Long Standing 120 Star Super Mario 64 Speedrunning Record Finally Was Beaten Last Night

I don’t follow the speedrunning community as closely as I’d like to, but it’s hard not to admire the immense skill all the various types of speedruns out there take to complete in the times they do. What is even more special than the skill it takes is being able to set a new world record for a speedrun when that record is one of the longest standing records in the history of speedrunning.

Super Mario 64, to date, is the game that speedrunners have always flocked to the most and the challenge of collecting all 120 stars as fast as possible as always remained one of the grandest challenges in the speed running community. Cheese05, just last night, broke the record. Kotaku did a great breakdown of why this particular record breaking moment is so special. I actually just wrapped up watching the full run myself and I have to say, that is some massive platforming perfection.

Go ahead and enjoy the run in the video above. Do you enjoy the speed running scene?

Nathanial Rumphol-Janc

A veteran in the video game media sphere, Nathanial co-founded Gamnesia, founded MetroidWiki.org, ran the news the segment on the Zelda Universe Podcast, found and ran Zelda Domain from 1998 to 2006, and built Zelda Informer as the Editor-in-Chief from 2008 to 2017. He now owns and operates Nintendo Prime. You can follow him on twitter @NateJanc, otherwise just stay tuned at Nintendo Prime for more of his work.

  • asmith

    After only watching the first 10 minutes at 2x speed; I am re-evaluating the level of Super Mario 64 competency I believe I am.