Archive | speedrunning

The Secret Glitch Players Used To Break Mario Kart 64’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.Read more… Continue […]

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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…Read […]

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The Race To Stop The Best Mario Kart 64 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.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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New Breath Of The Wild Glitch Lets You Instantly Recharge Rune Powers

A new glitch for Breath of the Wild helps break the game for casual players and speedrunners alike. A few quick buttons presses in the pause menu can recharge runes, making it easy for anyone to conquer some of the game’s toughest hurdles.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Mario Odyssey’s Meat Skip Is A Tale Of Failing To Fool A Ruthless Game

A skip that could save up to twenty minutes in the Super Mario Odyssey speedrun has finally been proven to exist. It requires switching into two-player mode, using a Goomba stack to climb up a sheer cliff, and clipping through a pot. The problem is that it doesn’t really work.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Player Crushes Atari Record Using A Glitch Thought Impossible

A speedrunner using a glitch never performed on consoles has set a new record time in the Atari 2600 game Barnstorming. The glitch creates a new speedrun category for the game, whose scores were once held by the controversial video game player Todd Rogers.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Speedrunner Beats Super Metroid With Horrifying Vaseline-Covered Controller

Sometimes, it just isn’t enough to speedrun a game. Sometimes, you need to get your hands dirty. One speedrunner took those words to heart this weekend, completing a Super Metroid speedrun with their hands and controller covered in vaseline.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Amazing Celeste Speedrun Includes All The Extras

Speedrunners can rush through Celeste in about thirty minutes but collecting everything and completing all challenges is much trickier. Last night, someone finally completed a 114% speedrun, collecting all hidden items and completing the game’s most difficult levels without dying.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Seven Years Later, Goldeneye Speedrunner Finally Ties World Record

Speedrunner Marc Rutzou has held the world record for Goldeneye 007’s Train level since 2010, improving on times that no other runner could match. His long reign has finally come to an end as another runner finally managed to tie his record.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Newly Discovered Trick Transforms A Metroid 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 .Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Wave Race 64 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…Read […]

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Speedrunner Says He’s Banned From All GDQ Events After Sharing His Medical Marijuana

A prominent speedrunner says he’s been banned from participating in all future events hosted by the charity organization Games Done Quick after he gave marijuana to a friend at the most recent speedrunning marathon.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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As Mario Odyssey 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…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Super Mario Bros. Speedruns Are One Step Closer To Best Possible Time

Super Mario Bros. speedruns are almost as perfect as humanly possible. The swift sprint through the Mushroom Kingdom has only seen incremental gains over the last few years, with runners besting times by fractions of a second. Runs of the game have become so optimized that it seemed impossible to do any better. Last…Read more… […]

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Metroid Prime Speedrunners Spent Nine Years Figuring Out How To Skip A Boss

Metroid Prime is a massive game, but speedrunners bypass most of it with complicated glitches and special tricks. A new trick just before the final boss cuts off nearly a minute of the game and helps solve the nine-year mystery of how to skip directly to the final battle.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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BioShock Infinite Speedrun Scene Revitalized By Mutual Agreement To ‘Cheat’

Under ideal conditions, BioShock Infinite’s speedrun should be a short rush full of shotgun blasts and level skips. Instead, it’s often a dice roll to see if runners get an item that saves them time. Fed up with random chance ruining their attempts, speedrunners have agreed on a solution to remove the problem: cheat.Read more… […]

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