Super Mario Bros. SubsetSub 5-Minute Speedrun
Console icon NES

Game icon

Publisher

Nintendo

Released

September 13, 1985

Achievements

Author: suspect15 (9)
There are 9 achievements worth 345 (210,994) points.
  • You must wait on the Super Mario Bros. title screen for at least 1.5 seconds prior to pressing start. Look for the Bowser icon to appear to indicate you can begin a run.

    507 (257) of 32,068 – 1.58%

    0.80% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    1.58% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete 1-1 on pace for a sub 5-minute run (1-1 split 35.08 or less)

    178 (138) of 32,068 – 0.56%

    0.43% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    0.56% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete 1-2 on pace for a sub 5-minute run (1-2 split 1:08.98 or less)

    74 (64) of 32,068 – 0.23%

    0.20% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    0.23% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • On Pace After 4-1

    (25) (2,890)

    Complete 4-1 on pace for a sub 5-minute run (4-1 split 1:43.26 or less)

    61 (54) of 32,068 – 0.19%

    0.17% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    0.19% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • On Pace After 4-2

    (50) (8,495)

    Complete 4-2 on pace for a sub 5-minute run (4-2 split 2:14.73 or less)

    39 (36) of 32,068 – 0.12%

    0.11% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    0.12% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • On Pace After 8-1

    (50) (19,077)

    Complete 8-1 on pace for a sub 5-minute run (8-1 split 3:02.65 or less)

    20 (16) of 32,068 – 0.06%

    0.05% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    0.06% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • On Pace After 8-2

    (50) (33,892)

    Complete 8-2 on pace for a sub 5-minute run (8-2 split 3:38.31 or less)

    13 (9) of 32,068 – 0.04%

    0.03% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    0.04% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • On Pace After 8-3

    (50) (43,567)

    Complete 8-3 on pace for a sub 5-minute run (8-3 split 4:13.26 or less)

    11 (7) of 32,068 – 0.03%

    0.02% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    0.03% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Sub 5-Minute Run!

    (100) (101,646)

    Complete Super Mario Bros. in under 5 minutes

    10 (6) of 32,068 – 0.03%

    0.02% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    0.03% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
Recent Players:
UserWhenActivity
vnov2023-09-24 17:20:59Mario is racing through World 8-3
tlhiv2023-09-24 13:00:31Mario is racing through World 1-2
ScarletDeathweaver2023-09-24 02:01:38Mario is racing through World 8-1
Trebrick4442023-09-23 20:01:28Mario is racing through World 1-2
trackerjacker2023-09-23 07:58:29Mario is racing through World 1-2
Vuragado2023-09-23 01:52:11Mario is racing through World 1-2
haferhobbies2023-09-22 17:28:03Mario is racing through World 1-2
rival132023-09-21 10:23:43Mario is racing through World 1-1
fenixsaimon2023-09-21 10:04:17Mario is racing through World 2-1
wiLLi3m2023-09-20 20:53:41Mario is racing through World 1-2

Recent comments

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nobodyishere 15 Apr 2023 00:33
Kosmic pog
TheRealBillHicks 15 Apr 2023 01:21
I love this idea! This is a really clean, super straightforward set.
Kosmicd12 15 Apr 2023 04:07
Thanks for making this!
suspect15 15 Apr 2023 04:20
It was an absolute honor to have you as the first master. Thanks again for all your help during the development of the set!
GAMERJET 15 Apr 2023 05:42
Cool concept. Would fit many other games on RA too.
Retrokaiser 15 Apr 2023 12:32
This set is awesome.
vintageclassicgamer 15 Apr 2023 13:02
Cool. I'd love to see more bonus stuff like this.
lemon42 26 Apr 2023 19:03
Thank you, this is just amazing !
Goldor 26 Apr 2023 19:51
The leaderboard will be hard to beat with Kosmic in the race. But I'm so glad he's on Retroachievement now!
ScarletDeathweaver 26 Apr 2023 22:44
Where can I click play?
Kalaphant 27 Apr 2023 23:05
I'm not seeing the timer, does anyone know why?
suspect15 28 Apr 2023 01:12
kalaphant, you are either not waiting on the title screen until the bowser icon appears or you have leaderboards disabled in the emulator. If you are using RetroArch, go to Settings > Achievements > Leaderboards and set "Tracker Only"
ScarletDeathweaver 28 Apr 2023 22:28
I was the third player to complete the game and former #2 World Record holder and I just figured out what the fastest way to beat the game is:

I just tested turbo buttons, L+R, and U+D, and all of the above legally work here so the best possible time is 4:54.03, NOT 4:54.26 like is the case on Speedrun.com.
suspect15 29 Apr 2023 12:08
Thanks ScarletDeathweaver for pointing that out. I've been looking for a way to ban those inputs, but as of now, I haven't found a reliable way to disable the achievements/leaderboards when those button combinations are pressed. Unfortunately the way the memory works is that when holding opposing directions, the memory address that is linked to control input is set to the same value as when nothing is being pressed. There is likely a much more complex interaction occurring within the game's memory than I've been able to observe. For now, those inputs won't be restricted. That said, I highly doubt that'll be the difference between someone being able to sub-5 and not.
ScarletDeathweaver 6 May 2023 01:52
4:54.232 HUMAN SOB https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_h244gN5G98
ScarletDeathweaver 6 May 2023 01:54
I beat the no L+R TAS in the final room of 8-4 by doing a perfect L+R fast acceleration (assuming I got first pixel of 8-4, please lemme know whether or not I lost time on the axe)
ScarletDeathweaver 6 May 2023 06:29
4:54.166 sob with perfect L+R water
TheJediSonic 13 May 2023 14:27
There should be a 1000 pointer for doing it under 5 minutes while sipping coke and eating pizza
ScarletDeathweaver 30 Jul 2023 08:17
How is 1-2 and 4-2 being completed faster?
suspect15 1 Aug 2023 02:41
I made a bad update to the 1-2 and 4-2 leaderboard on July 23 and unfortunately 4 erroneous times were submitted. I fixed the leaderboard and removed the invalid times - my apologies to the effected players.