A well-known Super Mario 64 speedrunner has smashed his own world record for a 16-Star run, clocking in a time of 14:35.50 to secure his place at the top of the leaderboard for this particular challenge.
Speedrunner Suigi set a new world record with a 16-Star run on Super Mario 64 that he completed in just over 14 minutes and 35 seconds. He shared his achievement on YouTube and celebrated the win on Twitter, writing: "FIRST 14:3X, WORLD RECORD, WITH NO MISTAKES."
FIRST 14:3X, WORLD RECORD, WITH NO MISTAKES. i am done. its time to move on. pic.twitter.com/Di6tPhxMyY— Suigi (@GreenSuigi) March 23, 2023
As shown on Speedrun.com Suigi's latest 16-Star run on Super Mario 64 puts him at the top of the global leaderboard for this category by a fair margin, with second place going to a speedrunner who collected 16 stars in 14:50.69 and third place clocking in at 14:53.45.
The record-breaking result was acknowledged by viewers, with one person commenting on the YouTube video: "Quite possibly the greatest speedrun of all time, across all games." And another adding: "Already had an OVERWHELMING lead in this category, then DESTROYS his best time by 6 seconds. This is the GOAT run of SM64. Nothing comes close."
Suigi added the stat to his Twitter bio alongside his other Super Mario 64 records, including a feat he achieved just last week. That one saw him complete a 1-Star run on the game in 6:58.35, becoming the first person in the world to finish the challenge in under 7 minutes.
Super Mario 64 is highly regarded by many as one of the games that ushered in the 3D era. But beneath its surface is a web of glitches and skips that make the game a joy to speedrun, and there are several insane tricks that speedrunners use when attempting to break records.
Adele Ankers-Range is a freelance entertainment writer for IGN. Follow her on Twitter.