Dude Smashes The Mario Bros. World Record

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Tom Votava's score of 4,678,440, a Mario Bros. world record that has stood since 2009, has been smashed by Florida man Steven Kleisath, who earlier today set a new high score of 5,424,920.


Having been playing the game since the mid-80s, Kleisath's score was set on an original coin-op machine.

"I feel amazing," he told Patrick Scott Patterson right after beating the old mark. "I definitely know now it can be pushed up even further, but you gotta have the time and stamina and focus to pull it off."

Fun fact: Kleisath used to be the drummer for metalcore band Shai Hulud.



A rare instance of the phrase "florida man" not preceding a bizarre crime. But this is pretty neat I guess.