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'Impossible' Super Mario Bros. World Record Has Been Broken ... Again

‘Impossible’ Super Mario Bros. World Record Has Been Broken … Again

A Super Mario Bros. speedrunner seemingly did the impossible by beating his own “impossible” biosphere record in the classic NES game. 

Twitch streamer Niftski completed Super Mario Bros. in 4:54 and 798ms on Sunday. This edges out his previous record 4:54 and 881ms set last December by 3ms, or five frames. 

Niftski was the superior Super Mario Bros. speedrunner to complete the game in less than 4:55, a feat occupied to be almost impossible for players. To give some perspective, the first run under five minutes was done back in 2010. It took 11 ages to beat that time by another 5 seconds. 

An absolute wicked run has a time of 4:54 and 265ms, which was done in a tool-assisted run, message all the controller inputs were programmed and designed to be so optimized that humans wouldn’t be able to replicate it. 

Niftski said this run will probable be the last to not include a new tactic on the additional level of world 4 that he calls “Lightning 4-2.” It’s a trick that can shave even more milliseconds from his time, but it way incredibly accurate inputs to pull off.