A New World Record For Beating Super Mario 64 With No Stars

A New World Record For Beating Super Mario 64 With No Stars

Did you know it's possible to beat Super Mario 64 without ever getting a single star? Ah, the wonders of speedrunning.

As spotted by Digg, here's run by akira06072525 where they manage to beat Super Mario 64 in 6 minutes 54 seconds with zero stars. This feat is accomplished via glitching, yes, which allows akira to beeline straight to all the different Bowser boss battles. It's fascinating to watch akira bend the game like this:

Akira says the run isn't tool-assisted, for those of you that are curious.

According to Speedrun.com, the previous zero star run world record was held by Xiah, in a run that clocked in at 6 minutes and 58 seconds from 2014. The new run by akira is a 4 second improvement.


    That's an incredible run.

    Such fond memories of that great game. My first!

      Even more impressive when you consider that about a minute of that total time is spent in the intro cinematic, so the actual time spent *playing* is closer to 5 minutes 54 seconds.

    I can't believe what I just watched. Every glitch used to just about perfection. Truly amazing

      Yeah, about the only area that could be improved is getting the glitch to get to second bowser, but not by much, this will probably stand for a while

    How the hell do people figure out these glitches!

      I have no idea. Did you see the one where the guy was basically reprogramming the game on the fly? One of the earlier Marios. It was crazy.

        Super Mario World, but do you mean the one where he made snake and pong, or the one where he made SMB1?

        The same guy did both but still an amazing feat.

    I've always thought I'm a pretty decent gamer... not anymore. That was incredible.

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