Mario Odyssey, you’ll occasionally come across portraits like the one pictured above.They are visual puzzles that lead players to hidden Power Moons. Odyssey calls them Hint Art, and there are 21 of them scattered throughout the game. They’re visually intensive and clever, and they’re a great addition to the arsenal of mini-games and sidequests in the Mario franchise.

This...

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Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra Dec 14, 2017. 13 comments

How Super Mario Odyssey 100% Speedrunners Collect Everything, No Matter The Cost

How <i>Super Mario Odyssey</i> 100% Speedrunners Collect Everything, No Matter The Cost

Super Mario Odyssey has hundreds of collectables to find, including moons, coins, and trinkets. Speedrunners who wanted to 100% the game in record time had to figure out obvious things like the best possible route, while also sussing out when it’s safe to take a bathroom break.

The current world record for Super Mario Odyssey’s 100% speedrun category is 12 hours, 57 minutes, and 4 seconds by...

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Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra Nov 24, 2017. 12 comments

Super Mario Odyssey Players Use Glitch To Break Jump-Rope Challenge Leaderboard

<i>Super Mario Odyssey</i> Players Use Glitch To Break Jump-Rope Challenge Leaderboard

Super Mario Odyssey’s jump rope challenge is supposed to be a test of timing but a simple glitch has loaded the leaderboards with superhuman scores.

One of Super Mario Odyssey’s most addictive mini-games is the jump rope challenge found in the Metro Kingdom. Completing a certain amount of jumps without hitting the rope is a requirement for unlocking some of the game’s power moons and a...

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Chris Person Chris Person Nov 18, 2017. 6 comments

How The Hell Did Mario And That Dog Get Up There?

How The Hell Did Mario And That Dog Get Up There?

Today on Highlight Reel we have dog exploits, guardian angels, vaulting techniques and much more!

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Nov 12, 2017. 23 comments

Mario Fans Are Way Too Sensitive About Spoilers

Mario Fans Are Way Too Sensitive About Spoilers

If something is special to you, you want to be able to experience it in the purest way possible, momentarily free from everyday concerns and responsibilities, and most of all from the constant, uninterrupted din of the internet. But there’s getting to experience a game fresh and then there’s what Mario fans have been doing ever since Super Mario Odyssey released.

Sensitivity over “spoilers”...

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Patricia Hernandez Patricia Hernandez Nov 07, 2017. 22 comments

Super Mario Odyssey Players Are Finding The Best Shortcuts and Secrets

<i>Super Mario Odyssey </i>Players Are Finding The Best Shortcuts and Secrets

One of the most impressive things about Super Mario Odyssey are the tight controls: Nintendo’s mascot has a ton of movement options. Players are using Cappy to skip entire portions before a Moon, or are using the hat to get into hard-to-reach areas. Better yet, Nintendo seems to have anticipated that fans would try to bend and break Odyssey.

Perhaps the most popular secret shared on social...

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Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra Nov 04, 2017. 14 comments

The Easiest Way To Earn Coins In Super Mario Odyssey

The Easiest Way To Earn Coins In <i>Super Mario Odyssey</i>

Super Mario Odyssey has tons of coins to collect and items to purchase. One special area with dozens of gold coins makes it easy to max out your wallet and transform Mario into Uncle Pennybags.

The most effective location to gather coins in Super Mario Odyssey is in Bowser’s Kingdom. When arriving at the Beneath the Keep checkpoint, turn around and run towards the right-side rooftop. From...

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Chris Person Chris Person Nov 04, 2017. 11 comments

Mario.exe Has Stopped Working

Mario.exe Has Stopped Working

Today on Highlight Reel we have Assassin’s Creed glitches, Mario jumps, The Last Of Us advice and much more!

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Oct 27, 2017. 7 comments

Things You Should Know Before Starting Mario Odyssey

Things You Should Know Before Starting <i>Mario Odyssey</i>

Mario Odyssey is out today, and it’s by far the most expansive Mario game I have ever played. After putting more than 60 hours into the game over the past week, I thought I’d put together a list of things I wish I had known about Odyssey going in.

This piece originally appeared on Kotaku UK.

If you are keen to avoid anything that could possibly be considered a spoiler, skip this to be safe—I’ve...

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