Thousands of people have tried this grueling Mario Maker level. Only a handful of people have actually beaten it thus far—and they had to go through hell to do it.
Here’s what that feels like:
This video, uploaded by 広樹 あああ, shows what happened after a Japanese broadcaster beat the infamous “Pit of Panga: P-Break” course, a level that is commonly thought of as the hardest Mario Maker currently in circulation. This player is definitely not the first to beat P-Break, but damn if he’s not one of the most inspiring players to have this honor.
The second Mario gets to that smiley face at around 1:07, the player can’t help but let out a scream: that’s it. He’s made it. The hardest part is behind him, and now all he has to do is hit the axe at the end. And when he finally does? He can’t help but go “YATAAAAAAA!!!,” an exclamation in Japanese that more or less translates to “I DID IT!” The guy eventually bursts into tears, tapping into the raw emotion that comes with beating a level like this. Incredible.