Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Watch this guy beat the Super Mario speed record blindfolded

mario.jpg

Clean the bathroom. 

Empty the fridge of out-of-date food.

Make a half-decent stir-fry. 

These are the things we could accomplish in 17 minutes and 46 seconds - with the use of our eyes. 

If only we had the skills of pro SNES player, Hup Chapter. The Japanese gamer god has just beaten an improbable speedrun record on Super Mario World set by PangaeaPanga, nailing a super-hard route through the entire game while blindfolded. PangaeaPanga managed a sloth-like 23:14, with Hup retracing the same path, reducing the completion time to 17:46. The final boss battle is genuinely incredible, completed by timing the game's noises with well-practiced jumps. 

How? Why? What? All relevant questions. 

Have a look at the video below, skipping to around 18 minutes to see him celebrate in wild, ear-piercing fashion. We will never be that happy.

Related

mariokart.jpg

Playing Mario Kart can actually improve your driving skills

nes.gif

These retro NES games could earn you big money

nes2.jpg

You can now pre-order Nintendo's mini NES

More

A real-life Mario Kart track is coming and yes, it looks amazing

It's BYOB (bring your own bananas)

by Tom Victor
17 Aug 2017

'The Sims' is not escapism, it's the saddest game ever made

Want an escape from real life? Do anything but reinstall The Sims

by Tristan Cross
29 Jul 2017

Man runs Football Manager for 1000 years and insane things happened

The future of football is a weird, wonderful place

by Dave Fawbert
18 Jul 2017

Mario Kart VR is a real thing and it looks ridiculously fun

Imagine Rainbow Road

by Matt Tate
14 Jul 2017

People are freaking out over this totally stupid Super Mario puzzle

Who invented this?!

by Alex Finnis
14 Jul 2017

I went in search of the last trainers still hooked on Pokémon Go

Can the app still draw mass crowds one year on, or is it all just Pokemon G(h)o-st towns now?

by Hussein Kesvani
06 Jul 2017

The Crash Bandicoot remaster is a time machine to your childhood

Was it always this hard?!

by Matt Tate
05 Jul 2017

This little easter egg about Mario's appearance is really satisfying

This can't be a coincidence

by Alex Finnis
27 Jun 2017

How well do you remember the 'Crash Bandicoot' games?

Wind back that clock to happier times

by Matt Tate
21 Jun 2017

There is a Theresa May fields of wheat game and it's pretty naughty

It's also really addictive

by Matt Tate
21 Jun 2017