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Beating Mario Odyssey Exactly as Nintendo Intended

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  • SmallAnt
    SmallAnt  2 years ago +8029

    This was streamed months ago, still getting caught back up!

  • Korporal K. Reep
    Korporal K. Reep 2 years ago +4965

    At least Bowser can now take a breath, he doesn't have to deal with a supersonic Mario coming his direction

    • SX9 Elio
      SX9 Elio 2 years ago +209

      The speed demon inside of Mario was removed

    • Noxtrath
      Noxtrath 2 years ago +29

      I would like a sonic that can be captured

    • Snake with a hat
      Snake with a hat 2 years ago +29

      @SX9 Elio Now it's just Mario.

    • apairofglasses
      apairofglasses 2 years ago +52

      @SX9 Elio terminal montage reference.

    • Ronin
      Ronin 2 years ago +8

      Speed runner mario??? O_o

  • b_sway
    b_sway Year ago +3810

    Someone needs to mod this so that the arrows follow the any% speedrun route

    • Sinteleon
      Sinteleon Year ago +219

      Need separate arrows for cappy and mario since 2-player control runs are a thing. :P

    • MonnaMonsta
      MonnaMonsta Year ago +40

      that'll be so fun lol

    • That Awesome Guy
      That Awesome Guy Year ago +273

      Someone needs to make a mod where you die if you leave the path.

    • GigiNews74
      GigiNews74 Year ago +20

      Loooool absolutely

    • nub_yt
      nub_yt Year ago +40

      @That Awesome Guy that would be PAIN

  • Pyo
    Pyo 2 years ago +1116

    9:58 The transition of Bowser's hat falling off and cappy getting off of Mario is so smooth.

  • Austin Wilburn
    Austin Wilburn Year ago +897

    No joke, I would love a “intended design%” category in real speed running.

    • outspaced
      outspaced Year ago +26

      For this game I suppose that would involve physically touching every arrow

    • BoonsAPlenty
      BoonsAPlenty Year ago +22

      I think intended design, to be distinct enough from other categories that expect you to play the "canon" route of the game, could only be applied consistently to games with published strategy guides

    • Austin Wilburn
      Austin Wilburn Year ago +9

      @BoonsAPlenty, I don't mean it that deep. Just start to finish, not 100% either.

    • BoonsAPlenty
      BoonsAPlenty Year ago +7

      @Austin Wilburn
      I think that's just glitchless Any% then tbh

    • Austin Wilburn
      Austin Wilburn Year ago +4

      @BoonsAPlenty yeah I sorta started to think that when I read your comment, kinda had a “oh wait a minute” moment lol.

  • TheAdvertisement
    TheAdvertisement 2 years ago +2088

    Shigeru Miyamoto: Yes! This is exactly how you're supposed to play the game!

    • DOOPS
      DOOPS 2 years ago +2

      Wtf ur here too

    • jolemei
      jolemei 2 years ago +28

      Or maybe like 是的。他终于玩对了

    • jolemei
      jolemei 2 years ago +3

      *yes. He finally plays it right

    • EggWhitePopcorn
      EggWhitePopcorn 2 years ago +6

      Wasn't it Sakurai

    • Dark lord
      Dark lord 2 years ago

      69 likes noice

  • Thomas Held
    Thomas Held Year ago +764

    15:14 - 22:15
    This was my favorite section of the whole video, where he talks about his medical experiences, popsicles, the power puff girls, and spices, and each topic nicely transitions into the next one. And while talking this entire time, he goes through some of seaside and all of luncheon and ruined. It might be stupid that this is my favorite part, but it is.

    • Simone B
      Simone B Year ago +24

      It's not stupid mate, I liked it a lot too!

    • Epezzu
      Epezzu Year ago +48

      I love how he accidentally started to use speedrun paths without thinking

    • Bachaddict
      Bachaddict Year ago +3

      carrot is a spice!

    • NMartinG
      NMartinG Year ago +8

      I really wasn't paying attention to the gameplay during this part, just mostly looked at him and the chat to see what responses came to the convo and was surprised by the time it ended he was already in Bowser's kingdom

    • Tyler Malovich
      Tyler Malovich Year ago +2

      my favorite part was 0:00 to 26:35, but 26:36 to 26:37 wasnt it chief

  • Matt J
    Matt J 2 years ago +713

    My favorite part was at the festival, when Pauline sang "It's freedom like you never knew" while Ant was retracing his steps because he accidentally went off the path.

  • chordeaux
    chordeaux 2 years ago +904

    man the transition from cloud to lost at 9:55 was smooooth

    • Faz Fireburns
      Faz Fireburns 2 years ago +26

      I was lookin for this comment...

    • JuanPA
      JuanPA 2 years ago +4

      @Faz Fireburns me too

    • wolfkekbane
      wolfkekbane Year ago +6

      @Faz Fireburns me three

    • Vanilla
      Vanilla Year ago +3

      @Faz Fireburns me five

    • Sawyer
      Sawyer Year ago +12

      I wasn't but yeah I agree it was a pretty smooth transition

  • mario thane
    mario thane 8 months ago +32

    I can feel the energy of a five year old being told to “sit still” emanating from his every move.

  • Nintendo★Addict
    Nintendo★Addict 9 months ago +46

    SmallAnt is the only person who can make playing a game normally as intended not normal.

  • Kvak
    Kvak 2 years ago +25

    Imagine thinking that nintendo didn't intend finding secret moons. They are called secret moons for a reason

  • holdthephonexylophone
    holdthephonexylophone 5 months ago +92

    First time I fought Mollusque-Lanceur I didn't know that he took damage from the Gushen, I thought the Gushen was just meant to remove the lava. So I beat him by uncapturing and groundpounding him every time the lava disappeared. It was pretty easy so I thought it was intended. My sheer horror at his refight in the mushroom kingdom made me realize I was wrong. Since it took place in the sky, I had no idea how I was expected to groundpound his head and survive.

  • Shea Samuelson
    Shea Samuelson 2 years ago +1011

    This is the equivalent to following all traffic laws and speed limits when bored as hell in GTA

    • • Aaronymous
      • Aaronymous Year ago +32

      ^ I literally do this just to piss off people 😂

    • Abdullah Bin JS
      Abdullah Bin JS Year ago +17

      I used to do that unironically...

    • Gappl
      Gappl Year ago +8

      wait you're not supposed to obey those

    • Hendricks Family
      Hendricks Family Year ago +1

      That funny feeling

    • justarandomalt
      justarandomalt 11 months ago +5

      I just steal cars and drive maniacly
      And when my car is broken I steal another one

  • BennyK15
    BennyK15 2 years ago +116

    Let’s all give some respect to the man who said Choking is not intended

  • Tommy Tibbers
    Tommy Tibbers Year ago +47

    Finaly a glitchless run 👏 thank you for restoring the integrity of speedrunning

  • yusufdostuff
    yusufdostuff Year ago +7

    I just realized if small ant didn’t tell his grandma his belly was hurting we wouldn’t have this brilliant streamer today

  • Aidan Xavier
    Aidan Xavier Year ago +41

    The best part of this run is Ant arguing with his chat about carrots

  • Da Scientist
    Da Scientist 11 months ago +20

    15:17 Fun fact: they renamed the Heimlich manoeuvre for the sole reason that the Heimlich family tried to copyright it, potentially charging medical services around the world exorbitant prices if they wanted to teach people first aid effectively.

  • Phase
    Phase 2 years ago +317

    "That's so cool the arrow shifts" is the most telling sign that Ant was losing his mind during this run

  • a
    a 2 years ago +82

    Alternative title: “Ant suffers at the hand of the blue arrow gods for 3 hours”

  • good_noodlevr
    good_noodlevr 2 years ago +87

    I love how he’s talking about veggies and spices while a dragon blasts mario in the face

  • Colm
    Colm 6 months ago +5

    He should really have waited for Cappy to tell him how to beat the bosses

  • Thijs Coppens
    Thijs Coppens Year ago +34

    Nintendo: makes one of the best platforming games in history
    This guy: “the arrow shifts thats so cool!”

  • Serket English
    Serket English Year ago +183

    "Carrots aren't aromatic"
    Carrots are part of the "Holy Trinity" of cooking aromatics.

    • That One Guy
      That One Guy Year ago +51

      read this aromantic a good five times before realising i’m an idiot

    • Super Squirrel
      Super Squirrel  11 months ago +4

      @That One Guy SAME

  • TimeBucks
    TimeBucks 2 years ago +5926

    This could be a new catagory for speedrunning

    • Xelina
      Xelina 2 years ago +264

      *_Nintendo liked that_*

    • TUGAZU
      TUGAZU 2 years ago +90

      Smallant would be so bad at it

    • ThatGuyThomas
      ThatGuyThomas 2 years ago +78

      it's literally just glitchless

    • ivinn
      ivinn 2 years ago +186


    • Brett Abaurrea
      Brett Abaurrea 2 years ago +207

      @ThatGuyThomas not necessarily since you have to get the moons and follow the path in the order Nintendo tells you.

  • Canned water man
    Canned water man 2 years ago +131

    I love how this run is faster than the first ever mario odyssey speedrun, lol

  • edfreak9001
    edfreak9001 2 years ago +37

    you know, as a meme category i could see this having a smidge of potential

  • Skulll9000
    Skulll9000 Year ago +9

    9:57 Holy shit that transition. It lined up so well it blew my mind.

  • Murphy Vuyk
    Murphy Vuyk 2 years ago +27

    Anyone else really like the transition at 9:58? Where bowsers hat pops off his head spinning and the next transitions is right where Cappy is.

  • Hot Cofi
    Hot Cofi Year ago +2

    I dunno why, but the fact that there is a path to help younger or struggling people is so cute and I don't know why.

  • CRUP
    CRUP 2 years ago +380

    It’s funny how it started with joking around with the “intended way” and ended with powdered carrot

    • Memerman
      Memerman 2 years ago +6

      But powwdered carrot is the best spice, why wouldnt we want to talk about it?

    • CRUP
      CRUP 2 years ago +7

      @Memerman eh I like powdered potato my friend

    • AmmarSP
      AmmarSP 2 years ago +2

      @CRUP i like powdered onions

    • CRUP
      CRUP 2 years ago +2

      @AmmarSP ohh ur one of those people hmmmm

    • Fish Stick Axe
      Fish Stick Axe 11 months ago

      Nah man bacon bits are the best spice.

  • Techman
    Techman Year ago +11

    This run is faster than my first ever any%. I’m not crying you’re crying.

  • Disguised Clone
    Disguised Clone Year ago +23

    I just realized that this is faster than some any% world record speedrun

  • Joe The Amazing Camel

    For someone like Smallant this is probably like playing the game in slow motion. I'd never have the patience.

  • Peppydogdog
    Peppydogdog Year ago +9

    Smallant I just want you to know thag I’ve been arbitrarily avoiding super Mario Odyssey for years and arbitrarily decided to break that fast with this video. This was my first experience with supermario odyssey, speedrun or otherwise. Thank you for giving me such a wonderful first time.

    • Ayman Gani
      Ayman Gani 7 months ago +4

      Thank you smallant for taking this man’s marioginity

  • Ramiz Ahmadi
    Ramiz Ahmadi 7 months ago +2

    I love how he went from life threatening surgery to asking if carrots are spices

  • Patroka
    Patroka 2 years ago +363

    He answered the Sphinx’s riddle while already knowing the answer, that’s not what they intended, run doesn’t count

    • Patroka
      Patroka 2 years ago +20

      Morgan Jost I mean, it was a joke, but for the sake of argument- yeah, but he still answered the question without considering the question and thinking about the answer, as they intended!

    • R - G - C
      R - G - C 2 years ago +10

      Of course it is, he guessed it!

    • 50T0N
      50T0N Year ago +1

      @Patroka so you are telling me that my concentration is part of the intended run? Nintendo intended the uestion to be easy sooooooo

  • One4DFour
    One4DFour Year ago +2

    22:02 I love how happy he is about the carrot spice dilemma being solved

  • Lonk :u
    Lonk :u Year ago +5

    Let's all thanks Ant's grandma for saving him 🙏🙏

  • WyattW_
    WyattW_ Year ago +6

    18:44 “and I was like, popsicle”

  • Zach__Jew
    Zach__Jew Year ago +2

    He does this run faster than I can speed run Odyssey without help mode

  • Djsrevenge
    Djsrevenge Year ago +2

    Him walking into the lava or cactus is like when your parents would “if your friends jumped of a bridge would you?”

  • Melchuzz
    Melchuzz 2 years ago +77

    No one gonna talk about how clean that transition was at 9:58 ? Ok.

  • Paolo Lluka
    Paolo Lluka Year ago +20

    i’m from australia, and i can tell you that we call popsicles different ways depending on their shape.
    for example, if the popsicle is shaped like a pole or a stick, it’s called ice stick/pole. or if the popsicle is shaped like a rectangle, we call that ice block.

  • Haluroto
    Haluroto Year ago +3

    That edit between bowsers hat and cappy in lost was so smooth

  • Hamza Pizza Hot Dog
    Hamza Pizza Hot Dog 10 months ago +2

    Pov small any : Trying to do a normal assist run Ends up being a cooking show about spices at exactly 20:45

  • the lumberjack King
    the lumberjack King 2 years ago +5

    This is basically a anti speed run and the spice and popsicle rant was amazing

  • StarWing
    StarWing Year ago +4

    i’m embarrassed to say that my first speedrun of this game was about half an hour longer than this 😭

  • Wizard4k
    Wizard4k 2 years ago +1027

    Mario: Is getting zapped to death by a dragon
    SmallAnt: Ginger is a spice

  • Sammy
    Sammy Year ago +3

    The transition from moon to lost will always be the spiciest

  • Joshua Dowd
    Joshua Dowd Year ago +12

    Props to the guy who just put the whole pacer test in chat. Abosulute legend

  • gorfel
    gorfel 5 months ago +4

    Loved the stories during the run. Can't believe your appendix was going to explode,(according to the doctors) that just seems random...

  • Sydandpie
    Sydandpie Year ago +1

    chat was in denial the entire time smallant was having a revelation about spices and i love it

  • DinoGamer
    DinoGamer Year ago +3

    I didn’t know the route for my first speed run and I’m ashamed to admit that ant did it faster than me

  • Rolo0o
    Rolo0o 2 years ago +3677

    I’m upset that the title wasn’t: “Beating Mario odyssey as nintended”

  • Mel Siew
    Mel Siew 2 years ago +37

    Not following the lines is like in school when you run down the staircase and the teacher tells you to go back and walk down.

  • Neptune The Purple Protogen

    Imagine walking into the stream and hearing: "So the stick that goes into, is called "The Jingler""

  • OverlordBidoof
    OverlordBidoof 6 months ago +1

    I'd love to see a mod that totals a score at the end to show you how much you trailed off the path

  • Micah Froemke
    Micah Froemke 2 years ago +2

    You should do a race with one of your friends to see who could get the most multi moons

  • Finelly Killer
    Finelly Killer 2 months ago

    idc if this video was made 2 years ago from now but this video is still a master piece

  • memes I found online
    memes I found online 2 years ago +302

    Alternate title: Man rants about popsicles and spices while playing Mario Odyssey in the background.

  • thornels
    thornels 2 years ago +1

    I could really relate to that appendicitis story, I had a similar thing happen to me. My parents were having dinner somewhere and my grandpa was looking after me and my siblings. My grandpa is a doctor so he instantly recognised it and called my parents. My dad rushed me to the hospital and they said if we arrived like 30 minutes later I would've died.

  • Joe Licence
    Joe Licence Year ago +1

    9:58 the transition between bowsers hat and cappy was so clean

  • Ray Winter
    Ray Winter Year ago +2

    "Damage is intended, just not recommended."
    Beautiful. Ant doesn't always realize when he makes poetry.

  • Hopeful Hyena
    Hopeful Hyena 2 years ago +6

    I like how this run is such a meme that he just stops to ask Siri what spices are.

  • CuddlyBubbles 69
    CuddlyBubbles 69 Year ago +1

    “We’re half an hour in and we’ve only done Sand Kingdom” welcome to my pace

  • Andreé Elías
    Andreé Elías 2 years ago +757

    Alternative title: "Speedrunner tortures himself doing an awfully slow run"

    • Love Taps
      Love Taps 2 years ago +12

      Also see: Man actively subjects himself to a horrible day for a petty bit

    • Knight 2-1
      Knight 2-1 2 years ago +1

      Just like that time when Crow had to play BotW normally

    • Chrispycoop
      Chrispycoop 2 years ago +1


    • Andreé Elías
      Andreé Elías 2 years ago +1

      @Chrispycoop what

  • Félix Ryon
    Félix Ryon 2 years ago +2

    can we take a moment to appreciate the smooth editing at 9:58 the perfect movement between bowser's hat and cappy, thanks

  • Maha
    Maha Year ago +3

    You did a whole speed run on playing the game completely normally and it’s faster than my first speed run lol

  • Playmore1236
    Playmore1236 Year ago +1

    If someone gave me a pound for every time he said “intended” I would be a millionaire

  • Jeff R
    Jeff R Year ago +3

    Hey Ant, just need to let you know, months later now, that you will need to do this run again for validation. You skipped an intended ledge/platform with arrows in luncheon kingdom. That was not Nintended.

  • Curly Brace
    Curly Brace 3 months ago

    This run made me realize that this game was literally created with unintentional paths in mind. That's awesome. Flexibility in a game is rad.

  • obb
    obb 2 years ago +53

    9:58 idk if this was intended but omg that transition from bowsers hat falling off of mario to cappy in lost kingdom was just about perfect

    • Saincx 0m9
      Saincx 0m9 2 years ago +1

      I just noticed and damn smooth

    • GlitchWorks
      GlitchWorks 2 years ago


    • Felix Rodriguez
      Felix Rodriguez 2 years ago

      Yoooo wth I didn't know what you meant until I saw it OMGG PERFECTION

  • SerpySerper56
    SerpySerper56 2 years ago +7

    Really enjoyed this video, reminds me of the "beating pokemon how Nintendo intended it"

  • Vluna
    Vluna Year ago

    I love how he lets us listen to the random conversations he has with the chat

  • BlueBerry
    BlueBerry 9 months ago +3

    i'm embarrassed to say that it took me 2 playthroughs of this game to realize i could do the dive throw jump trick. granted i hadn't played 3d mario since galaxy came out, so i was VERY rusty.

  • Jack F
    Jack F Year ago +3

    this makes me feel a lot better about my 1:46:33 any% PB of SMO

  • Pablo Velasco
    Pablo Velasco Year ago +4

    Bowser: *sends a gigantic electric dragon to kill Mario*
    SmallAnt: "Yes!!! Carrot is a spice!!! Wikipedia said Ii!!!".

  • Error_Detected
    Error_Detected 2 years ago +535

    Alternative Title:
    *Speedrunning Mario Odyssey but you aren't allowed to speedrun and it's just SmallAnt telling stories and nonsense*

  • MyNameIsJudas
    MyNameIsJudas Year ago

    He has the patience to do the nut jump, but God forbid he watches a 10 second cutscene

  • Ryan Madigan
    Ryan Madigan 2 years ago +1

    I love how Smallant turns into Woody Allen at 14 seconds in the video.

  • Adam Pawelec
    Adam Pawelec Year ago +2

    I love the fact that while a giant thunder dragon roars ants talking about carrot powder

  • SammyNoNo
    SammyNoNo Year ago +1

    This is the most sarcastic speed run in history.

  • Jsjp
    Jsjp 4 months ago +1

    4:52 “Damage is intended, but not recommended.” Why is that such a good quote though-

  • Kate Sullivan
    Kate Sullivan Year ago

    If Nintendo gave this man a dollar for every arrow he touched, this man would be rich.

  • Iridescent
    Iridescent Year ago

    The amount of concealed pain in this run made it grand~

  • Mr. Turtle
    Mr. Turtle 4 months ago +1

    The only time I've actually played Mario Odyssey I followed the arrows precisely like this. I also used Toad for like 90% of the moons.

  • Bob2000
    Bob2000 Year ago

    This is pain in its final form, especially for speedrunners

  • Fabian R
    Fabian R Year ago +1

    Funny and entertaining how he gets bored and starts talking about carrots being spices 😆

  • Delta Studios
    Delta Studios 2 years ago +140

    Imagine Intended% becomes a cathegory.

    • Neutral Dalek
      Neutral Dalek 2 years ago +18

      Too many semantics. Arrow% could probably be a thing though.

    • halinn
      halinn 2 years ago +12

      @Neutral Dalek And then we'll have the great category split, when Arrow% and Arrow + Cutscene % each get a separate leaderboard

    • Taylor
      Taylor 2 years ago +1

      It's called no major glitches/glitchless. Because outside of glitches most stuff is intended, like using clever movement to get to the end of lake kingdom fast is totally intended, and plenty of other tech not used here is intended, generally proved by the fact it's not patched.

    • halinn
      halinn 2 years ago +6

      @Taylor if it was actually intended, there would clearly be arrows pointing it out.

    • Taylor
      Taylor 2 years ago +3

      @halinn Intended and spelled out in glowing neon letters are not the same thing. The game doesn't directly tell you you can throw cappy mid-air even after bouncing on him to extend your airtime. Does that mean that's unintended? No, of course it's intended, it's just not spelled out.
      Assist mode isn't "The way you are meant to play", assist mode is "This way is safe and easy and doesn't ask you to do more complex things you might not be capable of", meant for kids, people with low reaction times or motor issues, that kind of thing.

  • dragonmb7
    dragonmb7 Year ago

    This must have been the hardest challenge yet.

  • Waterbucket Farms
    Waterbucket Farms 2 years ago

    The bosses are easier for him then any other part of the game. I wonder how they'd feel if they new that.

  • cakeface27
    cakeface27 7 months ago +1

    Imagine if someone actually did this because they thought that was how you were supposed to do it…

  • Sparss-_-
    Sparss-_- Year ago

    What do you do all day?
    Smallant: “I became friends with an arrow.”

  • Red
    Red 6 months ago +1


  • Ricky Ratte
    Ricky Ratte 2 years ago +1361

    26 minutes of speedrunner passiv-agressivly trashtalking people who prefer glitchless runs

    • Rikrobat
      Rikrobat Year ago +154

      I don't think he's ragging on people who prefer glitchless runs, just the ones who are obnoxious about glitchless being the only real way to speedrun.

    • Phoenixgaming1045
      Phoenixgaming1045 Year ago +7


    • Human Being
      Human Being Year ago +8

      th lttr aftr d is for waklings

    • Deader Survival
      Deader Survival Year ago +12

      @Rikrobat Yeah, this isn't a shot at glitchless. If it were, he would have done 100% since those frequently disallow glitches.
      This is Malicious Compliance with the people who made the "You're a beta male, Sonic" meme possible.

    • Toaste
      Toaste Year ago

      @Human Being what

  • Billy Cross
    Billy Cross Year ago +36

    I don't speedrun myself when i play a game i always go intended. I like the game to deliver the experience the developers intended. I also typically only play a game once, a few if its something i really really love (ocarina, majora's mask, bioshock) ya know the typical classics. But! Speedruns are still great!
    They are the culmination of a deeper love of a game. These guys play these games over and over and over and over discovering every little secret, every hidden gem, every glitch and quirk. Then find a way to take all these quirks etc. to find a line through the game so tight and so perfect that no form of casual gameplay could ever produce a time or result in the same galaxy.
    And let me tell you people, seeing it happen? Well that's just fucking beauty incarnate.

  • sam
    sam Year ago +1

    Still competed the game quicker than the first ever wr

  • Peanut Butter
    Peanut Butter Year ago +3

    This is technically not fully intended since the "dive" move was expected for you to only use in moon and after. (not joking there is a sign in moon that tells you how to dive as if you were gonna play the whole game with no dives)