Playing through Shovel Knight earlier this year made me feel like a badass. "I still have my old school Megaman 2 chops!" I thought to myself. But then I remembered that speedrunners exist, and now my paltry win in the game doesn't feel nearly as cool.


But that's ok, because holy crap look at this speedrun! Above, BustahWuff sets a new any% world record for the game by beating it in 48:35. Skip ahead to 12:25 to see the run. It's pretty hypnotic to watch and his reaction when he finally pulls it off is really moving.

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As with most games that are fairly new to the speedrunning community, I'm sure this victory will eventually be beaten — there's always new tricks to find and new corners to cut.

Bravo, man!

BustahWuff via r/speedruns

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