After 7 months in which achieving 120 stars in 1 hour and 38 minutes seemed impossible, the American Liam King has achieved such a feat.
The speedrun has become an art in recent years. It is a way of enjoying video games that not only requires great skill at the controls; also of a great knowledge of the title on which it is intended to tackle the challenge of completing it at a frightening speed. And recently we have witnessed a new world record: that of Super Mario 64 . It was the streamer Liam King who has managed to collect the 120 stars in 1 hour, 37 minutes and 53 seconds . A mark that places him at the top of the rankings after beating, by just half a minute, the holder of the best record since last April. You can see his feat on video below.
According to the data collected by the Speedrun portal, in the last three years there have been up to 50 people who have been around a time close to 1 hour and 45 minutes , making it clear that the competition is fierce and that every second makes a difference . We do not know if anyone will be able to dethrone Liam King, but we are sure that there will be few who will tirelessly try. Without going any further, King himself was already able to get the 70 stars necessary to reach the credits in just 48 minutes.
Super Mario 64: a myth available on Nintendo Switch
The historical leap from the saga to three dimensions was reflected in Nintendo 64, back in 1996 (1997 for Europe). A title that revolutionized the genre and laid the foundations for many things we would see in the future. Later, already in 2004, it received a renewed version for Nintendo DS. It is currently available on Nintendo Switch as part of the Super Mario 3D All-Stars compilation .
Sources | Speedrun , Liam King