Summer Games Done Quick was held at the start of the month, and one speedrunner in particular managed to set an impressive new record. A tool-assisted speedrunner who goes by the name of ais523 managed to beat Super Mario Bros. 3 in just two seconds. In order to achieve this, he had to use a Nintendo robot called TASBot to press buttons on the NES controller 6,000 times a second. This allowed the player to insert a new code into the game, which gave him the opportunity to jump to the final screen in two seconds.
Even though the player is essentially exploiting a glitch, tool assisted speed runs are allowed, so this was recorded as an official speedrun. If you’re interested in the more technical side of how the glitch works, you can check out this explanation from ais523 on
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