A few months ago, we (re)discovered an astonishing well-hidden secret regarding the very first Super Mario Bros on the NES, which would have saved many players a lot of nervous breakdowns in the late 80s. the first adventures of Nintendo’s most famous hero continue to be a timeless classic, and many are still reviving Super Mario Bros today, in search of the sensations of yesteryear or simply for fun. to complete the very first level.
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A new record for Super Mario Bros.
Obviously, like other games of the time, Super Mario Bros is also part of the speedrun scene, this practice aimed at finishing a game as quickly as possible. Over the years, each record becomes a little more impressive, some even appearing to be unbeatable, the latter being sometimes optimized to the nearest frame.
This is the case of Super Mario Bros, with the streamer Niftski who managed, last December, to come to the end of the game in just 4 minutes 54 seconds and 881 thousandths very precisely, the time necessary for some to complete the level. 1-1 in the game. Still, the time then set by Niftski was quickly declared “impossible” to beat, the player having optimized his course like never before to fall below the 4:55m mark thanks to an almost perfect run .
However, a few days ago, this same Niftski managed to achieve the impossible, beating his own record. The latter indeed finished Super Mario Bros in 4 minutes, 54 seconds and 798 thousandths, a tiny improvement, worthy of the differences that can be seen in Formula 1, equivalent to only five frames.
For the record, you should know that an absolutely perfect run was achieved in 4:54 and 265 ms, in the context of a run assisted by tools, which means that all the inputs of the controller were programmed to the extreme, so much so that humans would not be able to reproduce them.
If you have a few minutes for yourself this weekend, why not relaunch this very first Super Mario Bros on NES, and see, not if you manage to beat this new record, but quite simply if you already manage to complete the adventure “like before”?