Speedrunner Crushes Super Mario World Without Using A Single Power-Up

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There were some remarkable speedruns at Summer Games Done Quick 2016, but this might be the most impressive: Rezephos blazing through Super Mario World without getting a single mushroom, fire flower, cape, star, or Yoshi.

You can watch the astounding run here (starts at 7:50):

Those shell jumping tricks are just out of this world. One interesting note: Normally, the shortest way to get to Bowser’s Castle is to enter the first possible Star Road warp, in World 2. But because you need to turn into Big Mario to get past that first Star Road stage, Rezephos had to go a little further, beating Donut Plains and getting into the Star Road via Vanilla Dome, where you can progress without getting any power-ups.

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My favorite part of this run is that he has his grandma on the couch supporting him.