10 Video Game Guinness World Records That Will Blow You Away
8. Most Difficult Level Created In Super Mario Maker
Super Mario Maker fans are pretty hardcore: either they're producing levels that don't require the player to move anywhere and take them on faux-roller coaster rides or at the other end of the scale produce the kinds of levels only Satan or the genius Derek Yu could build.
Pit of Panga: U-Break by Alex Tan is one such level. Taking a whopping 11 hours to make and another soul-crushing 39 hours to beat, it doesn't resemble a conventional Mario level at all.
The level begins with Mario dropping onto a P-Switch which itself is falling through the air towards lava. Then it's up to the player to bounce through a terrifying gauntlet of skilled bounces: grabbing falling shells and springs, throwing them ahead of themself to advance, only to be met with saw blades and thwomps that need spin-jumping on to bounce over them. It really is indescribable and is best seen played by its creator.
Probably the trickiest part of the level comes a mere 30-seconds in, when the player has to traverse a room full of angry catapillars while bouncing across them AND throw-catching green and red Koopa shells, alternating between them.
See his Alex Tan's Guinness World Record profile here. The equally bruising level before U-Break was P-break, which can be seen here.
Bryan Langley’s first self-bought console was the sublime Super Nintendo and he hasn’t ever stopped using his opposable thumbs since. He is based in Bristol, UK and is still searchin' for them glory days he never had.