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speedrun (plural speedruns)

  1. (video games) A playthrough of a computer or video game in which the whole game or a select part of it, such as a single level, is played with the intent of completing it as quickly as possible, optionally with certain prerequisites.
    In the speedrun of Super Mario Bros. 3, Anonymous Jones finishes the whole game in just 11 minutes.



speedrun (third-person singular simple present speedruns, present participle speedrunning, simple past speedran, past participle speedrun)

  1. To create a speedrun.
    In my most recent attempt to speedrun Super Mario Bros. 3, I almost managed to beat Richard Ureta's record.


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  • Choudhury, R. (2004), “Beating them at their own game”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[3], Gamingredients, retrieved 2004
  • Pflug, N. (2004), “History of Quake speed-running”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[4], Speed Demos Archive, retrieved 2005
  • Merrill, D. (2003), “A Brief DOOM Demo History”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[5], Doomworld, retrieved 2005
  • Mills, A. (2005), “Metroid Sequence Breaking”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[6], Samus.co.uk, retrieved 2004
  • NESVideos contributors (2006), “Glossary”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[7], NESVideos, retrieved 2005
  • Totilo, S. (2006), “Gamers Divided Over Freakish Feats Achieved With Tool-Assisted Speed Runs”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[8], MTV News, retrieved 2006
  • Totilo, S. (2005), “For Some Gamers, Merely Finishing A Game Isn't Enough”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[9], MTV News, retrieved 2006