It happens to everyone who regularly plays Mario Kart: a last-minute blue turtle shell that lands just feet away from the finish line. It’s one of the most frustrating moments in any video game. Of course, there’s one consolation: that experience usually does not coincide with a world record run.
Speedrunner Skilloz_ was on track for the world record for a speedrun on the 200cc Star Cup in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Nintendo Switch. Playing as Donkey Kong, Skilloz_ was in the homestretch of the Mount Wario track as a blue turtle shell zoomed toward his kart and spoiled the nearly record-setting run. The dreaded blue turtle shell strikes again!