Let’s be honest; in comparison to the average gamer, speedrunners are industry rockstars. However, one Mario 64 speedrunner has taken this quite literally by beating the game using nothing but a drum kit [via Screenrant].
If you’re familiar with YouTuber speedrunner CZR, you’ll already be aware of his drumrunning shenanigans. If not, then you’ll probably want to check out his channel, which features various game speedruns achieved using a customised drum kit.
From Zelda: Breath of the Wild to Cuphead, the drummer has already covered a lot of gaming ground. Yet, the speedrunner’s latest Mario 64 achievement is on an entirely different level.
The YouTuber’s latest video features a familiar set-up and a self-imposed time goal of 1 hour 34 minutes. After frantically drumming his way through the game, CZR managed to smash his own expectations by achieving a time of 1h 28s.
For context, an ordinary playthrough of Mario 64 should take around 12 hours, providing you’re not trying to speedrun. Therefore, the fact CZR has managed to beat the N64 classic with a drum kit is impressive, to say the least!
Of course, this isn’t the first time we’ve witnessed an unconventional controller. A few months ago, a Hades streamer managed to beat the game using wired-up pomegranates. Nevertheless, CZR’s drum themed controller preferences are still unfathomable. I mean, I’d struggle with a native Nintendo 64 controller, let alone a drum kit.
Perhaps with a bit of practice, CZR could be in with a shot of beating the Mario 64 world record. Personally, I’d love to watch Dream Theater’s Mike Mangini play some games using this thing. That being said, there’s definitely an art to using a drum kit as a controller, one that extends past your ability to play Rock level C!
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Featured Image Credit: Youtube/CZR