Mario 64 - beaten in 16 minutes

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Mario 64 - beaten in 16 minutes
Here's one of those videos that gamers record following the sale of their soul to the devil. As you can see, Mario 64 is, for want of a better word, well and truly twatted in a shade over a quarter of an hour.

You've probably seen the Mario 3 five minute run, the Ikaruga double-hand video and so on. This is well up there ? watch right through to the later levels. Players of the game, whether in its 64 or DS incarnation, will notice the flawless pinpoint accuracy probably resulting in discussion as to whether it's real or not.

From what we can gather, the video is put together on an emulator and could well have multiple restarts. Still, makes for a beautiful sequence of gaming though and well worth a watch.

Let us know what you think in the forum below.

Comments

RIPRAW 10 Jan 2006 10:03
1/9
It's definitely fake. From the website hosting it;

"These are movies of classic console games being played extraordinarily, using an emulator as a tool to overcome human limitations of skill and reflex."

It's still pretty cool though. More can be found here;

http://bisqwit.iki.fi/nesvideos/
Greg2k 10 Jan 2006 11:35
2/9
Just cause he cheated doesn't make it fake. He did finish the game in the stated time. Could he do that in one go on a real console? Maybe not, but he could probably do it in 30 minutes, now that he knows how.
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DoctorDee 10 Jan 2006 12:49
3/9
Greg2k wrote:
Just cause he cheated doesn't make it fake.

It does if the emulator was used in conjunction with a carefully scripted macro combining a well-timed series of "user" inputs resulting in ideal and perfect gameplay.
kid_77 10 Jan 2006 13:31
4/9
DoctorDee wrote:
It does if the emulator was used in conjunction with a carefully scripted macro combining a well-timed series of "user" inputs resulting in ideal and perfect gameplay.

But even that would be impressive. You'd have to work out the "perfect gameplay" first.
wanderingsoul 10 Jan 2006 13:44
5/9
I'm still a purist. I don't give any credibility to "fastest times" done with any sort of emulator. It has to be done the way it was meant to be played.
majin dboy 10 Jan 2006 16:54
6/9
Shigeru Miyamoto must be turning in his grave.

without being a wet blanket i think this thing is a disgrace.i have played thru this game and its superb,a 16 minute run spoils it.

to see it ripped to pieces makes me sad.
crs117 10 Jan 2006 18:57
7/9
majin dboy wrote:
Shigeru Miyamoto must be turning in his grave.

without being a wet blanket i think this thing is a disgrace.i have played thru this game and its superb,a 16 minute run spoils it.

to see it ripped to pieces makes me sad.


Unless Miamoto Sans is a vampire i dont suspect he spends much time in a casket. Of course what do I know of the weird Japanese culture...they love Salt Flavored Ice Cream.

Christian
Greg2k 10 Jan 2006 20:36
8/9
Oh for Christ's sake, will you guys lighten up? It's just a video =P

Yeah, of course Mario 64 rocks, and 16 minutes do it no justice. But that video was still cool. How many of you knew you could get past the 70 star minimun for passing the game?
LUPOS 10 Jan 2006 21:53
9/9
Greg2k wrote:
Yeah, of course Mario 64 rocks, and 16 minutes do it no justice. But that video was still cool. How many of you knew you could get past the 70 star minimun for passing the game?


i did... and i also know that its 60 stars... 70 stars on the ds version cause it has more stars than the original, but thats just me nit picking ;)
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