In a nutshell: Keep in mind when so many video games relied on button mashing? It’s not used fairly as a lot nowadays, however some avid gamers nonetheless contemplate themselves specialists—although it’s unlikely any are pretty much as good as Ludwig Ahgren.
On his Twitch channel, named Ludwig, the streamer used Mario Get together four to indicate off his extremely quick button mashing expertise (it contains some NSFW language). Launched for the GameCube again in 2002, the interactive board sport consists of minigames, one in all which, Domination, includes repeatedly hitting a button as many instances as doable in a time restrict.
Lots of people have most well-liked strategies in relation to button mashing, corresponding to rubbing or utilizing two fingers. Ahgren’s is fairly bizarre, permitting the controller to bounce round fairly a bit—however it clearly works properly.
In Domination, every button press creates a brand new Thwomp. As soon as the time is up, all of them fall like Dominoes because the variety of Thwomps is counted. Ahgren had already reached a earlier excessive rating of 199, however this run noticed him hit 201. His line is so lengthy that it extends past the tip of the platform and into the sky.
Three years in the past, somebody uploaded a TAS (Software-Assisted Speedrun) of the identical minigame. It received a rating of 160, which is the utmost restrict for the non-modified model of the sport. The modified model Ahgren was taking part in permits scores above 160.
Ahgren now says he’s the “quickest masher on the earth.” It’s exhausting to disagree.