The latest speed running trend involves ... Mii Maker?
Over the last couple of weeks, there’s been a race to dwindle down the time for a speedrun known as Matt%. The latest record, currently held by YouTuber Silver, clocks in at 27.10 on the original Wii Mii Maker.
If you don’t know who Matt is, allow me to remind you. He is the Mii that you would fight against as a child in the Wii Sports boxing game, where he would proceed to whoop your ass. If you saw Matt on the screen for the match-up, it was time for a beatdown. According to the Wii Sports Fandom Wiki, “Matt is very good at every sport except Cycling, Baseball, and Tennis. In Basketball, he is average.” Since ruining the childhood of many, Matt has become the subject of a handful of memes that all normally state that Matt is the most powerful being in the universe.
Over on Reddit, where a previous run was posted by JGUY3486, we can see that particular runner has created Matt at least 25 times in the Nintendo Switch version of Mii Maker. Comments debate whether or not using the touch screen would produce a faster run. Another commenter notes that this is only a 99% run, as JGUY3486 did not adjust the height or weight of Matt. Speedrunning Matt is layered, given that you can do it across various Mii-enabled consoles. Let the Matt% speedruns begin.