The Government is Lying to You

The Government is Lying to You

The Government is Lying to You

by Steve Napierski to Comics

Maybe, for once, the government is not actually lying to us. I found a few speed run videos for Super Mario Bros. that were clearly using assisting tools to cheat, but I did find this one, that I am including below, that felt legit. In it, the player (Andrew Gardikis) completes his run in four minutes and fifty-eight seconds.

Super Mario Bros. Speed Run – 4:58.14 *World Record*

And if you have any questions about something you noticed in this video, Andrew pretty much answers all of them in the about section of this YouTube video, as well.

  • Lior.F

    the run seems hacked – something was off on level 4.2
    the pipe he used does not return him to the warp area.
    you can check this:
    http://www.mariowiki.com/images/7/74/SMB42.png

    the government is lying to us.

    • Lior.F

      oh – didn’t read the details, he glitched the warp area…
      the government is glitching us.

  • Tear

    ” I found a few speed run videos for Super Mario Bros. that were clearly using assisting tools to cheat”
    TAS (Tool-Assisted Speedrun) is *not* cheating. It might not be what you’re looking for, but it’s just a different category. The goal is to show the fastest you could beat a game if you had superhuman reflexes and could press buttons on the specific frames you want.

    • DSQ

      Using tools to perform on a level that would be practically impossible otherwise and using features unavailable through normal game play to gain unfair advantages over people playing normally is pretty much the definition of cheating. It’s just a level of cheating many people are comfortable with, since you’re mainly beating on the computer instead of directly in competition with human opponents, but it’s still cheating and it’s an ok thing to do as long as you make clear that you’re doing it.

  • Haohmaru

    Doesn’t look like he’s going to stop.