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Summoning Salt is back with a new video, this time focusing on speedrunning favorite Super Mario 64 and the game’s history of the 16 star world records. If you’ve ever wondered how the speedrunning records were able to drop in runtime and number of stars necessary to beat the game in such significant increments, this is the perfect rehash for you. As always, the tricks that runners have learned and mastered over the years are pretty incredible, and having some of the best mentioned in the video below really make the whole summary worth the watch.



Make sure to check out Summoning Salt’s other videos over at his YouTube channel for more speedrunning amazingness.


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Written by Lauren Ganos
Creative Director, Managing Editor

Designer and writer by day, gamer by night, Lauren dreams big when it comes to creative endeavors. Perhaps that's why she's taken on the roles of creative director and managing editor for Nintendo Wire. If she had a video game superhero alias, it might just be The Visionary, a true keeper of imaginative order.