Being the best at being bad at Super Mario Bros

You may, or may not (if you’re not pretty geeky) have heard of Super Mario Bros speed runs. That’s when people try to finish the original Super Mario Bros from the original NES, as quickly as possible. Once, in my childhood, I took part in a Super Mario competition. In a shopping centre. I went in feeling a little bit special, because I knew about these warp zones that let you skip levels. Turned out everybody knew about the warp zones and lots of people were quicker than me… anyway. Here’s what a speed run looks like.

Impressive, no?

Well. What could possibly be more difficult than a speed run? How bout a speed run getting as few points as possible. This is actually an impressive point. A guy managed to finish the game and only get 600 points. And if you watch the video, the only thing preventing him scoring only 500, was that he appeared to accidentally bop a gumba on the head.


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Nathan runs St Eutychus. He loves Jesus. His wife. His daughter. His son. His other daughter. His dog. Coffee. And the Internet. He is the pastor of City South Presbyterian Church, a church in Brisbane, a graduate of Queensland Theological College (M. Div) and the Queensland University of Technology (B. Journ). He spent a significant portion of his pre-ministry-as-a-full-time-job life working in Public Relations, and now loves promoting Jesus in Brisbane and online. He can't believe how great it is that people pay him to talk and think about Jesus. If you'd like to support his writing financially you can do that by giving to his church.