Yesterday’s tool-assisted speedrun (TAS) block at Summer Games Done Quick ended with a Super Mario Bros. 3 run that lasted barely longer than a blink.
Any time Kotaku writes about speedruns, we find that a good chunk of the community can’t understand why someone would willingly use glitches and cheats to play through a game. Doesn’t that make the playthrough less valid? Isn’t abusing glitches, you know, wrong?
This team effort from SourceRuns isn’t your average speedrun, but that’s what makes the way they blow through Valve’s classic all the more entertaining.
Watching an estimated 70-hour Animal Crossing 100 percent “speedrun” is hard. I keep popping into rolfkon’s stream to try and follow his attempt, but then start getting sympathetic feelings of drowsiness. Even too sleepy to ask why it says “cum” in the bottom left.
Here we see speedrunner Halfcoordinated taking out the Autobots’ most feared enemy with one punch during his Awesome Games Done Quick run of Transformers: Devastation on its highest difficulty level. That’d be an impressive feat even if he were playing with both hands.
Watch as one gamer blazes through the capital wasteland in the time it takes most of us to deliberate over a single SPECIAL point. Phenomenal.
For most people, beating Fallout 4 means sinking dozens of hours into the game—and that’s just sticking to the main story missions. Speedrunners, however, have figured out how to beat the game in just a little over an hour. It’s incredible.
Some of the most impressive Super Mario creations took years to make—and now they’re gone, at least on YouTube.
Spelunky is insane. People who speed run Spelunky are insane. Someone just broke the Hell speed run world record for Spelunky. Guess what: it’s insane.
Forget the sun. Forget the beach. Hang out with us and watch more than 140 video games being speedrun to benefit Doctors Without Borders during the 2015 Summer Games Done Quick Marathon.
On the left we have aspiring voice actor Patrick “Patty” Cullens, aka PCULL, whose mother may or may not have been murdered by a windmill. On the right is MrWeables, who possibly lives in a rustic castle with Will Ferrell. They’re playing a game you’ve probably never heard of, and they’re hilarious.
It’d be easy to assume the GIF above is the most impressive part of this run, but it’s not.
As of November of last year the world record time for completing Halo: Combat Evolved on Legendary difficulty was 1:29:59. In this video a group of four speedrunners demonstrate techniques that shave a full 22 minutes off of that time.
Watch in awe as someone demolishes old-school Legend of Zelda on the NES as fast as possible.
This is a proper, literal, speedrun from Zero Master. He runs, it is speedy. The 23m03s time is also relatively legit - no glitches or tricks past the use of glides. Those involve coaxing the player’s 32x32 unit hitbox through 32 unit gaps as a shortcut, or to skip collecting a few keys.
Hey, look, an excuse to think about and watch Bully again.
Goblins getting you down? Tired of dying over and over again? Just sit down and take a load off! Don't worry, they won't hurt you!
That's a new record for The Vault of Glass, the first raid released for Bungie's new Destiny shooter. A team of five hunters and one lonely warlock managed to clear the whole thing in just 37 minutes, topping the last record of 1 hour and 50 minutes, both vast differences from the 10-hour-long ordeal it took the first…
Nine minutes and fifty one seconds. That's all speedrunner linkdeadx2 needs to blaze through Super Mario World, and it's a treat to watch him do it (in Mario PJs, to boot!)
Cosmo Wright has the current world record for beating Ocarina of Time quickly, with a playthrough that clocks in at eighteen minutes and ten seconds. Even if you've watched the incredible near-perfect run before when we initially posted it, it's worth watching through again just to hear his excellent commentary.