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Explaining the INSANE Mario: Bowser's Fury Speedrun World Record

  • Published on Jan 26, 2023 veröffentlicht
  • Thanks to @Nin-Tanner for letting me react to his run: • [WR / 25:58] Bows...
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Comments • 1 093

  • Nin-Tanner
    Nin-Tanner Month ago +7603

    Thank you soo much for showcasing the run! There isn’t another Tanner that I’d want to watch my WR more than you :)
    I’m on Twitch if y’all would like to watch more from me [ twitch.tv/nin_tanner ], and please speedrun Bowser’s Fury! It’s so fun!!
    And now, a boring correction list (don't worry, it ain't a long read):
    1. [9:34] While I don't have a number myself, 15 crouches per second sounds a bit high. I'd say 10 per second is a good mash for me.
    2. [18:35] The first time Tanner points at the floating island I manipulate with the camera, he actually pointed at the wrong one. He corrects himself a couple minutes later.
    3. [20:11] The "trash can" does not have to be defeated to unlock the Pipe Path island. In fact, you must complete the first phase of the Pipe Path and Risky Whisker islands (the two I do before the trash can) to unlock the trash can.
    4. [24:33] All Bowser fights are outside of the cycle system, not just the final battle.

    • Miguel G
      Miguel G 11 days ago

      true speedrunner behavior, making sure the community knows the correct strats lol ❤

    • DarkCoreX
      DarkCoreX 12 days ago


    • Nin-Tanner
      Nin-Tanner Month ago +1

      I can only make a fight occur earlier by either going from 1-5 shines faster, and/or going from 34-40 shines faster. The other fights (not accounting for possible route improvements in the future), occur ASAP.

    • Novarender
      Novarender Month ago

      If you saved enough time during a segment, could you set the clock forward to trigger the next fight early?

    • Is_Urban
      Is_Urban Month ago

      @Nin-Tanner so worth it, also just tried bowsers fury, it’s actually surprisingly hard to learn, spent about 3 hours doing it and it was fun but hard

  • c14n onYT
    c14n onYT Month ago +4020

    You know it’s a good run when smant has to speak at 100mi/h to keep up

    • Manuel Jaco
      Manuel Jaco Month ago

      And out of respect he shows he can't do it in less than 26 minutes

    • Xxblade17
      Xxblade17 Month ago


    • Joe Salto
      Joe Salto Month ago +1

      bro fr i had to check that i didnt have the playback speed settings set to something crazy once i started the video

    • simòn Fernandez Wu
      simòn Fernandez Wu Month ago

      hahahah i love the word smant

    • PROEUK
      PROEUK Month ago


  • Fulltx
    Fulltx Month ago +1932

    "The faster you do the boss fight the more time you can save" Thanks Tanner!

  • Jane Thorndyke
    Jane Thorndyke Month ago +319

    "Am I accidentally on like 1.25x speed?" Has to be the speedrunner compliment of the century

    • dyw__
      dyw__ Month ago +4

      Lol fr

  • Lord My-T
    Lord My-T Month ago +666

    This feels like GDQ without audience, but with someone on the couch giving a a pretty damn good explanation of the run. More of that please! 👏

    • Novarender
      Novarender Month ago +1

      God I want this at GDQ

    • dsnineteen
      dsnineteen Month ago +1

      It’s like a directors commentary track, only interesting!

    • Valery0p 5
      Valery0p 5 Month ago +12

      Fr, both the run and the explanation are positively crazy

  • Patterrz
    Patterrz Month ago +969

    Man you managed to explain everything super well, I know very little about speedrunning or modern Mario but I was able to follow really well and the title is 0 clickbait what a crazy run, love it

    • White Rabbit
      White Rabbit Month ago

      Please stop the human sacrifice at the particle accelerator laboratory.

    • Crunchy the Goblin
      Crunchy the Goblin Month ago

      Hey how’s it hanging Pat

    • The Nuclearduke
      The Nuclearduke Month ago +1

      @Smustanghuh ?

    • Myles Solomon Perkins
      Myles Solomon Perkins Month ago

      It's PokePat watching another of my favourite streamers!

    • Smustang
      Smustang Month ago

      @The Nuclearduke Is this like an inside joke he told his fans to do when they see him because that other guy said the exact same thing

  • Beta Mind
    Beta Mind Month ago +629

    Love listening to Ant react and commentate on speedruns. I don't even know what mario game this is but im entralled by 1)speed runs 2) the technical knowledge of the runner and Ant knowing what that knowledge is

    • SurfRaychu
      SurfRaychu Month ago

      @Universal_ramen FINALLY, someone who calls it a remaster and not a port.

    • Jabberson
      Jabberson Month ago +3

      Same! It's so fun to hear Ant talk so passionately about it!

    • Universal_ramen
      Universal_ramen Month ago +28

      It's 3d world + bowsers fury, the second part in particular, it's the switch remaster or Mario 3d world on the Wii U with an extra, open world, more classic 3D Mario game as an added bonus to getting the switch version

  • Penquinn14
    Penquinn14 Month ago +155

    It's really impressive how he's able to control two characters at once so well throughout the entire run. It's also really nice that Smant was doing a commentary through it all since it really showcased just how much is actually happening in this run

  • Christopher Cox
    Christopher Cox Month ago +954

    I kinda love his reacting to speedrun videos

    • Tyler Heister
      Tyler Heister Month ago

      @Jackson Arnold This 100%. It makes it so much more enjoyable to watch

    • AmazingFireBoy1
      AmazingFireBoy1 Month ago

      He's Speedrunning commentating a speedy Speedrun.

    • shinyman
      shinyman Month ago

      Me too

    • Joe Mama
      Joe Mama Month ago


    • Jackson Arnold
      Jackson Arnold Month ago +44

      Not even just reacting-it’s the explaining. I can watch a speed run and all I’ll notice is ‘wow zoomy’ so I looove hearing the ridiculous details and exploits. It’s what makes speed running so great

  • Iconic
    Iconic Month ago +95

    Smant was practically crying on how well he was controlling the skate😂

    • Sand-Attack
      Sand-Attack Month ago +1

      I didn't have much trouble beating this game, but skating to get the blue coins almost broke me. Must have taken me like 20 attempts

    • Corundum Krabble
      Corundum Krabble Month ago +6

      So was I like wtf

  • Suspicious Temmie
    Suspicious Temmie Month ago +127

    Nin-Tanner deserves way more support than he's been getting, I can't wait to see the amount of support he gets from someone as popular as SmallAnt showcasing his speedrun!

  • binary cat
    binary cat Month ago +59

    speedruns are one thing where this kinda react/commentary thing actually makes it like 10x better to watch because then you actually know what's going on

  • mercury a2000
    mercury a2000 Month ago +47

    There's some parts of this that I feel like I understand and could do with practice, but controlling Bowser Jr. like that? Absolutely insane. Mad respect.

    • Blaze2710
      Blaze2710 28 days ago

      @Nebulous Vendragon amen, fuck motion controls lmao

    • Nebulous Vendragon
      Nebulous Vendragon Month ago

      @B Oh of course, however I play a lot of games where precise movements are a necessity.

    • B
      B Month ago

      @Nebulous Vendragon It depends on the game how the camera is affected.

    • Nebulous Vendragon
      Nebulous Vendragon Month ago

      @B It moves my camera and breaks my focus cause the camera is always shaking, it's the worst when I'm aiming at something cause I can't hit weak points. This is the short version.

    • B
      B Month ago

      @Nebulous Vendragon why do you hate gyro controls?

  • Drsands
    Drsands  Month ago +14

    Love how he honors him by making this video 26:00 flat, completely incredible speed run. Definitely a man dedicated to his craft.

  • That Obstagoon Guy
    That Obstagoon Guy Month ago +27

    I was checking if I had the video on 2x speed. You can feel the passion and I love it!
    THIS is how you are both energetic and not annoying! So many creators tend to scream into the microphone which is mostly just annoying.

  • Stephen Donovan
    Stephen Donovan Month ago +26

    As someone who’s not a big fan of the design of Bowser’s Fury casually, this has actually convinced me that it’s a sick speed game. Good stuff

  • Elysa Hates To Study
    Elysa Hates To Study Month ago +5

    Just the fact that you have to coordinate both your own movements as well as Bowser Jr. through *motion controls* just gotta make this one of the most insane games to speedrun oh lord

  • TheAdvertisement
    TheAdvertisement Month ago +8

    I love Smallant's commentary on these speedruns because I do not have the patience to speedrun but love the techniques they employ in runs.

  • Ethan Shaw
    Ethan Shaw Month ago +32

    This speedrun is truly Clip-Share. Never seen such a Clip-Share speedrun.

    • the
      the Month ago +2

      Clip-Share speedrun be like

    • Amber7H
      Amber7H Month ago +9

      true, a very youtube speedrun indeed

  • Lori Praus
    Lori Praus Month ago +7

    I could watch Smant excitedly explaining speed runs everyday! It's so fun!

  • Matt Larson
    Matt Larson Month ago +9

    I love this so much. You running is often fun on its own, but I love when speed runners cover other speed runners work and explain it. It's like an in the trenches play-by-play version of SpeedDocs or SummoningSalt. Perhaps a speedy Jobst. 😂

  • Gaaraloverr1
    Gaaraloverr1 Month ago +5

    Man, I love these speedrun analysis videos. I’m always impressed by the creative techniques this community always comes up with, so having someone sit down and explain the process to laypersons like myself is always appreciated 💕

  • sakup
    sakup Month ago +12

    It's funny to see Smant be astounded by Nin-Tanners split brain to control 2 characters at once while plays Odyssey with his hands and feet

  • JayGamings
    JayGamings Month ago +2

    I'd love to see Smallant explain some older Mario speedruns, like Mario 64.

  • MarioSMG64
    MarioSMG64 Month ago +9

    Having a speedrunner explain what's happening in another person's speedrun is my favorite genre of video. The one where Smallant reacted to the Minecraft All Achievements run is my comfort video.

  • Crowned Gaming
    Crowned Gaming Month ago

    Your explanation of this run is almost as impressive as the run itself! Wow! Lol kudos to the runner too, his brain is insane to do all this point-precision multitasking.

  • Marco Nasaruk
    Marco Nasaruk Month ago +1

    Happy 2nd Anniversary, Bowser’s Fury!
    And wow, this speedrun is creative!

  • XenBlem
    XenBlem Month ago +27

    as a person who has beaten stage 2 of super mario bros arcade, I can say this is a pretty difficult run.

  • Sbev0
    Sbev0 Month ago +2

    SmallAnt is one of the people who can just talk about something he is excited about and you just feel good. It's so amazing to listen to him just talk and explain something like you don't want him to stop.

  • Duplollama ree
    Duplollama ree Month ago +2

    this was great. him getting practically everything right was so satisfying

  • quillypen
    quillypen Month ago

    Holy cow, what a run! The bowser jr controls are off the hook, amazing! Thanks for giving the run some attention.

  • Christian Rojas
    Christian Rojas Month ago

    Smant is one of the best speedrun commentators, perfect insight for what's happening ingame.

  • ScoutiverTTV
    ScoutiverTTV Month ago

    This game pushes the boundary of multitasking in a fun way. Love watching this.

  • OofMoment420
    OofMoment420 Month ago +44

    Damn well that was a quick upload. It was fun watching you go over this so well!

  • Nick Bensema
    Nick Bensema Month ago +2

    the skill of Nin-Tanner doing a WR by controlling two characters at once including during the skate part, is almost as impressive as SmallAnt being able to talk fast enough to keep up with what's happening.

  • Rasmus
    Rasmus Month ago +12

    I like how it feels as if smallant has to speedrun the explanaition as well, like the run itself is just too fast

  • Cribby
    Cribby Month ago

    I’ve been watching speedruns for over 10 years and I have never seen a cooler run than this

    WETRIX Month ago

    mario speedrunners are just insane, always super entertaining to watch the strats they come up with

  • Zogun
    Zogun Month ago

    Super interesting to listen to, you're such a treat Tanner! Please keep doing more of these :)

  • Flameri
    Flameri Month ago +7

    This felt like a GDQ speedrun with the commentary

  • Mark Bost
    Mark Bost Month ago

    Oh I really want more videos like this. This was such a fun video to watch. Maybe it could be a series with lesser-known games with cool runs!

  • Vector Based
    Vector Based Month ago

    Man, high-quality narration and good energy. A great host. Seriously.

  • specialZ6060
    specialZ6060 Month ago

    More wr Speedrun commentaries please. I love hearing about the exploits and the tricks the runners know.

  • God Supports Abortion. Numbers 5:11-31

    This is wild, he's basically doing two speedruns on top of each other

  • Ian Thompson
    Ian Thompson Month ago

    It's always a pleasure watching your speedrun explanations. 10/10 double-Tanner content.

  • Otter
    Otter Month ago +8

    Damn, what an absolute youtube this man is

  • J Jayansh Adithya
    J Jayansh Adithya Month ago +16

    Mario speedruns regardless of the game are some of the best speedruns you can ever watch.

    • oles schwester
      oles schwester Month ago +1

      Yes, Nintendo games always come through with their precise controls.

  • Topbeehler
    Topbeehler Month ago +1

    Speed runners scare me. I can't believe some humans have this level of skill. Extremely impressive. I've done like one speed run for fun in my life, practiced, trained, spent like a month to beat it as fast as possible even learning glitches and watching world records. I still was like an hour behind the pros. This is amazing and that is so freaking cool to see this! Thanks for sharing SmallAnt

  • Gibble
    Gibble Month ago +1

    So nice that you showcase this mans run like that. Aside from it just being a really cool speedrun thats clearly very difficult to perform with the controlling 2 characters, 1 with motion controls, its nice to see big creators like ant pulling up the smaller guys. Huge respect for that!
    Congrats on the awesome run!

  • BadgerByNature
    BadgerByNature Month ago +1

    This is great, SmallAnt! I love when someone can explain so clearly what's going on - it can be very hard mid-run for the player especially during events like GDQ, it's so cool to see it broken down essentially real-time.

  • Merik Malhads
    Merik Malhads Month ago

    Dear god, this is probably my favorite Mario game just based off of the technical movement you can do but this is some next level stuff. I fully understood each move he was doing technically but my god would it be difficult to replicate

  • very_much
    very_much Month ago +5

    Jeez, imagine the amount of practice that went into something like this. This runner is a real Clip-Share.

  • Max Barnaby
    Max Barnaby Month ago +1

    Please more content like this Smant! I love speedrunners explaining runs and showcasing other runners. I love your challenges but give us more speedrun commentary!

  • FranticSkeleton
    FranticSkeleton Month ago +1

    You Just know this is going to be good when Smant has trouble even comprehending the first 5 minutes lol.

  • emilyofjane
    emilyofjane Month ago

    This speedrun has evolved so much in just one year! Congrats to nin-tanner for the milestone!

  • Geminiproject
    Geminiproject Month ago

    Smallant’s explanation deserves a speedrun world record

  • Incep tioniist
    Incep tioniist Month ago +1

    Wow! Always nice to have an expert explains stuff so "dummies" like me understand it too and can appreciate it! :)
    Without it I wouldn't understand a fifth or tenth of what happened haha

  • npesta
    npesta Month ago +5

    Fantastic run!! I love this game so much, one of the only Nintendo releases to make me feel something in a long time. I wish it was longer too… can only hope Nintendo decides to implement some more experimental stuff in whatever main Mario game comes next.

    • Lol'nt
      Lol'nt 28 days ago

      it would be really funny if i overlaid every shine collection in this run with the reaction

  • Zachary Adler
    Zachary Adler Month ago

    This is great content and it's really nice seeing him be so passionate about speedrunning.

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth Month ago

    you know it's an amazing run when smant is SHOCKED by a tiny mistake

  • TriNitro1
    TriNitro1 Month ago +2

    “Idk how he does it. He’s controlling two characters at once” says the SMO MinCaps runner

  • LudiBrolo
    LudiBrolo Month ago

    This is one of the coolest speedgames ever and deserves so much more respect

  • Yannis Piette
    Yannis Piette Month ago +1

    Incredible run, the dual control seems super fun, and amazing movement
    Well done for the commentary, it adds a lot of value to the run =)

  • Chungenour
    Chungenour Month ago +5

    Glad to see Smallant give this game another chance. The speedrun is so sick. I'd love to grind for Sub 26 someday but it would be a big mental barrier for me. (Nin) Tanner must've been really nervous and excited to VC with you and it is so deserved after how much he grinded for Sub 26.

  • FinnFiasco
    FinnFiasco Month ago +1

    SmallAnt’s energy here is like 6-year-old me getting excited trying to show my mom how the palette changed after 6pm in Pokémon Gold

  • CardinalBirb
    CardinalBirb Month ago +1

    i'm so happy whenever speedruns are commentated over. it's why i love GDQ stuff. makes me appreciate them more

  • Kyle D
    Kyle D Month ago

    That was a lot of fun to watch, especially with the commentary! Thanks!

  • Tri Bailey
    Tri Bailey Month ago

    As an old BF speedrunner I am very glad that the wr is getting more attention and I really hope the wr gets contested by another person

  • Kanii
    Kanii Month ago

    I really enjoy this type of videos. You explained it great, I hope there‘ll be more of these!

  • RandomGuy98
    RandomGuy98 Month ago +5

    Honestly, Bowsers fury was such a fun experience in my opinion. It really felt like a Mario open world, with power ups and stuff.

  • BThomas
    BThomas Month ago

    Your speed run videos are always so good.

  • megaman7010
    megaman7010 Month ago

    Super impressive. Mario speed runs always impresse the hell out of me.

  • George Hanselman
    George Hanselman Month ago

    I LOVE watching bowsers fury runs thanks a lot for showing it off and giving it the attention it deserves!

  • TimberJackEB
    TimberJackEB Month ago

    This guy is truly a Clip-Share at running Bowser's Fury.

  • Jatniel Aviles
    Jatniel Aviles Month ago

    I love how Smant is doing his own speedrun for fastest commentary on Bowsre's Fuy speedrum XD

  • Wizdabest1
    Wizdabest1 Month ago +9

    Smant: How does he control 2 characters at once?
    Also Smant: Plays smo with his hands and feet

  • Kya
    Kya Month ago

    An absolutely youtube speedrun, love it!

  • Smelly Fries
    Smelly Fries Month ago +1

    Nin-Tanner is truly a Clip-Share and they deserve more subscribers!

  • Octobean
    Octobean Month ago +1

    Was wondering how cool the movement would be and he immediately started bhopping, this run is already sick

  • RandomDude
    RandomDude Month ago +1

    i used to keep up with speedruns for this game like a year ago, now i'm watching the new WR and it's SO much crazier than before omg

  • JoEsMhOe
    JoEsMhOe Month ago

    Big fan of the Speedrun walk through! Be cool to see some more!

  • Leon
    Leon Month ago +6

    I watched a lot of early Bowser's Fury Speedruns. So it's nice to see how it evolved and damn is it much much faster. I remember them struggling with sub 30min.
    Edit: That early first Sky Island Shine is amazing! probably the largest departure from older routes.

  • Ryan Falla
    Ryan Falla Month ago

    Its insane how Ant's able to keep up with this, he'd be great at commentating

  • roooc
    roooc Month ago

    It's like a mix between 3D mario games and a source engine game with tilt controls copilot it's insane

  • Erolith
    Erolith Month ago

    Would love to get more speed running commentary like this. I love GDQ and love what they do for the community, but sometimes the couch gets distracted and lose their train of thought on the commentary. And sometimes I don't have an hour to watch a whole summoning salt video.

  • TehJellyLord
    TehJellyLord Month ago

    Well this is awesome. Really hope the next 3D Mario game is like this just more lol

  • Crusaddy
    Crusaddy Month ago +1

    This commentary was done so well. We really need more speedrun commentary to reach this level!

  • Mayro
    Mayro Month ago +6

    This run has gotten so cool since the game came out oh my god.

  • Fishy Biller
    Fishy Biller Month ago

    Hes so good at speedrunning that even his voice is speedrunning

  • alphabitserial
    alphabitserial Month ago

    This is one of the craziest speedruns I've ever watched

  • SenrabMJam
    SenrabMJam Month ago +1

    This Speedrun is a certified Clip-Share moment

  • uiinpui
    uiinpui Month ago

    The bowser's fury speedrun is insane

  • Nathaniel Ruiz Nowell

    This was insane! Such a great watch!

  • Skits & Schist
    Skits & Schist Month ago +5

    This guy is a true Clip-Share- I've never seen a more involved speedrun. Incredible.

    • Sapphire Blue
      Sapphire Blue Month ago +1

      Ah, a fellow Clip-Share from the absolute Clip-Share that is Rumble Tumble Games :) Hello and have a nice day!

  • Tyrannnous 74
    Tyrannnous 74 Month ago

    the passion that he talks about the game with is amazing

  • Honorable Intent
    Honorable Intent Month ago

    I think the only thing I can think of for that damage inside of Bowser's hurtbox doing more has to be how they set up the ground pound/dive damage being higher. It must hit a different hurtbox, and by hitting inside of Bowser, it triggers that hurtbox instead of the exterior, chip damage hurtbox.

  • Randall Hale
    Randall Hale Month ago

    Its wholesome to see you so god damn excited about something

  • breakingglass27
    breakingglass27 Month ago +1

    Great run, and great narration. I'll be checking out his channel now!

  • Lucylum GrimJoy
    Lucylum GrimJoy Month ago

    Super hyped to see something pop up here. I would love to watch you on twitch as well, but as stupid as it sounds it lags for me there.

  • GammaGamer
    GammaGamer Month ago +25

    Babe wake up, new Smallant speed run explanation just dropped