Skilled speedrunners and Metroid followers have already cracked open the sport, discovering what’s referred to as “sequence breaks” by which gamers uncover new methods to navigate the planet and earn power-ups to entry extra areas of the map at earlier factors within the recreation. Whereas I’m nonetheless chasing a run beneath 4 hours, gamers like Samura1man, a Finnish speedrunner, have crushed the sport in beneath an hour and a half and are nonetheless discovering new methods to shave off time. Simply on Monday, Samura1man achieved what was then the world report, beating “Dread” in one hour and 27 minutes. That report was crushed by roughly half a minute later that very same day. On YouTube, his newest run clocks in at one hour, 26 minutes and 9 seconds. Such is the pace and keenness of the Metroid neighborhood.