Watch this gamer beat 'Super Mario Bros.' in under five minutes and set a new world record in the process

NintendoFirst released in 1985, Nintendo’s ‘Super Mario Bros.’ was an instant classic.
  • Kosmicd12, a video game speed runner, set a new world record by completing “Super Mario Bros.” in 4:55.913

The simple fun of Super Mario Bros. made it an instant classic when it hit the original Nintendo in 1985, but over the years, players dedicated to beating the game as fast as possible have turned it into a sweet science. Yesterday one gamer managed to set a world record after completing “Super Mario Bros.” in 4 minutes and 55.913 seconds, beating the previous record by less than one second.

Kosmicd12, a speed runner on Youtube and Twitch, completed the game on a standard Nintendo console with a regular controller, using a number of exploits and previously known tricks to skip through the game.

Kosmicd12 had held the world record in the past, but after this run he said it may not be possible to get the time any lower than 4:55.

Then again, that’s what was once said about running a 4-minute mile.

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