For more than 12 hours now, my Wii U has been silently running underneath my desk. I’m not holding the controller, or taking note of what’s happening, but my Wii U is currently vying for a lottery ticket buried in Super Mario Maker, with a one in 7.5 million chance of it appearing. My reward? Beating a level that never requires the player to touch a button and yet, as of now, it’s been attempted more than 2.6 million times—and no one’s made it to the end.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/9kxnd3/this-mario-maker-level-has-been-played-26-million-times-and-never-beaten