Dedicated Metroid fans are no strangers to randomizers. Popular speedrunner Oatsngoats is certainly one of them, having attempted many Super Metroid randomizers throughout the years. This week, Oatsngoats tries a whole new challenge: a Super Metroid randomizer that seemed near-impossible from the outset.
In his latest YouTube video, Oatsngoats takes on what the upload calls “The Impossible Rando” – an “expert-level, master settings” area randomizer for Super Metroid.
For the hour and a half-plus runtime, even someone of Oats’ caliber struggles with the challenges this randomizer brings. Of course, challenges like these are very trial-and-error with the nature of being a randomizer. Not only that, but this randomizer doesn’t feature our usual heroine Samus Aran, but Wario of all characters.
While the YouTube upload only features the first hour and a half of the session, the full Twitch livestream reached nearly five hours. Oats initially predicted that the session would last around two and a half to three hours.
Oats currently holds a number of top 10 speedruns across the Metroid franchise, including 7th in Metroid Dread 100%; 6th in Metroid Dread Legacy Any%; 5th in Super Metroid 100%; and 5th in Super Metroid Any%.
Be sure to check out all the ups and downs of Oats’ struggle through this brutal randomizer, and let us know what you think of Oats’ performance!
Dak is Editor-in-Chief and Podcast Host at Omega Metroid. If he’s not playing Metroid Prime, he’s definitely playing Destiny 2.