29 Years Later, New Record Being Set in 'Super Mario Bros.'

29 Years Later, New Record Being Set in ‘Super Mario Bros.’


For most of the gaming popular, this was the first game they ever took home. While there were the select families that had the Atari 2600 or even Pong, it was Super Mario Bros. that made its way into homes across the country in unprecedented number in 1985. After likely billions of hours played and incalculable deaths, there are people still playing in 2014 and trying to beat it JUST a little faster.

YouTuber LordSaradoc has made his name on the space with about 90 videos doing speedruns. Just about a week ago, he uploaded a new one where he looks to have broken the Super Mario Bros. speed run with not just a perfect run with no deaths, but also accomplishing it in world record time.  If everything is accurate, it looks as though LordSaradoc was able to complete the game in 4:57.69. In less than 5 minutes, he was able to run the perfect path doing what most people could only dream of accomplishing.

Make sure to watch the full video below and see the risks taken and glitches exploited perfectly from jumping at the perfect point over piranha plants or double jumping against the side of a pipe to beat the previous world record by about a half a second. It is amazing to think that a game almost three full decades old would still have an audience not just playing it but spending so much time on it to keep setting new records.

Check out the full video below for the fastest Super Mario Bros playthrough you have ever seen.

  • Jess
    June 30, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Every time I watch this, my heart jumps. Good for him! Nice write up friend!