'Peanut Butter' the Shiba Inu from Japan competes in AGDQ 2024, tackling the retro Nintendo platformer Gyromite with record-breaking haste.

Shiba Inu Named Peanut Butter Speedruns Retro Nintendo Game

In an unprecedented turn of events, a Shiba Inu named Peanut Butter has risen to fame as an accomplished Nintendo speedrunner. He is scheduled to compete in the prestigious Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) event in January 2024.

Peanut Butter's rise to fame didn't happen overnight. Owned and trained by seasoned speedrunner JSR_, the smart Shiba Inu dog has taken the video gaming world by storm. In fact, Peanut Butter currently holds the world record for completing the iconic Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) game, Gyromite, in under 25 minutes and 30 seconds, a record present on Speedrun.com.

Interestingly, Peanut Butter is, as of now, the only dog to have attempted and successfully completed the 'Dog Assistance' challenge in Gyromite. This impressive achievement complements the entertaining fact that Peanut Butter’s name is the abbreviation for 'personal best' (PB) in speedrunning terms.

To document Peanut Butter's unique video gaming journey, JSR_ has uploaded numerous videos on their YouTube channel. One such video titled 'A Shiba Inu will speedrun at AGDQ 2024' announces Peanut Butter's participation in the upcoming elite gaming event. Another video, 'The world's first TRUE speedrunning dog speedruns a game in 25:29!' from July, illustrates the dog’s successful world record attempt.

In the descriptions of these videos, JSR_ shares exciting snippets behind Peanut Butter's gaming prowess. They reveal that Peanut Butter successfully completes his games using a custom controller. What makes this achievement even more incredible is the fact that they operated the controller without the help of automation tools such as autofire, macros, or save states. Peanut Butter's capacity to press the right button at the right time is the result of years of dedicated training.

Shiba Inus, with their inherent intellectual capabilities, prove to be the perfect breed for such an extraordinary task, which began with an ambitious vision by JSR_ to train their dog to "do something special".

With AGDQ around the corner, fans and fellow speedrunners around the world eagerly await Peanut Butter's performance. Many, like yours truly, solidly support Peanut Butter and believe that he is more than equipped to beat his previous record. The outcomes of this event will undoubtedly be a milestone in the speedrunning community and the ever-evolving relationship between pets and humans.

Intriguingly, this is not the first time an unexpected participant has made waves in the gaming community. A notable instance recalls that of a goldfish skillfully playing Elden Ring and defeating bosses like Malenia and Godrick, despite against the odds of being fin-dependent.

These instances of animals immersing themselves into our digital pastimes not only entertain us but also challenge our perception of their potential. Who knows what feats our four-legged friends will accomplish next in the exciting world of speedrunning?

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