For the primary time ever Superior Video games Accomplished Fast, the large annual speedrunning charity occasion the place gamers compete to set world data in artful methods, may have a canine compete onstage. I suppose that is the logical end result of speedrunning.
On Tuesday, speedrunner JSR announced in a YouTube video that his Shiba Inu, Peanut Butter, will play Nintendo’s 1985 unusual puzzle-action NES recreation Gyromite at AGDQ 2024 in January. All Peanut Butter should do is observe his proprietor’s command and press coloured platforms on a custom-built controller that open and shut gates and transfer platforms. What may probably go improper?
Peanut Butter’s process within the Gyromite run is to principally take the place of R.O.B. the infamous Robotic Operating Buddy that shipped with sure variations of the Nintendo Leisure System in 1985. Like Peanut Butter now hopes to, R.O.B. ostensibly served as a second participant who would help players in taking part in the 2 video games the accent supported, Gyromite and Stack-Up. The one distinction is that R.O.B. isn’t a cute doggo who will get treats for being a gamer whereas single-handedly (?) bringing Gyromite again into the mainstream.
Try Peanut Butter’s hype-AF announcement trailer:
This received’t be Peanut Butter’s first time taking part in Gyromite for an viewers. Again in July, JSR uploaded a video of Peanut Butter’s first speedrun attempt. It took the gamer doge 25 minutes and 29 seconds to beat the sport. Eat your coronary heart out, Air Bud.
“This took years of coaching,” JSR wrote within the description of Peanut Butter’s preliminary Gyromite speedrun. “I needed to coach him to do one thing particular, once I realized as a pet that he was a lot smarter than most different canines I’ve seen. Since I’m a speedrunner and PB was actually named after getting a ‘P’ [personal best] in a speedrun it solely made sense to me.”
I feel I converse for all of us in wishing Peanut Butter good luck in changing into the world’s finest Gyromite participant.