Cuphead speedruns are extraordinarily troublesome. The platforms are difficult, the bosses vicious, and the probability of dying, and dropping treasured seconds, very excessive. And have you learnt what else may be very excessive? Mountains. So how about we mix the metaphorical steep problem of speedrunning Cuphead with the literal steepness of an precise mountain?

Well that’s precisely what EazySpeezy, a YouTuber who often speedruns Cuphead, Sonic, and Lego Star Wars, has determined to do, a form of efficiency paintings whereby the psychological and emotional problem of speedrunning Cuphead is mirrored within the bodily problem of climbing up a mountain.

EazySpeezy makes use of duct tape to rig a laptop computer onto the backpack of one in every of his companions, then walks behind him, speedrunning Cuphead as he goes. In order to keep away from tripping – or, you realize, falling off the mountain – Eazy’s brother, who accompanies them on the trek, shouts out instructions and obstacles on the route forward. This permits Eazy to maintain their eyes locked on the game while additionally, nonetheless, in some way, climbing a mountain.

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The mountain in query is Mount Mansfield, the biggest within the state of Vermont at an intimidating 4,400 toes – from EazySpeezy’s start line, the height is about 2,790 toes away. Some sections contain scrambling over rocks or struggling up slopes, however Eazy merely pauses the game then continues as soon as the bottom turns into flat once more. By the time Eazy reaches the mountain’s summit, they’re able to face Rumor Honeybottoms.

Dr. Kahl’s robotic presents a greater problem, although, as EazySpeezy is making an attempt to combat it in the course of the descent, when it’s a lot tougher to decide on your footing and maintain your stability – particularly while you’re in the course of speedrunning Cuphead through a laptop computer at the moment duct taped to your good friend’s again.

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The complete run lasts about eight hours, with Eazy having to defeat the climactic satan as soon as they get again to their lodge room (although earlier than taking a post-mountain bathe). Given that almost all Cuphead information are about 28 minutes, this run isn’t going to search out itself high of the leaderboards any time quickly. But if anybody else desires to attempt speedrunning Cuphead while climbing a mountain, eight hours looks as if a fairly spectacular time to beat.