Guy Beats 'Unbeatable' 15-Year Old N64 GoldenEye 007 Dam Level Speedrun Record

December 5, 2017


This is a video of speedrunner Karl Jobst beating the 15-year old speedrun record for the Dam level played on Agent difficulty in GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64. The previous record of 0:53 was set by Bryan Bosshardt on Sept. 27, 2002 (and tied by numerous others since), but Karl is the first to make the drop to 0:52. Judging from his reaction, that must have felt pretty amazing. Still, I wonder how much time he spent trying, not knowing if a sub 0:53 run was even possible. Believe in yourself and never give up -- that's the message here. Also, no, you can't pick Oddjob in multiplayer, that's cheating you cheater.

Keep going for a video of the record and his reaction.

Thanks to Draco Basileus, who actually ran a 0:51 in 1997 but didn't have the technology at the time to document his record.

  • Hologrammar

    Good stuff, Karl.

  • roehlstation

    Now I can make it through the day.

  • MadMonkey

    I'm an awkward nerd and this video is cringier than anything I've ever done.

  • Tigerh8r

    Shot Total: 4
    Kill Total: 0
    Head, Body, Limb, Other Shots : 0
    Accuracy: 75% ... ???

    My math hurts!

  • TJ Wilferd

    Some of the things people concern themselves with...

  • Matt

    this seemed ez, git gud mate

  • Bubbubsky


  • Shawn

    I hear they're working on a new Bond game called "007: Whispering Eye"

  • TheQiwiMan

    I hope some day I find something to care about 1/10th as much as this guy cares about this game.

  • Doog

    We all do. Sadly, I fear it may never happen.

  • Jason Christopher

    So all you have to do is just move through the level without ever looking around or engaging an enemy?
    That's not meant to be a snarky internet insult. I genuinely don't get this. Someone break it down.

  • MM

    There's pleasure to be had in almost anything. Some dudes like sucking dick, some guys like beating a game or level as fast as humanely possible, some people like beating a game or level frame perfectly with tools, some people like high scores, some people like 100%ing a game, there's just a lot of variation. I do time trials on Super Mario Kart by myself for fun, race my own ghost, keep improving. There's no online option, it's just for my own personal fun. if i do ever get a world record i'll take a picture of it and post it online, but games keep stats for a reason.

  • JJtoob

    A lot of speedruns will seem really weird due to people trying to cut corners for different reasons like taking advantage of game mechanics, glitches or technical reasons as Wodge explained. Odd jumping, looking at weird angles, stuff like that is fairly common.

  • Talon184

    I'm a geek. I know I'm a geek. I'm proud to be a geek.......but I'm just not this kind of geek.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I like playing Goldeneye with every cheat on shooting every enemy with the tank gun (the actual gun you have when you're driving the tank in that one level).

    I sort of wish there was some kind of golden rocket mode.

  • Doog

    If you just watched the video it would take at least four minutes to figure out if he's happy or sad.

  • Draco Basileus

    Best/weird part is where is partner comes in an just sort of "pets" him for a few minutes and then leaves (probably to call psychiatric services).

  • captaindash

    Haha, she pets him like she's never petted an animal but watched a video on it. Maybe she's one of those sex robots.

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