'Super Mario Bros.' speedrunner hits nearly inhuman 4:55 world record

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'Super Mario Bros.' speedrunner hits nearly inhuman 4:55 world record

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The Super Mario Bros. record has been broken by Kosmic, the first human being to ever beat the game in 4 minutes and 55 seconds.

In a near-perfect run of Super Mario Bros. Monday night, speedrunner Kosmic completed the 1985 NES games in stunning fashion, breaking the world record of the any% category with a time of 4:55 and 913 ms. Kosmic beat the record he had just set that same night at 4:56 and 245 ms.

This run is an extremely impressive feat of precision, memorization, and years of practice. It's so good, in fact, that it is nearly tied with the theoretical best time that can be achieved in Super Mario Bros.

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