Super Mario Bros. 3

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While the Warp Zone makes it easy to skip a massive chunk of the game, topping the ultimate NES platformer in just 10:48 remains a huge accomplishment.

Like many of the best side-scrolling speedruns, Freddy Andersson's clip depicts ample knowledge of the game – quirks, glitches, and all – but it's particularly amazing to read that Andersson logged nearly 3000 tries before notching this time, including 115 finished attempts.

It's a testament to the ironic realization that recording such a brief playthrough requires an obscene amount of practice and likely frustration.