Smash Bros. Melee Player Goes Wild After Beating 14-Year-Old Target Record

April 18, 2018 - Super Smash Bros

A super-dedicated Super Smash Bros. Melee player pennyless a 14-year record yesterday for a game’s “Break a Targets” mode.

Break a Targets is a classical Super Smash Bros. minigame in that a impression contingency mangle 10 targets as fast as possible. Each impression has their possess moveset and aim exam layout. Right now, a record for completing a mode in Super Smash Bros. Melee is a Mr. Game and Watch player’s 2.82-second run. Then, comes a Luigi player’s 3.23-second run. The actor who only set a new record for Link’s run, Joseph “Savestate” El-Khouri, finished a mode in 3.52 seconds, .03 seconds faster than a previous record set in 2004 by a Japanese actor named Taka (there are dual other faster times, though they were achieved on possibly a modded duplicate of Melee or with an aiding tool).

It’s singular for a record to go uncontested for so long, and to celebrate, El-Khouri mislaid his mind live on Twitch:

The video goes by so quickly, it’s tough to see what’s happening. El-Khouri common his plan in this blueprint (the red line is a initial boomerang, a blue line is a bomb, a purple line is an arrow, a cyan line is a hookshot and a immature line is a second boomerang):

Savestate’s target-breaking method.
Graphic: Savestate


El-Khouri’s innovation, he told me over Discord, was a “shallow angle on a 2nd rebound for a some-more approach trail to a behind target.” It took him 5 days to accomplish, and when he did, he said, “I consider my greeting is flattering telling. That’s what it feels like to leave a 14-year-old record in a dirt by dual frames.”

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