Put your hands together for another speedrun! It’s Glover, and he’s here to show you some amazing trick shots as runner Yp careens through all the levels in the game. So what, I hear you asking. Well, how about when I tell you that there’s a special Glover category that forces players to find alternate methods of navigation and combat? For this category, there’s just one additional rule…
Don’t press the B button! Ever! In Glover, B helps you locate the ball if you use it, and also performs a regular throw while holding it. So nope, we’ll have none of that. Don’t worry though, Runner Yp says he doesn’t need a hand, he’s got it under control. Let’s see if he’s right. (Warning: lots of swearing right at the start.)
Yp deserves two thumbs up. One for doing this category, the other for the world record. Just look at those insane ball juggles and rolls. Sometimes he goes so fast you literally can’t see it. I guess when you’re playing Glover, the hand really is quicker than the eye.
Glover didn’t bathe in the spotlight for very long. The game received mixed reviews and a cancelled sequel that never saw the day. The reviews didn’t help, and in the wake of being left with half their cartridges being unsold to retailers, Hasbro took a huge financial hit and decided to throw the sequel out.
Speaking of games that no one has seen in quite a while, we have a speedrun of Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, in co-op mode. It’s chock full of crafty glitches and a very well-chosen background track, so give it a peep if you’re into the espionage scene.
Bonus points if you can identify all the hand jokes in this article, plus the Pokemon reference.
Matt Eschbach is a PC, Mac and Android indie game developer and fiction writer. His works have won multiple monetary awards from various contests. Graduating college in 2012 with a major in Game Design, Matt spends his time making stuff up and then building it. His favorite hobby… is sleeping.