Ep. 15: Speedrunning Around with Summoning Salt

THE speedrun historian and world’s fastest Mike Tyson’s Punch-out!! record holder, Summoning Salt, gives us an inside look at the niche, but expanding, world of competitive speedruns. His newest video, The History of Super Mario Bros. 2 World Records, depicts one of many yet unfinished dramatic battles for first place on the leaderboard. We learn how Summoning Salt got into researching speedruns, how he even goes about tracking down this information, and what he advocates for in the space.

See more from Summoning Salt:

YouTube: /summoningsalt

Twitter: @summoningsalt

The Video Game History Hour music is Blippy Trance by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/