For a few years now, some players have been engaged in the practice of “speedrun“. A discipline that consists of completing a video game as quickly as possible, “whatever the cost”As some would say. Understand that players are allowed to use bugs and other programming concerns, the goal being to get to the end of the game as quickly as possible.
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New speed record for Super Mario Bros
You may have picked up a dose of Super Mario Bros recently, playing it on the little Game & Watch that Nintendo launched a few months ago. This founding opus of the Mario saga is being talked about again today, through Niftski, a speedrunner who has just won the new speed record. Indeed, the latter managed to complete the game of Nintendo in just 4 minutes and 54 seconds (and 848 thousandths).
A rather phenomenal feat, which allowed Niftski to drop the stopwatch under 4 minutes and 55 seconds, a time that was judged “impossible”By many players. Indeed, emulation tools make it possible to simulate a “perfect” game. Under these conditions, Super Mario Bros. fart to finish in 4 minutes 54 seconds and 282 hundredths. A theoretical record therefore, since it requires absolutely surgical precision.
The record recently obtained by Niftski therefore commands respect on the speedrun scene, the latter having broken the previous record, which was slightly over 4 minutes and 55 seconds.
For the record, you should know that to achieve this record, Niftski does not use a good old NES connected to a Sony Trinitron TV of the time and a rectangular controller with two buttons. Indeed, to perform his run, the speedrunner played on an emulated version of Super Mario Bros, using a keyboard. So you know what you have to do this weekend, on your good old NES or on your little NES Mini …