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Fastest Time To Complete Super Mario Bros.

United States Andrew Gardikis

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Quincy, Massachusetts, United States / December 15, 2011

Andrew Gardikis completed the Super Mario Bros. game in four minutes, 58.72 seconds.

- must be completed on an original Nintendo console
- timing begins when the player first gains control of the game's character and ends upon touching the axe at Bowser
- no turbo emulation or altering devices may be used to assist the player
- must observe RecordSetter video game criteria
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  • response to this attempt United States Jack Straw

    Jack Straw

    at 5:06 you clearly jump through the hammers. lies.

  • response to this attempt United States Jesse Breazeale

    Jesse Breazeale

    cool

  • response to this attempt United States mustachesanator

    mustachesanator

    WTF, how did you go though the damn Fire Chain?!?!!?

  • response to this attempt United States Craig Wardrip

    Craig Wardrip

    Why are u guys complaining about the plants? Although I know he probably would of died there. Why is no one mentioning the fact that he swims threw fire chains not once but twice on lvl 8-4? I was very impressed practicly flawless run in fact. Until I saw that. To me that proves hes using a cheat. Still it looks good till then.

  • response to previous attempt United States Alexander Vincent

    Alexander Vincent

    Do you think you could shed some time by not collecting any coins or points the game has to count at the end of each level?

  • response to previous attempt United States Dave Vogt

    Dave Vogt

    Andrew is a legend.

  • response to previous attempt United States Alex Cunningham

    Alex Cunningham

    I have to ask... Did you ever lose a run because you accidentally jumped into Bowser's axes?

  • response to previous attempt United States Eric Cummings

    Eric Cummings

    Excellent run Andrew! Thumbs up on this WR from a fellow runner.

  • response to this attempt United States Benjamin Humphrey

    Benjamin Humphrey

    this is bs, look at abou 4:35 he double jumps in mid air to get to the pipe? wtf

  • response to this attempt United States Sonny

    Sonny

    and to answer the dissappearing plant games of this caliber were subject to whats known as glitches...most notably sometimes enemies will dissappear or you can get stuck in a game sprite which enemies will keep coming and coming...most notably ninja gaiden

  • response to this attempt United States Sonny

    Sonny

    i can jump over the plants too and barely hit them...just try it once or twice and you can do it too

  • response to this attempt United States Steven Helbert

    Steven Helbert

    this is bullshit hes touchin the plants!!

    • response to this attempt United States Trevor Cornect

      Trevor Cornect

      If you had skills, you would know that you can just touch the edge of them and not die. No bullshit dumbass

  • response to this attempt United States Don Atreides

    Don Atreides

    This guy is the real deal. He did it live in front of Shigeru Miyamoto. The questionable stuff is all about how hit detection works in the game. So it may look weird, but it's legit.

  • response to this attempt United States Emily Patricia

    Emily Patricia

    Thanks for sharing that, Andrew.

  • response to this attempt United States Andrew Gardikis

    Andrew Gardikis

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcmKPmj9yeE

    Here's a FAQ for people who don't know the technical side of the game.

    • response to this attempt United States Allie Brooke

      Allie Brooke

      I'll admit I know of the various glitches but I wanna see a timed speed run using no glitches

  • response to this attempt United States Clay Mitchell

    Clay Mitchell

    and the disappearing plant at 4:30 right before he jumps down the pipe is very suspicious...

  • response to this attempt United States Clay Mitchell

    Clay Mitchell

    wouldn't it have been faster to not jump to the top of the flagpole, but instead to drop, then jump as low as possible on the pole, thus a much shorter slide time? Plus Nate's reply seems very true....

  • response to this attempt United States Nate

    Nate

    Second warpzone he took he would have had to climb the vine you dont take the pipe to the mushrooms. Vines take you to the sky where the mushroom warpzone is. This is fake the pipes in this game take you only underground.

    • response to this attempt United States Daryl Kiddey

      Daryl Kiddey

      Wrong, pipes only take you underground if the camera is in the correct position. which 99.9% of the time it is.

      However if you screw witht he camera, pipes can take you to the screen warp before or after then. hence 4-2 and 8-4.

      ~Zeo

  • response to this attempt United States Shawn Delgado

    Shawn Delgado

    It all looked legit except for the jump through the wall of Bowser's hammers, although with a game that old, he probably just round a hole in the hit detection.

  • response to this attempt United States Andy Shick

    Andy Shick

    Wonder what the record is if you don't use various bugs (going down pipes that weren't meant for you to go down, wall jumping, jumping into sides of enemies to kill them)

  • response to this attempt United States Andy Shick

    Andy Shick

    This is a record? I've seen this time on youtube before.

  • response to this attempt Australia allen staal

    allen staal

    Wow bro you are friggen great mate ....

  • response to this attempt United States Ryan Sullivan

    Ryan Sullivan

    Andrew is an outstanding gamer. Glad to have him here showcasing his skills like he does on TG!

    Congrats!

  • response to this attempt United States Corey Henderson

    Corey Henderson

    Brings back some serious memories. If only I had a video camera and RecordSetter when I was in 8th grade.

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