Super Mario Galaxy 2 Runner Broke His Own World Record at AGDQ

11 Jan 2023

The annual Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) event is underway, and this year’s speedrunning has already produced a major world record. Jhay, Mutantsabyss, Hardcore gaming, and Supervipert302 took part in a four-way Super Mario Galaxy 2 race, and Jhay was able to beat his own world record by more than four seconds. The event, which was originally planned to be held in person in Florida, is now being broadcast online due to the state's "Don't Say Gay" laws. Let's take a closer look at this incredible speedrun and what it means for the gaming community.

In the Any% with Bank run category, players must max out their Star Bits with Banktoad to unlock the final galaxy. Jhay’s previous world record time was two hours, 54 minutes, and 55 seconds, but he was able to beat it with a time of two hours, 54 minutes, and 51.33 seconds. This is an impressive feat, considering that it normally takes a player around 35 hours to complete a full run of Super Mario Galaxy 2.

Jhay has broken several other speedrun records this year, including gathering all 242 stars in just nine hours and 35 minutes. This record is even more remarkable when compared to the estimated 35-hour completionist run.

Super Mario Galaxy 2 is a difficult game to speedrun, so this feat is extremely impressive. It is even more impressive that ImJhay managed to beat his own world score by such a slim margin. It’s inspiring to see a speedrunner push himself to the limit and break his own record, and it is sure to motivate others to do the same.

This year’s AGDQ is being held online to protest Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” laws, which event organizers say pose a risk to the speedrunning community. The event will include speedruns of Final Fantasy 7, Stardew Valley, Sonic Unleashed, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on the 3DS, Neon White, and Kirby Star Allies. All proceeds from the event will go to the Prevent Cancer Foundation.


Jhay’s record-breaking speedrun is a testament to the skill and dedication of the speedrunning community. Despite the circumstances, AGDQ is still able to provide a platform for incredible feats in gaming while also raising money for charity. We look forward to seeing what other world records are broken during the rest of the event.