Sonic 4 extreme speedrunning

I've been playing Sonic 4's first act all weekend to get the fastest time possible on Act 1 of Splash Hill. It's a magnificent game for speedruns as it's so consistent and fair. But how fast can I do while 'speed running' myself? Cundy and I headed down to the canal-side path with my iPad to test this new technique. Here is the result...

I think this could take off as a new way to challenge your mates. Not only does it test your gaming skills to the limit, it also keeps you fit. Awesome. Not so awesome is the risk of tripping, falling, lamp posts, dog poo, pedestrians, muggers and simply dropping your most prized shiny thing. So don't blame us if it all goes horribly wrong. We're *cough* professionals.

Check back tomorrow to see how I got this on the PS3 version:

Above: A real speedrun. See it tomorrow on GamesRadar

11 Oct, 2010


  • philipshaw - October 13, 2010 10:33 a.m.

    Must try this but I don't have money for a ipad so I will just do it with my PSP and the mega drive collection
  • JakeyBaby - October 12, 2010 10:09 a.m.

    Ironic, the faster you complete it, the less fit you become lol
  • KidKatana - October 12, 2010 9:48 a.m.

    Keep it real Justin - long haired men for the win. Although, have you thought about getting some layers put in?
  • Crimmy - October 11, 2010 11:53 p.m.

    @StrayGator What took ya so long? I want to see more of this. Do a racing game!
  • D0CCON - October 11, 2010 11:16 p.m.

    It would be even better if he ran into a tree or lamp post of something.
  • 510BrotherPanda - October 11, 2010 8:48 p.m.

    You should have tied it up in a ponytail, Justin. It would be less in the way when running like that. But nice work on the 'speedrun speedrun' idea. LOLing at you and Matt all the way... How are you going to lug a PS3, flatscreen and power supply while running? You'll have calves and thighs of steel if you keep this up.
  • bluscorp - October 11, 2010 6:55 p.m.

    Haha "look at the maine" lol
  • elpurplemonkey - October 11, 2010 6:37 p.m.

    I wish we could have seen the screen, but it was still entertaining.
  • jumbomicrobe - October 11, 2010 5:39 p.m.

    that is one of the best 'bad' videos i have seen in a while! Maybe on a horse next time would be good idea?
  • MattCrinos - October 11, 2010 5:36 p.m.

    You guys are just absolute legends. You've sold both Sonic 4 and speedrunning to me in one fell swoop!
  • db1331 - October 11, 2010 5:29 p.m.

    Well, I've got to hand it to you. You found a way to make playing games on an iPad look even more retarded. I thought the rings were a nice touch though. Basically the swan said it all.
  • GR_JustinTowell - October 11, 2010 5:14 p.m.

    Look again at how big my boots are - that was like running through treacle. Or Mega Mac if you wanna be geeky ;) So it needed extra breath :)
  • awsomemaster - October 11, 2010 4:59 p.m.

    @spartan 1 1 7 no i think a unicycle would be better.
  • NightCrawler_358 - October 11, 2010 4:48 p.m.

    I lol'd very hard when Cundy said "look at the mane!"
  • StrayGator - October 11, 2010 4:42 p.m.

    suddenly I realize the dot in the GamesRadar logo is actually an orange (golden?) ring. You sly sods were hampering with our subconsciousness all along.
  • WickedSid - October 11, 2010 4:41 p.m.

    @Robx, He's a gams Jarnologist... He has no need for running.
  • AnonymouZ - October 11, 2010 4:38 p.m.

    agree with garnsr, but also... i don't think speed running's possible when there's something in your hands and you can't really see where you're going. multitasking ftw. inb4 haters hating that first dumbass... i lul at you who report him. xD
  • n00b - October 11, 2010 4:27 p.m.

    show off
  • Robx - October 11, 2010 4:25 p.m.

    1:27 and gasping for air like that? Man up! You need to do more speedrunning sessions!
  • garnsr - October 11, 2010 4:16 p.m.

    Very possibly the dumbest thing I've ever seen. Brilliant! Though I'm not sure you could really call that trot Justin was doing a "speed run." Good for a gamer, though.

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