When able to hesitate like very few species on earth, man sometimes shows evidence of perseverance regardless of the possible futility of the task in question. A player whose will nothing seems to be able to undermine the will brings us the evidence again.
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Since the first part was released in 1992, the Mario Kart series has made and broken friends. It offers a determined arcade racing cocktail mixed with a little skill (depending on yours) or sheer luck (according to Plume, the main attraction). ). If the rear of the peloton can always hope to begin a fantastic ride thanks to a few feel-good items, Nintendo doesn’t forget to take a few short cuts here and there to give the drifting aces a chance.
But in addition to the freaks Nintendo slipped on purpose, The most ardent players have used the elasticity of the formula to find new shortcuts that are less conventional but at least as spectacular. And if the less young among you no doubt remember the porous polygons of Mario Kart 64, A very knowledgeable pilot has just done a real feat on Mario Kart Wii, which is the best-selling episode of the series to date as long as we count Mario Kart 8 and its deluxe version separately.
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The first game in the series, which has integrated two-wheelers in addition to the traditional karts of the same name, actually offers what the players have named Ultra shortcuts, jumps that obviously aren’t provided by Nintendo and that allow you to scratch the clock for several minutes. The presence of reruns and an online portal had allowed this practice to quickly spread throughout the community, but despite that shared flare, an ultra-shortcut still withstood the onslaught of players …
… until this week! A French player (!) Under the pseudonymArthuurrrP comes for the first time to do the Ultra Shortcut of the Rainbow Road race by hand, a manipulation that was previously only possible in the tool-assisted Speedrunor with tools that allow you to match any frame to the hair of a mustache.
A viewer was able to immortalize the feat live, and ArthuurrrP couldn’t believe his eyes so much that he had to wait until he crossed the finish line to be sure of his recording:
as seen on reddit, after 5 years and tens of thousands of attempts @ArthuurrrP is the first person to successfully complete the Ultra Shortcut and Round of Mario Kart Wii Rainbow Road. Arthur the god pic.twitter.com/J52B8NEqHw
– Rod Breslau (@Slasher) January 14, 2021
The viewer takes the opportunity to show something lower than The chances of successfully using this ultra linkage are 0.00001%. Enough to make the feat memorable, isn’t it?