Twitch viewers took over 500 hours to beat 'Super Metroid' together

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The collective Twitch community isn't going to be taking any speedrunning world records anytime soon.

Inspired by Twitch Plays Pokémon, a Twitch account allowed viewers to play Super Metroid by inputting commands into the chat and it only took the community 536 hours and 14 minutes to beat the game. There were *cough* a few game overs and quite a lot of staring at maps and standing still, but the gang did it.

The 1994 SNES game Super Metroid is a pretty challenging platformer for first-time players, requiring precise jumping and well-aimed shots to make it all the way to the final escape sequence. Using crowdsourced controls to beat the game was a quite a feat considering how many people were trying to play at some times. Read more...

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