Score: 379
World Ranking: 1
Scored By: DarkEonMaster (DEM)
96% Legit
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New Super Mario Bros.: World 5-C [Remaining Time] 379 points
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Hi! Just asking.. Is it really a thing to beat the time on every stage independently?

-- Posted by rawbits on 2015-01-28 16:11:26   Reply
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@rawbits:

Yes. It is on Some other Records sites and many people do them for Not only Mario Games, but Sonic Games are close in the amount of Competition of Speedruns.

Mostly these are "Level Speedruns". Many Mario and Sonic Games have it for gamers to Speedrun, Mostly any Platformer with a Time Limit can be played this way for competition. Speedrunning.

-- Posted by DarkEonMaster on 2015-01-28 16:19:19   Reply
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@DarkEonMaster:

Speedrunning as I know is complete the game - or the level in this context - as fast as you can using anything you can in a game even exploits - or more if it's assisted. So my next question is: What are the rules? I saw lots of argument about legitimity of scores on this page and ofcourse I have my own opinion. Really just asking.

-- Posted by rawbits on 2015-01-28 17:00:48   Reply
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@rawbits:

What are the rules of what? Speedrunning in general or shortest level time in Mario?

These scores does ofcourse belong here as any other game that tracks points/time etc.

For speedrunning most, if not all people clock from the time the player gets in control, to the finish line.

-- Posted by Sixx on 2015-01-28 17:14:28   Reply
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@Sixx:

I'm talking of the shortest level time of course. So can you use exploits for example?

-- Posted by rawbits on 2015-01-28 17:28:01   Reply
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@rawbits:

In my opinion: No.

I'm not aware of any exploits regarding time for this game tho.

It's hard to prove no exploits were used for handhelds, tricky to make video of game play.

-- Posted by Sixx on 2015-01-28 19:27:27   Reply
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@rawbits:

In this Game "New Super Mario Bros.", There are Half-way Checkpoints that you can start from on Most levels. Since there are no clear ways to tell if Checkpoints were used, These Charts are "anything goes" but within the game's limits (No Mods or Cheats). There are separate Charts for this game that I have requested that are "No Checkpoint" for this reason. So the Way I play here is legit and does not require Video Proof. On the "No Checkpoint" Chart, Video Proof is Necessary.

Oh and Yes, Exploits are allowed, but Most Exploits on this game Hinder your Speedrun. I have only found one exploit to be useful in only one level (W2-Castle where you can phase through a wall to get a faster time)
Since there are Possibilities of Game Breaking Exploits, like on Super Mario World Speedruns, I wouldn't say ANY Exploit is allowed, but of all the ones I know for this game, they are allowed. They take a bit of skill to implement into your speedrun.

-- Posted by DarkEonMaster on 2015-01-28 23:34:32   Reply
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@DarkEonMaster:

Thx, I'll keep these in mind when I play a game for a fast time. I have some I like but did not played them for highscore yet.

-- Posted by rawbits on 2015-01-29 14:37:58   Reply
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@rawbits:

Cool. If you have this game, try out these and see how well you do against my times. I would like a Good Challenger. :)

For other Games, most are not on Highscore yet for Speedrunning Levels, You may have to Request them. If it is a Game I also have, I could help request them.

-- Posted by DarkEonMaster on 2015-01-29 15:16:25   Reply
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@rawbits:

i always allow exploits on speedruns, unless utherwise specified.  

i was very happy to watch a 24-minute Metroid speedrun that exploited the ability to skip a boss  ^_^

 

 

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2015-02-01 01:33:54   Reply