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World record Super Mario Bros. run of 4:54 achieved, finally breaking the 4:55 barrier

1 month ago   |   By Nintendo Enthusiast

Speedrunner Niftski stands on the cusp of godhood, having achieved a world record 4:54 speedrun in Super Mario Bros. More specifically, it's 4:54.948. Aside from being a world record, what makes this achievement extra special is that it is the first time a human being has ever breached the “4:55 barrier” or “55 barrier.” Even the current RTA tool-assisted speedrun record for Super Mario Bros. is only a 4:54 - 4:54.265. For those who don't know, TAS basically means someone has programmed a computer to play the game for them. So in other words, Niftski is only a fraction...
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New Dragon Quest III speedrun record set by swapping out Dr. Mario, Kirby, and FF cartridges

1 month ago   |   By Nintendo Enthusiast

The mad speedrunner Hitshee from Japan broke a new RTA speedrun record for one of the all-time best Famicom RPGs in Dragon Quest III. The record was possible thanks to another wild method by the speedrunner, this time involving a few cartridge swaps on the fly. Before getting into the how, if you've never heard of Hitshee, he's the previous Dragon Quest III record holder. RTAinJapan ????3??????????????????????????????????????????????????????? RTAinJapan pic.twitter.com/qLZIS5EzPI - Hitsheegame?????????? RTAinJapan December 27, 2020 The previous record for the classic Famicom RPG was 22...
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