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Super Mario Bros. speedrunner makes one last record-breaking attempt

"I have reached my potential in this category"

A new world record for Super Mario Bros. speedruns has been set — and it's not much different than the previous one, set back in October. In fact, the player who breezed through the NES game in a record-breaking four minutes, 57 seconds and 260 milliseconds today is "Darbian," who also posted several of the other best times.

Above, watch him finish the game with an extra 387 milliseconds to spare over his October speedrun. It's an "Any %" run, meaning that completion is defined as getting to the very end of Super Mario Bros., allowing him to make ample use of warping.

The video's also available on his Twitch channel, where he keeps an archive of his previous attempts and successful world record runs. These give a fuller picture of how dedicated to his craft Darbian is — although, after setting his latest record, he claims his days of running through Super Mario Bros. are over. Thankfully, he's already shown interest in other games: There are also videos of his speedrun attempts through Donkey Kong Land 2 and Timesplitters 3 on his Twitch page.

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