Speed runner sets a new world record for Super Mario Bros. | Nintendo Wire

While the rest of the world may be busy making their own Super Mario masterpieces these days, some players prefer to stick to the classics. Accomplished speed runner Darbian, whose specialty is retro platformers, set a new world speed record yesterday for Super Mario Bros. on NES.

We’re talking, of course, about a matter of milliseconds here, but in a game that’s been played by millions of gamers for over 30 years, there’s very little room left for improvement. Hovering around the 5 minute mark, Darbian bested the previous world record by about 400ms. His record-setting run is amazing to watch, it illustrates the pixel-perfect jump control and level memorization required to be a part of this community.

Darbian also holds world records in many other Mario classics, a couple of Disney platformers, and the much more recent Super Mario 3D World.

If you have a few spare minutes, this airtight run is absolutely worth a look:


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Written by Brittin Shauers

Brittin literally grew up with Link, Mario and Samus. These three characters and their worlds collectively capture everything that he loves about video games.

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