Watch This Guy Beat Super Mario World While Blindfolded In 23 Minutes, Setting A World Record — VIDEO

I have horrible vision, so in a way, before I don my glasses in the morning, it's a little bit like being blindfolded. But honestly, I don't attempt anything much more complex than sneaking off for a pee or refilling a water glass. I certainly don't game it up without proper vision (and even then, I admittedly am not exactly well-versed or good). However, Speedrunner PangaeaPanga beat Super Mario World in 23 minutes while blindfolded, setting a new world record. If he could do that without any vision remotely, surely I could learn to operate the coffee pot sans specs...right?

As it turns out, blindfolds have a function outside of weird first dates and sex things. They're apparently used for a major test of gaming intuition, which is a challenge I can hardly begin to fathom. There must be such a high level of skill present in the competition. However, to be real, I did finally beat my boyfriend's 7-year-old at Super Smash Bros. recently, and I might as well have been blind during that since I kept forgetting which Bowser was me and used tactics such as mashing all the buttons in a circular motion. I don't expect to repeat similar luck. Anyway, clearly Speedrunner PangaeaPanga isn't relying on chance.

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He gets into it with deliberate purpose. Like, he's about to rock this classic game inside and out from beneath an airplane eye mask.

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There's a Bowser I'd wager that's hard to miss even when blindfolded.

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But boy, ain't victory sweet? See the whole adventure below:

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