Speedrunner supreme Kosmic on Wednesday breached a significant time barrier in Super Mario Bros.: a warpless completion of the game in less than 19 minutes. The time was 18:59.856. Like most things speedrunning, this milestone’s significance takes some explaining: First, that Super Mario Bros. is effectively the Olympic 100-meter dash of speedrunning, in the game’s history and importance to the culture. Second, there are two big records (three, if you count the Minus World). Third, verified world records can fall monthly, if not weekly, in speedrunning; breaking a time barrier (a minute mark, or in some cases a full second) is much more historic. As Kosmic pointed out when he excitedly tweeted news of the achievement last night, all warpless world records — meaning the player did not use warp pipes to skip stages — for the last 12 years have been 19 minutes and change. Now we begin a new era for this category. “Maybe …” Kosmic says at 19:10 of the above video, recognizing he is back in 18-minute territory. Before this run, he lost chances at 18:XX times because of the random way Bowser jumps, while throwing axes, in the game’s final stage. “Maybe, if he’ll let… Read full this story
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