How hardcore is this Cave Story tool-assisted speedrun? The author needed to code a dedicated Windows utility in order to create it. That's pretty damn hardcore.

This newly released Cave Story playthrough blazes through the game in less than an hour using various tricks, glitches, and luck-manipulation exploits, as explained here. It starts off a little slow, but it picks up after Quote gets the jetpack. If you're not patient enough to sit through the whole thing, highlights include the boss fights, the Last Cave sequence at 42:21, and the run through Hell starting at 46:15.

[via Something Awful]