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[Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) in 39:32.8 by hero of the day.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2008-03-02)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 96.25 MB, length: 43:45)
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Obsoletes movie #793 (40:57.85)
Rating: 8.4 (21 votes)
   
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform

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Super Metroid (1994) is widely considered to be the pinnacle of exploration-driven game design, and limits to the freedom of action it allows are yet to be found. As such, surprising improvements come from a lot of esoteric tricks and optimizations, quickly making seemingly optimal movies obsolete.

This is hero of the day's second attempt at this game, improving his previous movie by 85 seconds. A good bulk of the improvement comes from skipping Torizo, implementing additional continuous walljumps, and better boss fights. As previously, only 18% of items are collected.

As with most movies at TASvideos, this one aims for lowest frame count, as opposed to the lowest in-game time. By internal timer, it completes the game in 24 minutes and 16 seconds. Read about the specifics of in-game timing here.

If you prefer going by the lowest in-game time, be sure to check Cpadolf's any% in 23:45.

The encode without door transitions is available here on YouTube.

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Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "game end glitch" by total, sniq, cpadolf in 07:15.95 (2014-07-05)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "game end glitch" by Cpadolf in 12:54.71 (2014-05-19)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "X-Ray glitch" by Cpadolf in 21:25.12 (2012-03-04)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "GT code, game end glitch" by amaurea, cpadolf, total in 14:52.88 (2014-03-24)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "X-Ray glitch" by Cpadolf in 21:35.57 (2009-04-08)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "X-Ray glitch" by Cpadolf & hero of the day in 22:01.18 (2008-06-29)
Added [Tier: Stars]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "100%" by Cpadolf in 1:08:15.74 (2013-08-05)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "100%" by Cpadolf in 1:08:10.87 (2008-09-26)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "100%" by JXQ in 1:10:45.02 (2007-03-19)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "100%" by JXQ in 1:13:10.22 (2006-04-20)
Added [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "low%, Speedbooster" by NameSpoofer in 44:18.62 (2012-12-18)
Added [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "low%, Ice Beam" by Saturn in 42:37.13 (2012-12-10)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "low%, Ice Beam" by Terimakasih in 51:05.75 (2004-12-12)
Added [Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "reverse boss order" by Saturn in 46:42.38 (2012-07-16)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "reverse boss order" by Taco, Kriole, Hero of the Day in 48:06.65 (2012-01-16)
Added [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "ingame time" by Saturn in 39:15.3 (2011-10-30)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "ingame time" by Cpadolf in 41:02.4 (2008-03-02)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "ingame time" by Cpadolf in 41:22.47 (2008-03-02)
Added [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) by Taco & Kriole in 38:41.52 (2009-10-25)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) by hero of the day in 39:32.8 (2008-03-02)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) by hero of the day in 40:57.85 (2007-02-09)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) by Terimakasih in 46:37.08 (2005-03-28)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) by Terimakasih in 47:07.23 (2004-12-18)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) by Terimakasih in 48:09.9 (2004-11-30)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) by Terimakasih in 47:50.93 (2004-11-27)
- - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) by Frenom in 51:52.3 (2004-08-16)
- - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) by Frenom in 53:09.78 (2004-07-28)
- - - - - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) by Frenom in 53:40.07 (2004-07-21)


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