Streamer breaks record for Super Mario Galaxy 2 at Awesome Games Done Quick charity event
Super Mario Galaxy 2 speedrunning has a new world record that was established by a Livestream. One of the many games being played during Awesome Games Done Quick is Super Mario Galaxy 2. Other activities include speed runs of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, and Ratchet and Crank: Up Your Arsenal.
Fantastic Games Done Quick: A Charity Speedrunning Event
Fantastic Games Done Quick is a charity video game fundraising event that is being organised by Games Done Quick (commonly abbreviated as GDQ). For charitable organisations like the Prevent Cancer Foundation, GDQ has so far raised over 37 million dollars. As suggested by the name, the streams feature speed runs of well-known games. Super Mario Galaxy 2 for the Wii was published 13 years ago and received favourable reviews at the time of its release.
Jhay breaks world record in Super Mario Galaxy 2 speedrun
Jhay, a speedrunner and streamer, had already set a record of 2h 54m 55s, which put him in the lead just ahead of Doopsie, another speedrunner. Jhay’s most recent run, an “Any% with Bank run,” took 2h 54m 51.33s to finish, breaking his previous world record by 4.4 seconds. Even though 4 seconds may not seem like much, in the realm of speedrunning, even fractions of a second matter, especially given that Super Mario Galaxy 2 has some of the game’s most challenging stages. The phrase “with Bank” alludes to the character Bank Toad, who is necessary to unlock the game’s final galaxy and presents an additional obstacle.
Fortunately, and because of his talent, Jhay’s speed run went much more easily than the other speedrunner’s Minecraft run, which was thwarted by a fish. Jhay wrote on Twitter in all caps, expressing his happiness at his success and declaring that he had reached his height. It makes sense that the new world record may be viewed as a major athletic event with 80,000 spectators present. Many commenters expressed their surprise at seeing such an astounding world record in person.
Neon White: A Speedrunning-inspired game with an incredible soundtrack
It’s understandable given this level of popularity why games like Neon White, which features an incredible soundtrack, are based on the idea of speedrunning. Even though games like Super Mario Galaxy 2 were not created with speedrunning in mind, the fact that they are still being played decades after release is a testament to the devotion of the fans to these fantastic titles. Players discover new ways to appreciate these games and delve into their mechanics, understanding them at a level that may even surpass that of the game designers.