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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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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Aug 14, 2019 at 01:30. 7 comments

New Glitch Leads To Fastest Mario Kart 7 Track Time

New Glitch Leads To Fastest Mario Kart 7 Track Time

Did you know Daisy has a cruise ship? And also that it’s full of holes? Nearly eight years after the game’s release, Mario Kart 7 players have found a new way to glitch through the vessel’s hull and complete the course in under a minute. That’s the shortest time of any track in all of Mario Kart 7.

Austrian speedrunner Thomas S. is one of Mario Kart 7’s most prolific racers, and over this past...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Jul 25, 2019. 10 comments

Speedrunner Beats His Punch-Out!! World Record With New King Hippo Trick

Speedrunner Beats His Punch-Out!! World Record With New King Hippo Trick

Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! for the NES hasn’t had a new speedrunning world record in over a year. The last one recorded was set in April 2018 by Summoningsalt with a time of 15 minutes and 10.5 seconds. But over the weekend, Summoningsalt returned, shaving a fraction of a second off his previous record. He was able to do that thanks to a new strategy for manipulating the fight against King...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Jul 10, 2019.

Invisible Beetle Is The Key To A New Donkey Kong Country 2 World Record

Invisible Beetle Is The Key To A New <i>Donkey Kong Country 2</i> World Record

One of Donkey Kong Country 2’s best speedrunners, who goes by V0oid, recently took first-place in the game’s 102 percent category, completing and collecting everything in the game in 1:26:28. He’d been working on it for months, but was able to shave a full nine seconds off the previous record thanks to a newly discovered shortcut made possible by an invisible beetle.

The shortcut takes place...

Mike Fahey Mike Fahey May 29, 2019. 13 comments

Streets Of Rage 2 Champ Pulls Off Nigh Impossible No Death Mania Run

Streets Of Rage 2 Champ Pulls Off Nigh Impossible No Death Mania Run
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Speedrunner Anthopants is one of the best Streets of Rage players in the world, but even he couldn’t complete Streets of Rage 2 on Mania difficulty as the character Max without dying...until this weekend, that is, when he downed the final boss with a mere sliver of health left. His reaction upon becoming the first to...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Mar 22, 2019. 7 comments

Seemingly Unbreakable Getting Over It World Record Turns Out To Be A Fake

Seemingly Unbreakable Getting Over It World Record Turns Out To Be A Fake

In Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy, a man in a pot tries to climb a mountain with a sledgehammer. A Chinese speedrunner named Ccfst recently seemed to help that man climb the mountain faster than anyone before him, setting a new world record that struck some as impossible. The skeptics were right. Over the weekend, Ccfst admitted he had cheated.

On March 17, Ccfst said “I will not send a...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Feb 08, 2019. 8 comments

Club Penguin Speedrunner Sets New Record In Fan Remake

Club Penguin Speedrunner Sets New Record In Fan Remake

In May 2016 a player who goes by supermanover00 decided to speedrun the children’s online browser game Club Penguin by seeing how fast they could complete all 11 missions in the game, which they did at 45:43. Club Penguin is no more, but nearly three years later, supermanover00 has returned and beat their previous record inside a fan recreation of the original game called Club Penguin...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Jan 18, 2019. 13 comments

Another Wind Waker HD Glitch Is Rewriting The Rules For The Game's World Records 

Another Wind Waker HD Glitch Is Rewriting The Rules For The Game's World Records 

A trick that lets players finish the third dungeon without collecting the boss key in the Wii U remaster of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, is the latest in a slew of glitch discoveries that have made the game’s speedrunning scene one of the most exciting to follow. Though a new world record was just set in the game yesterday, the discovery of this new glitch means more are likely to...

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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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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Oct 05, 2018. 6 comments

New Glitch Upends SpongeBob Game's Speedrunning Community 

New Glitch Upends SpongeBob Game's Speedrunning Community 

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom is a forgettable 3D platformer from the early 2000s that’s nevertheless gained a small cult following in recent years thanks to a dedicated speedrunning community . Now, a glitch discovered just a few days ago that allows players to infinitely farm one of the game’s collectibles threatens all that.

The goal in Battle for Bikini Bottom is to...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Sep 13, 2018. 12 comments

Beating Dead Cells Fast Is Mostly About Running Away

Beating Dead Cells Fast Is Mostly About Running Away

Behold someone who has clearly played a ton of Dead Cells kicking the game’s ass in record time and making it look easy.

Motion Twin’s side-scrolling rogue-lite came out just last month , but before that it spent a year in Early Access on Steam. That’s given a lot of players plenty of time to master the game, including a burgeoning speedrunner who goes by Henpaku. Henpaku set a new record for...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Aug 25, 2018. 4 comments

It's Been A Groundbreaking Month For Ocarina Of Time Speedrunning

It's Been A Groundbreaking Month For Ocarina Of Time Speedrunning

The last month has seen some dramatic changes to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time speedrunning, especially in the completionist category. A handful of newly-discovered glitches and shortcuts have blown open the doors on what was previously thought possible. One of the scene’s most accomplished players has managed to combine them to achieve some incredible new world records.

In June,...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Aug 16, 2018. 7 comments

Speedrunner Finally Ties Perfect Dark World Record, Screams His Head Off

Speedrunner Finally Ties <i>Perfect Dark</i> World Record, Screams His Head Off

Yesterday Kevin “KevinDDR” Birrell managed to beat Perfect Dark’s Air Force One level in 52 seconds. This made him the second person in history to do so, tying speedrunner Karl “Sim Threat” Jobst ’s record, set back in November 2017. From the decibels Birrell let loose upon completion during a livestream, the run was clearly more than just a tie.

“The best run of any game I’ve ever played in...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Jun 10, 2018. 10 comments

The Secret Glitch Players Used To Break Mario Kart 64's Chocolate Mountain

The Secret Glitch Players Used To Break <i>Mario Kart 64</i>'s Chocolate Mountain

Chocolate Mountain doesn’t look like much. The Mario Kart 64 level is sparse compared to others in the game, filled only with varying shades of brown and a dense fog. But the unassuming level is one of the game’s best for astounding speedrunning records, thanks to the evolution of one particular shortcut trick.

It all starts with a wall jump discovered shortly after the game released in 1997,...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach May 26, 2018. 4 comments

The Speedrunner Smashing Records On Mario Kart 64’s Donkey Kong Track

The Speedrunner Smashing Records On Mario Kart 64’s Donkey Kong Track

Matthias Rustemeyer has been trying to collect every individual Mario Kart 64 course world record for half a decade , but thanks to Daniel Burbank that job just keeps getting harder. Burbank has been getting better and better times on the game’s lone Donkey Kong race track since the beginning of the year and shows no signs of slowing down. .

The Mario Kart 64 speedrunning website tracks times...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach May 17, 2018. 15 comments

The Race To Stop The Best Mario Kart 64 Player From Securing Every World Record 

The Race To Stop The Best <i>Mario Kart 64</i> Player From Securing Every World Record 

For five years now, Matthias Rustemeyer has been on a quest to nab the world record for each individual track in Mario Kart 64. With only one record left for him to break, other Mario Kart 64 speedrunners have risen up to try to stop him.

The track in question is D.K.’s Jungle Parkway. It’s notoriously difficult; a mess of weird angles and tall grass. It’s also the last track on Rustemeyer’s...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Apr 16, 2018. 5 comments

Newly Discovered Trick Transforms A Metroid Speedrunning Scene

Newly Discovered Trick Transforms A <i>Metroid</i> Speedrunning Scene

Gamers experimenting with the 2002 Game Boy Advance game Metroid Fusion have discovered such a profound and bizarre shortcut that speedrunners have had to create a new category to account for the latest new way to break the game: memory corruption .

The trick requires using Samus’ power bombs in an out-of-bounds area to corrupt a save file and make it so the game thinks one of the bosses has...

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Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra Apr 13, 2018. 17 comments

Twin Galaxies Removes Former Donkey Kong Champ Billy Mitchell's High Scores

Twin Galaxies Removes Former <i>Donkey Kong</i> Champ Billy Mitchell's High Scores

Controversial arcade game player Billy Mitchell’s record scores have been removed from the Twin Galaxies leaderboards following a dispute earlier this year that many were performed using an arcade emulator. The ruling, which comes after a lengthy arbitration process, also bans Mitchell from further participation on the leaderboards, bringing an end to the King of Kong star’s high-score...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Mar 23, 2018. 10 comments

Wave Race 64 Player Spends Nine Years Shaving Less Than Two Seconds Off Record

<i>Wave Race 64</i> Player Spends Nine Years Shaving Less Than Two Seconds Off Record

Speedrunner Illudude has been playing Wave Race 64 since it was released in 1996 on the Nintendo 64. Yesterday, be set a new world record on the game’s Drake Lake level, breaking the 1:11 barrier he first introduced in 2010 and which speedrunners have been trapped ever since. Shaving five hundredths of a second off his previous time to reach 1:10 is his latest accomplishment in a 22-year-long...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Feb 26, 2018. 16 comments

The Two Friends Dominating Borderlands 2 Coop Speedrunning

The Two Friends Dominating <i>Borderlands 2</i> Coop Speedrunning

A chance meeting and subsequent trip to Awesome Games Done Quick 2015 resulted in two college students forming a speedrunning duo that’s still setting world records.

Speedrunners Amyrlinn and Shockwve know Borderlands 2 intimately. It would be a cliche to say they know Gearbox’s shooter better than the backs of their own hands, but they actually probably know it better. Since the game came out...

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