GoldenEye 007 is a staple in a lot of gamers' lives - the N64 game was the destroyer of friendships and bringer of good times for years, but for some; it was much more. The title's world record for speedruns on Agent difficulty have been set in stone for over a decade but as the new year approaches, a new challenger has arrived and has successfully dethroned the previous record holder.
Bryan Bosshardt set the Dam, Agent difficulty, record officially on September 27th of 2002. Beating him by a mere second, Karl Jobst has now taken the crown. Who knew one second could make such a difference? You can check out the impressive feat in the video above!
Karl himself started his course for speedrunning back in 1999, with Perfect Dark and Mario 64 also added to his list of accomplishments. His recent GoldenEye run can see its peak at the 1:48 mark when players can see him blast the lock off and run for his speedrunning life to a new record. It's hard not to get excited for him, especially at his reaction when he received his final time - and the hearty congratulations found in his chat, "I'm just shaking, this is insane. I can't just ... like, I'm pins and needles."
His place is now cemented into Speedrun history until a new challenger arrives, could you be the one to take his crown next?
A little about GoldenEye 007:
"You are Bond. James Bond. You are assigned covert operations connected with the GoldenEye weapons satellite. M will brief you on your mission and objectives from London. Q Branch will support your efforts with a plentiful supply of weapons and gadgets. Moneypenny offers you light-hearted best wishes and you're off! Your mission begins in the heavily guarded chemical warfare facility at the Byelomorye Dam in the USSR. Look and shoot in any direction as you navigate 12 interactive 3-D environments. Use stealth and force as you see fit in matters of international security. Consider the military personnel expendable. You are licensed to kill!"