Setting a World Record isn't easy. Some people dedicate their entire lives to breaking a single World Record, and it's not over just because something's been beaten. After that, it's all about defending your crown, or one-upping yourself...and that's if you can even manage to get there in the first place.

So, the idea of someone accidentally breaking a World Record time while casually playing a video game with a friend sounds like an outright lie - at the very least, it'd be statistically impossible for someone to even come close to doing such a thing.

And yet, it just happened: speedrunner Nero has set a new completion record in Super Mario 64...on accident.

The video above documents the entire speedrun: Nero was able to collect all 120 Power Stars in Super Mario 64 in 1:42:15.92...a full 15 seconds faster than the previous record.

What's ridiculous about the whole thing is that Nero wasn't going for the World Record: one day, while playing the game with fellow speedrunner Puncayshun (who held the previous record), the two decided to race. Roughly two hours later, Nero had set a new speedrunning record in the game, and he did it on accident.

That being said, it's clear that this isn't just your average Mario 64 player. While two hours of footage might be a lot to sit through, definitely check it out because there are some fantastic tricks on display throughout the run. Shortcuts that most people probably don't know about - even almost two decades after the game's release - are everywhere. It looks absolutely effortless - and the best part is, there's still room for improvement.

Nero reset the console twice following mistakes during his run, which doesn't stop the clock - basically, even though it wasn't a flawless run, Nero still set the World Record. It'd be ridiculously hard to pull off, but a perfect run could possibly cut the time down by an entire minute.

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