30 Minutes Of Impossibly Precise Mario Speedrunning

30 Minutes Of Impossibly Precise Mario Speedrunning

You probably know the story behind Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels, otherwise known as the real Super Mario Bros. 2, deemed too challenging to release in America back in the NES days. (The SMB2 we know and love is called “Super Mario USA” in Japan, which probably should be grounds for World War III.)

What you might not know is that The Lost Levels speedruns are remarkably fun to watch, especially when they don’t use warps. Witness, for example, this incredible speedrun by the charming BigJon06, who was both precise and entertaining during his Awesome Games Done Quick run yesterday. Some of the later levels, like 7-1 through 7-3, are particularly impressive, and one trick he uses at the end will probably put a smile on your face. Also, stick around for the post-ending SECRET WORLD.

Watch it all here:


  • Only 3 minutes in at the guy playing it is awesome – he is talking you through the tips, tricks, mechanics etc as he does them. So awesome!

    • This was comfortably one of the best runs I’ve seen at any of the GDQ events. Informative, entertaining and fast.

      I don’t think anyone will be shocked to find out that a certain runner got several thousand new followers (including me) following this run.

      The rest of the Mario block was also impressive. In Super Mario Bros 3, the runner managed to get a nearly impossible wrong warp as a bonus thing. In Kaizo Mario… well, they did a speedrun of Kaizo Mario, a game known for being incredibly difficult when relying on save states.

    • I think it’s just that these guys are exceptional at this sort of thing rather than the rest of us sucking at it.

      That’s what I tell myself anyway 😛

  • I’m so loving this event atm I can’t get enough of it. It’s a damn shame though because imma miss the Megaman runs because of work 🙁

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