Mario Kart 8 Deluxe world-record run dashed by a Blue Shell

Watch World record attempts. 200cc, Star Cup, items from Skilloz_ on www.twitch.tv Check out the 24:30 mark for the incident.

Skilloz_ was on a world-record run in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Just a few more seconds, and he would have the new record for the Star Cup circuit at 200cc speed. The record was within spitting distance, and then it happened. A Blue Shell swooped in and ruined the entire run. It happened at the end of the last race as well, adding just a bit more pain to the whole experience. While it's sad to see this record lost to a Blue Shell, I have a feeling most MK8D speedrunners know the feeling all too well.


Pepperidge Farm remembers. 😉 The amount of times a Blue Shell has destroyed my finish, sometimes right before the line. I can laugh now, but at the time, every kind of colour of language spills forth. I'm sure it's the same for most folks.

Maybe I’m just an old man and I don’t get this newfangled nonsense, but I don’t see the point of speedrunning something with such a high level of randomization.

There's something even worse than this: Animal Crossing 100% speedrun

So what time does the blue shell ruin the run? I'm not sitting through over an hour and a half of footage looking for it...

Going to assume it's video mark 24(min):17(sec)

Tue Feb 12 19 02:24am
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I'll never understand speed runs in games with random elements.


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