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.

    Stuff like this reminds me that i'm actually not very good at games.

      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 :P

    Impressive but the audience laughing is so much louder than the talking

    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 :(

      Anyone know if there is a archive of previous runs from this year?

        As always, /r/speedrun has your back: AGDQ 2015 Archive thread.

          Great thanks Trjn! :)

            By the way, highlights so far are I Wanna Be The Boshy, DK: Tropical Freeze, the whole Super Mario block (this was the first game in the block), Super Monkey Ball Deluxe, Battleblock Theatre and the TAS block.

            People are also talking up the Tetris block that just happened but I was out and haven't seen it yet.

    That's more impressive than any of the CES 2015 videos I have seen to date! Love it!

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