Super Mario World Beaten in 23 Minutes While Blindfolded
We've seen plenty of Super Mario speedruns in the past, but not one where the game gets beaten in 23 minutes while the player wasn't looking.
Speedrunner PangaeaPanga has shocked the world as he beat the SNES classic, Super Mario World in just 23 minutes and 14 seconds. While plenty of speedrunners have shattered that time in previous runs, Panga did it without the use of his eyes. That's right — he did it blindfolded. Watch the video above and be left in awe of Panga's keen sense of memory. By the time you finish watching, you'll be left wondering whether or not he was cheating, but that's what makes the video so great. At the same time, Panga made a few mistakes and deaths while playing; he even had to restart a few levels. These errors help legitimize the notion that he was playing blindfolded.
In case you're wondering, the fastest path from the beginning of Super Mario World to Bowser's Castle is as follows: Yoshi's Island stages 2-4, Iggy's Castle, Donut Plains 1, Donut Secret 2, Donut Secret House and Star World 1-3. When I was about seven, that was the only way I was able to beat the game until a few years later. Panga notes that he started practicing blindfolded just last week and didn't start trying to beat Bowser blindfolded until June 20.
We shouldn't be surprised, really. He's also the game guy who cleared this: