Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Watch Dude Uses Natural Glitch to Shatter Super Mario Bros. Speedrun Record


I was pretty good at Super Mario Bros. back in the day. I had all my warp zones down cold. I could corner a Koopa Troopa against a block and keep hopping on it until I got unlimited 1UPs. (Don’t worry, I paid for my skill by being a complete loser for the rest of my life. I peaked in fourth grade.)

But these people? These people make everyone look like they’re playing Nintendo games with mittens on. Currently, they’re beating the entire game (Hammer Bros. and all) in under five minutes.

Kotaku reports that speedrunners have found a glitch in the 31-year-old game that shaves milliseconds off their times, and believe me, those milliseconds matter. As of today (Oct. 10, 2016) the current world record for beating SMB stands at 4:56.878, held by a guy called Darbian.

For perspective, back in 2013, the world record stood at 4:58. It has since been broken three times in just the last month. So, how are they doing it?

Well, you know how there’s a flagpole at the end of each level? You jump on it, the flag comes down — level over, right? It turns out that if you jump just right and press some buttons perfectly, you can grab it without making the flag slide all the way down. Mario just grabs the flagpole and walks off.

To see it, fast-forward to the 0:27 mark in this video of Darbian’s winning run — or, you know, just watch the whole speedrun.

Subscribe to KLAQ El Paso on

NEXT: Two Mexican Midget Wrestlers Killed by Fake Prostitutes. No, really.

Best of

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Freeloaders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Freeloaders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.