The speedrun it is a common competition in the community gamer which aims to complete a video game in the shortest time possible. Finishing a game in a few minutes can be an impressive feat, but doing it blindfolded is another matter. This is precisely what the player Crescendo achieved, who broke the record in Super Mario Bros.
With a video on YouTube, which you can see below, Crescendo showed how he plays the classic from start to finish Super Mario Bros. blindfolded completely to stop the stopwatch at 11 minutes 55 seconds.
According to the video description, Crescendo spent 40 hours attempting this record. To achieve this, in addition to perfectly synchronizing each movement when counting the seconds, he listened to the sounds and took them as signals to make sure that the elements of the environment were in the right place and time, such as when fireballs hit the walls . “The fact that I’m a musician also helped,” he says.
Crescendo beat the record for speedrunner Dodai, who first achieved the milestone in 2016 by finishing the game in 14 minutes and 46 seconds. It is not known how many players have attempted this feat, but at least, so far, only these two players have achieved the record of finishing Super Mario Bros. blindfolded and in the shortest time possible.
Super Mario Bros. is one of the most popular titles within the speedrun, and as we have seen, there are players who know this title so well that they can not only do it without looking at it, but also very quickly. It has even been thought that this game is approaching the point where it will be impossible to go through it in less time. So far, the record is held by the player Niftski, with 4 minutes and 55 seconds.