Comedian Adam Blank and his guests reminisce about their favourite retro video games

March 16, 2021

Remember The Game#140 - Speed Running WITH SPECIAL GUEST: SUMMONING SALT

For quite some time, a vocal portion of our audience has asked me to weigh in on speed running. If you don't know what 'speed running' is, it's when players attempt to finish a game as fast as humanly possible. And admittedly, I don't know that much about it. So I found someone who does. My special guest this week is the one and only, Summoning Salt!
Summoning Salt is a Youtuber that creates phenomenal documentary style videos about speed running. He takes individual games, breaks down the history of the speed run world record for said particular game, and does a great explaining not only what the record is and who holds it, but how they got there. Tricks, tips, strategies. I went into his videos knowing NOTHING about speed running, and I've learned a ton from watching his youtube channel. 
And in addition to his channel, Summoning Salt is a speed runner himself. He holds several world records right now, with his area of expertise being Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! from the NES. One of his records is the fastest ever TKO of Tyson himself, clocking in at an INSANE 2:00:97!!!!
We had a great chat about the hobby itself, advice for new speed runners, Salt's records, how he got into making videos, the speed running community as a whole, and more. It was a real pleasure talking with him, and I hope you enjoy the episode.
You can find Summoning Salt here:
Youtube Channel - Youtube.com/SummoningSalt
Twitter - @SummoningSalt
And as always, before we talk speed running, it's another Remember The Game Infamous Intro! 
This week, we talk about TMNT: Shredder's Revenge, where I see 'Remember The Game?' in five years, gaming fatigue, and someone asks which Super Mario game they should play first.
Plus, we have another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One'. This time, it's the TMNT edition, featuring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES), TMNT IV: Turtles in Time, and TMNT: Tournament Fighters!
**If you're interested in tickets to my online comedy show on March 20th, you can find them at Eventbrite.com!**
And if you want to skip to something specific, here's where to go:
0:00 - Intro 
5:17 - Initial self-indulgent rambling & 'Expansion Pass #50: Ranking My Favourite SNES Games' Clip
13:55 - 'Blowing In The Cartridge' (Listener comments & questions)
29:30 - 'Play One. Remake One. Erase One.'
39:50 - What have I been playing?
41:25 - Listener's 'Speed Running' Thoughts
48:00 - Interview with Summoning Salt!
Enjoy the podcast!

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