4-2: The History of Super Mario Bros.' Most Infamous Level

  • Published on Jan 29, 2018
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    Thanks to andrewg1990 and kosmic for research help! (also I asked xx_420_blazit_xx about a couple of things so shoutout to him too!)
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    soundcloud.com/henrikjonssonmusic "mystical digital"
    m.soundcloud.com/the-rain-sword/t-800 (the intro music)
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Comments • 8 893

  • Icylapras24
    Icylapras24 29 minutes ago

    2020: It turns out that Nintendo made it so that if you go back into the pipe at the start of the level you immediately go to 8-1.

  • Mike C
    Mike C 5 hours ago

    Nice Top Gear music at 14:58

  • withonestone
    withonestone 9 hours ago

    It's 420 today. BLAZE IT!

  • Fizzy Fox
    Fizzy Fox 11 hours ago +1

    I once fell through the ground level 1 on super Mario world, I died by falling through ground that was there..I was speed running the game (Beat it in 3 hours and 11 minutes)

  • muzikdc
    muzikdc 23 hours ago

    I wonder what secrets are left in super Mario 1 that no one has found yet.

  • Daniel Lenrd
    Daniel Lenrd Day ago


  • Michael Fuhrmann

    the quest for perfection never ends 🍪😊

  • Joe E
    Joe E Day ago

    This should be an episode of NOVA.

  • Matt Leitch
    Matt Leitch 2 days ago

    this video makes me glad I like girls more than games.

    DRUNKEN RAMBLE 3 days ago

    I'm convinced that if 100 Video Game junkies came together, they could cure Cancer in a month. Tops!!!

  • SHiN SEi
    SHiN SEi 3 days ago

    Huh... What happened to Flash?

  • Hugh Janus
    Hugh Janus 4 days ago

    clickbait drivel. speedrunning is for autists. games are art, not mindless racing tracks.

    • Hugh Janus
      Hugh Janus 3 days ago

      "a level" there's your problem

    • Bus Bus 2
      Bus Bus 2 3 days ago

      Hugh Janus it’s fun to try to beat a level as fast as you can.

    PANTA 4 days ago +1

    Just be honest here. Despite the fun and frustration these time runners have ( And I mean those who really counts bits and frames ) isn't this a huge waste of valuable potential?
    These guys could do some real important things. But instead they try to do something, which is cosmically seen, utter useless. I mean what have you archieved in life? "I managed to play Super Mario Bros as fast as possible." Err, allright. Don't get me wrong, I get the fun factor. But this kind of commitment, and not one useful outcome, makes you start to think to do other fun things that DOES bring you somewhere? Is it me? Or...

  • Chris Kaplan
    Chris Kaplan 4 days ago

    this was so fascinating to watch. thanks for making this video

  • Mises
    Mises 4 days ago

    Kogos gostou

  • Patrick Evans
    Patrick Evans 5 days ago

    What is the music that starts playing at 3:20 ? It is haunting me

    • Patrick Evans
      Patrick Evans 5 days ago

      it was "check mii out" from mii plaza. what a track

  • Abraham Doucette
    Abraham Doucette 6 days ago

    i discovered a glitch on world 1-2 that lets you skip to level 5-1

  • Rhinozzonthetrack
    Rhinozzonthetrack 6 days ago +1

    y u gotta make the outro so sad tho

  • Quaid Dalton
    Quaid Dalton 6 days ago

    So is this level infamous for anything outside speedrunning?

    • Quaid Dalton
      Quaid Dalton 3 days ago +1

      +Zero Black now that's a reasoning I can get behind

    • Zero Black
      Zero Black 3 days ago

      Its the favorite among stoners

  • Justin Tian
    Justin Tian 6 days ago +1

    I don’t know why, but this video seems creepy even though it isnt

  • LionVenom
    LionVenom 7 days ago


  • xReTuneSx
    xReTuneSx 7 days ago

    This is like Cinema, so interesting. No Wonder that this Video has 5m clicks

  • Jeremy Hetrick
    Jeremy Hetrick 8 days ago

    we had speed runs in 86 and 87, me and a good friend could warp through the game in less than 2 minuets. We use to play nothing but super mario every single day for at least 2 years. School > super mario > school > super mario > school super mario>>>

    • FierceDeity
      FierceDeity Day ago

      So you mean to tell me you beat the game in 2 minutes? Cause I don’t believe that unless you all found a major glitch.

  • Kris Sumerfelt
    Kris Sumerfelt 8 days ago

    Gotta give you credit for the top gear music haha! nice touch!

  • Arda Kerem Haydar
    Arda Kerem Haydar 9 days ago

    this place is where history was written. i respect everyone who competed in these. as a gamer i fucking cant even do half as good as these.

  • Tito Perez
    Tito Perez 10 days ago +1

    Stage 4-2 is also the best song from the NES-Game Ninja Gaiden..

  • Trahcker
    Trahcker 10 days ago +4

    Speed runners - **exist**
    4-2: I’m gonna end this mans whole career

    • Trahcker
      Trahcker 3 days ago

      G01d3n_Freddy XD. Bro ur dumb it’s a meme

    • G01d3n_Freddy XD
      G01d3n_Freddy XD 3 days ago

      end "this man's"? but it says speed *runners* hmmmmmmmm

  • Gengarzilla
    Gengarzilla 11 days ago

    Not the hero we need, but the hero we deserve.

  • WHAC420
    WHAC420 11 days ago


  • Danny Delorean
    Danny Delorean 12 days ago

    Why do I need to read a google doc to get the songs?

    • Danny Delorean
      Danny Delorean 11 days ago

      +Summoning Salt Oh ok. i must have missed the music links.

    • Summoning Salt
      Summoning Salt  11 days ago +1

      The music list is in the description, and this way, you can see the link for the artists across all my videos instead of just this one.

    • Danny Delorean
      Danny Delorean 11 days ago

      +Summoning Salt Most people credit the artists in the description.

    • Summoning Salt
      Summoning Salt  12 days ago +1

      Where do you want me to put them?

  • GamePlayTactics
    GamePlayTactics 12 days ago

    how do you get into the history of mario speed runs in the first place

  • nate mullen
    nate mullen 12 days ago

    why am I watching this? I'm a fucking loser. fart fart fart

  • C. XO
    C. XO 12 days ago

    Amazing documentary

  • michig911
    michig911 13 days ago

    that's just cheating

  • Logan SplatoonBoy
    Logan SplatoonBoy 13 days ago

    i saw clipping into a pirahna plant

    • FierceDeity
      FierceDeity Day ago

      Yes. Only the stems of the plants have hit boxes.

  • Juan Perez
    Juan Perez 13 days ago +2

    Thank you for putting things I didn't know I needed to see in my reccomended as always youtube

  • MeownaMeow
    MeownaMeow 13 days ago +1

    Just press down on the pipe 4Head

  • raw trout
    raw trout 14 days ago +1

    i still play this game

  • famousmonster369 Beetlegeuse


  • Carrie W
    Carrie W 14 days ago +1

    Oddly fascinating

  • USApyon MRC
    USApyon MRC 15 days ago +1

    Why have about 5,000 people disliked the video? What, they went "Hey, this video about facts sucks. Go eat a banana peel or something."

  • Legendary Ocelot
    Legendary Ocelot 15 days ago +2

    A complimation of smb speedrunning videos like this should be in netflix as a show or documentary.

  • Herbert Mosavel
    Herbert Mosavel 15 days ago +1

    jrrrr so boring...

  • dick castle
    dick castle 15 days ago +2

    This is the most useless information ever. I now have a PhD in speedrunology, thanks youtube

  • AtariBorn
    AtariBorn 16 days ago

    The moral of the story...Andrew needed a girlfriend.

  • billl o'connel
    billl o'connel 16 days ago

    I loved the video

  • Sunset Rider
    Sunset Rider 16 days ago

    Every time he says “bros” instead of “brothers,” part of my childhood dies inside.

  • toby lawrence
    toby lawrence 16 days ago

    1-1 is the most famous level in Mario

  • Michael Caprarella
    Michael Caprarella 16 days ago

    All for braging rights? These ppl have too much time on their hands haha

  • NylD Youtuber
    NylD Youtuber 16 days ago +1

    Watched this while downloading God of War
    Also this is an awesome video

  • Caleb Hyatt
    Caleb Hyatt 16 days ago

    At first I thought "what kind of loser tries for 10 years to find out how to beat one level milliseconds faster?" And then I realized I spent 20 mins watching a video about how people spent 10 years learning how to improve times by milliseconds...

  • Evade Aspect
    Evade Aspect 16 days ago

    Now you could clip tho

  • Jason Waite
    Jason Waite 16 days ago +1

    Any guitarists here?
    The 4 invisible blocks under the vine block form the finger positioning for an E7#9 (the Hendrix chord)

  • Christopher Sauter
    Christopher Sauter 16 days ago

    Unreal... wow

  • Delta PAG
    Delta PAG 17 days ago

    It's amazing how much effort people exert for something that's completely pointless. Image if all that innovative thinking was applied to the cure for cancer

  • [GD] Freezer
    [GD] Freezer 17 days ago +1

    When I try speed running that part

  • Bubba Kushii
    Bubba Kushii 17 days ago

    Haha what a vid

  • Kelly Ziolkowski
    Kelly Ziolkowski 18 days ago +7

    A stoner thinking about sub-pixel values.. yep that is the magic of ganja my friends.

  • Thomas Train
    Thomas Train 18 days ago

    10:33 for OG Wii Boxing Music

  • your worst nightmare
    your worst nightmare 18 days ago +1

    Watching this video ruins super Mario bros for me

  • ManeuverAviator007 Y
    ManeuverAviator007 Y 19 days ago +1

    Wow this was fun, seeing people speed running 4-2

  • Matt Hargrave
    Matt Hargrave 19 days ago +1

    Humans are amazing(ly unproductive)

  • hsdfreedom
    hsdfreedom 20 days ago

    love the top gear music at 16.00 i wasn't expecting it

  • Vector
    Vector 21 day ago

    11:30 this just sounds cool

  • Tyran bigchild
    Tyran bigchild 21 day ago +2

    "it was all thanks to a guy named xx420 blazitxx"

  • Jared Hall
    Jared Hall 22 days ago


  • Adrian Delos Santos
    Adrian Delos Santos 22 days ago

    Best wii sports remix of all time: 10:30

  • Q the omnipotent
    Q the omnipotent 23 days ago +1

    150 years from now this will still the the G.V.G.O.A.T!

  • ll4_4ll F4ony
    ll4_4ll F4ony 23 days ago

    This is a amazing documentary!!

  • OutLawStarGod Starwin
    OutLawStarGod Starwin 23 days ago +1

    I did it that back in 86 it was a glitch

  • wulfstorm
    wulfstorm 23 days ago


  • Lol eksdee
    Lol eksdee 23 days ago

    Music at 10:32 ???

  • Lancer____ Dog
    Lancer____ Dog 25 days ago

    Damn I just had the biggest flashback to 1986

  • Jaskaran
    Jaskaran 26 days ago

    4-2: exists
    Speedrunners: *Its free real estate*

  • Suman Lama
    Suman Lama 26 days ago

    Hmm you say no glitches allowed, but everything in this video looks like a glitch to me. What am I missing here?

    • Rusty
      Rusty 25 days ago +1

      people started ignoring twingalaxies' no glitches rule years ago, they use speedrun.com instead

  • DaFrenchToaster
    DaFrenchToaster 27 days ago +1

    I actually tried to do the wall clip (I’m stupid) I did not do it cause it just to hard so I went to Minecraft cause like why not?

  • Man Like Shark
    Man Like Shark 27 days ago

    *Not humanly possible*
    Speed runners: Hold my beer

  • Neurotripsicks
    Neurotripsicks 28 days ago

    Pffft this means nothing to me until I see someone beat negative world.

  • M o o s e
    M o o s e 29 days ago

    10:35 whats that music from lol, sounds so familiar but I forget

  • Bryan Escalante
    Bryan Escalante Month ago

    Technically the fastest you can beat the level is 377.... 378 is possible but you have to like backwards jump the beginning to get the right frames to start the stage select screen .... Now a 379 is Also possible but .... You need a modified console or play around with the emulator... So when the level starts press right while falling down ... That'll save you around 10.5 frames jump the big gap facing backwards in one hit ... Clip through the wall run jump ... Run and big jump to pass over the warp and go into it ... You'll start at the stage select level .... And also you'll have beaten 4-2 at 379 or 380.... But it becomes buggy when you go into a new world like 8-1 it'll freeze for about 2-1 seconds cause game loading... Or nothing happens 50-50

  • Jeremy Nunya
    Jeremy Nunya Month ago

    I'm still trying to beat the game at a normal speed...

  • reace m
    reace m Month ago

    I am xx_420_blazeit _xx

  • Brick Mania
    Brick Mania Month ago

    the creator of mario must've been on some good shit back in the day - it's only fate....

  • MarbleSwan666
    MarbleSwan666 Month ago +1


  • VanillaLimeCoke
    VanillaLimeCoke Month ago +5

    Wow......12 years of playing just to save 1 second.
    These people have way too much time on their hands.

    • Michael Fuhrmann
      Michael Fuhrmann Day ago

      30 years of windows ... and still needs so much time to boot.

  • Matthew Mark
    Matthew Mark Month ago

    I am 1:26 in and I am not watching a 20 minute video on this. But I got to say I am impressed. This seems like a legit documentary.

  • Brigham Davis
    Brigham Davis Month ago

    I thought the most well-known level was 8-3.

  • Subjektive Gaming
    Subjektive Gaming Month ago

    What a fucking good game it is! People still
    play it, talk about it and win money with it.

  • Руфус Исааков

    Pfft just bring Sonic lol noobs

  • rollmeister
    rollmeister Month ago

    I bet all these speed runner's have Asperger's. Pedantic non-sense.

  • Stinky Tits
    Stinky Tits Month ago

    So people spent this much time to beat Mario one second faster.... why is there no cure for cancer yet.

    • Bryan Escalante
      Bryan Escalante Month ago

      +Stinky Tits I know what you mean... But am saying that a cure wouldn't cure it permanently... It'll still be there... Since well most things around cause cancer ... Look around most places have a sign that says ... There chemicals we use here that are known to cause cancer .... But anyways ... I believe there should be a cure but there's so much bad stuff around us that a cure will be pretty hard to make

    • Stinky Tits
      Stinky Tits Month ago

      Bryan Escalante what does creating radiation have to do with a cure... a cure implies an illness that needs to be cured. So you get cancer then we can “cure” it. But idk if that makes sense to you.

    • Bryan Escalante
      Bryan Escalante Month ago

      Well as long as there is radiation that we create around .... There's always going to be cancer 😣😣😣

  • simon the splatoon obsessed nerd

    this video felt more like a documentary than a video and i love it. its intresting, and actually worth watching. keep up the amazing work, dude!

  • SebSnip 835
    SebSnip 835 Month ago +1

    What is the music at 6:35 ?

  • Creeperboy45560
    Creeperboy45560 Month ago +1

    At 10:34 the music is the boxing game if you won or lost then the music plays it’s so relaxing to listen to my brother was a god at that game he destroyed me a lot like if you get destroyed from your brother or sister

  • Creeperboy45560
    Creeperboy45560 Month ago +1

    At 3:29 the music was the check me out channel for the Wii it is dead 💀 now because it got shut down fck Nintendo now like if you hate Nintendo for closing their own channels a lot for the Wii

  • Shibow Wolf
    Shibow Wolf Month ago

    Cosmic’s 4:55

  • Edu Cabrera
    Edu Cabrera Month ago

    The music made this so cool

  • Jared Halpain
    Jared Halpain Month ago +2

    Thanks, bros. love this video

  • Jacob .van dr Plas
    Jacob .van dr Plas Month ago

    To do stuff like this you must absolutely have no life whatsoever

    • Jacob .van dr Plas
      Jacob .van dr Plas Month ago

      Also impressive you replied to a video this old with 500k subs , i mean where do you Find te Time to do that, kudos to you

    • Jacob .van dr Plas
      Jacob .van dr Plas Month ago

      Summoning Salt lol bro just trolling, i never liked speedrunners but i love the games that are being speenrunned. Well put together video, enjoyed the zelda music in the meanwhile

    • Summoning Salt
      Summoning Salt  Month ago +1

      It's just a hobby

  • Deadeye HorrorGamer

    Dude who the hell invests that kinda time and precision into a speed run lmfao that blows my mind man. Thats dedication