Set the new Super Mario Galaxy 2 speedrun world record in an exciting live race

Updates [Wed 11th Jan, 2023 22:30 GMT], The VOD is now live on YouTube, so you can watch the entire race in the video above!

AGDQ 2023 is underway now, and if you’re not already watching it, you’re missing out on some cracking speedruns from the world’s best runners. And yesterday, a new world record was set for Super Mario Galaxy 2 at a charity speedrunning event.

The new record was set by Jhay – who actually broke his own world record by 4.4 seconds. now the record sits 2:54:51.33 in any% (with the bank). What exactly does Any% (with bank) mean? This is a special category which means you don’t have to do or collect everything just to beat the game, but the only requirement is that you need to use Bank Toad to unlock the final galaxy.

What makes this record even more impressive is that not only was Jha playing the game in front of a live audience of thousands on GDQ Twitch (the event is remote), but Jha also beat three other Super Mario Galaxy 2 players. This record was achieved while racing. Speedrunner – MutantAbyss, HardcoreGaming and SuperViperT302.

It’s safe to say that Jhay, who is from Wales and already holds the 7/9 world record in both Super Mario Galaxy and the sequel, is amusing himself with this tweet. We don’t blame her for celebrating.

The nearly 3 hour full speed race is worth watching as all four runners demonstrate some incredible skills and techniques. You can watch the speedrun over on Twitch (where the embed should be time-stamped), and we’ll update this post with a YouTube link when it’s uploaded!

And there are plenty of other speedruns taking place until Sunday morning (UK time), so make sure you check out our picks for speedruns:

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