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Submission #1979: was0x's SNES Super Mario RPG in 2:35:27.37

Console: Super NES
Game name: Super Mario RPG
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Super Mario RPG - Legend of the Seven Stars (U) [!].smc
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 2:35:27.37
FrameCount: 559642
Re-record count: 26529
Author's real name: J.T
Author's nickname: was0x
Submitter: illayaya
Submitted at: 2008-05-16 13:14:22
Text last edited at: 2008-06-09 00:09:38
Text last edited by: DeHackEd
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:
This run beats the previous one by about 5 minutes.

Tricks & Glitches

Mario's Jump Attack (special) :The more he uses his special attack "Jump", the stronger it becomes (the limit +85, as I recall.)

Untimed Defense :Not timing defense saves a few frames, but it doesn't always work.

Skip a Terrapin's Attack (Thanks spezzafer) :Move the cursor and kill a different Terrapin. Mario isn't attacked this way.

Mack skip (Thanks Hakusekirei & ITK) :Jump on one of the bodyguards and you can skip Mack's battle.

Skip Heavy Troopa(Thanks Spezzfer) :In Nimbus Land, you can skip Heavy Troopa twice.


Bowser's Keep

Vs. Terrapins changed. I skipped one of their attack turns.

129 frames saved.(Total 129)

Mushroom Way

I optimized vs. Hammer Bros.

6 frames saved.(136)

Mushroom Kingdom (First time)

Unchanged. Lost one frame, not sure why.

1 frame slower.(135)

Bandit's way

Optimized movement. I gained 19 exp. in the second to last area in order to get Mario to Lvl. 5 before Croco. And I lost 1 flower.

8 frames slower.(127)

Mushroom Kingdom (second time)

I used the Mack skip glitch. I changed it a bit. So, I lost 12 exp.

12054 frames saved. (12181)

Kero Sewers

I optimized movement. Got 1 flower, but I slowed down the fight with Belome, because Mario's attack is weak here. He only does 45~49 damage. (51~54 in spezzafer's movie)

950 frames slower.(11231)

EMidas River

I only got 60 coins, so that the following message and sound don't appear.

"I'll hold your x(1~10) extra coin(s)."

68 frames saved.(11299)

Tadpole Pond (first time)

I optimized movement.

4 frames saved.(11303)

Rose Way

I optimized movement.

I skipped a flower.

253 frames saved.(11556)

Rose Town

Skipped 3 flowers. Sorry, but I messed up the Inn's route. I answered Gaz's question, "No". This skips a message and jump action.

292 frames saved.(11848)

Forest Maze

I didn't get 2 Kerokerocolas.

Slower on Bowyer for the same reason as Belome.

97 frames saved.(11945)


I optimized movement,the Croco fight,the mine cart ride.

I sold an extra Kerokerocola, and I bought an extra set of Work Pants.

I gained 50 exp. in the third to last area, in order to get Mario to Lvl. 9 before Yaridovich.

Lost time on the Punchinello fight for the Bob-omb.

496 frames saved.(12441)

Booster pass

I optimized movement.

6 frames saved.(12447)

Booster Tower

I optimized movement.

I didn't use the Lucky Jewel on Knife Guy. This can skip Knife Guy's attack. Mario and Mallow's level up screen doesn't appear.

1623 frames saved.(14070)

Booster Hill

I optimized movement.

Got 15 flowers. No real reason for this.

1 frames saved.(14071)


I optimized movement.

I used Lucky Jewel against Bundt. This can skip Bundt's attack twice. Mario and Mallow's level up screen appears.

352 frames slower.(13719)

Mushroom Kingdom (third time)

I optimized movement.

30 frames saved.(13749)

Tadpole Pond (second time)


0 frame save(slower).(13749)

Star Hill

I optimized movement.

23 frames saved.(13772)

Seaside Town (first time)

I optimized movement.

3 frames saved.(13775)


I optimized movement.

28 frames saved.(13803)

Sunken ship

I optimized movement, and the battles with Tentacles, Pirates and Johnny.

I skipped Johnny's attack once.

368 frames saved.(14171)

Seaside Town (second time)

I optimized movement, and equipping.

Geno equipped Amulet. This enables Geno to stand Yaridovich's attack once without guarding, and I skipped his attack once.

I only sold a Flower Jar.

223 frames saved.(14394)

Land's End (first time)

I optimized movement.

I changed Geno to Peach before fighting the Shoguns, because Mario is faster than Peach, so I could skip using Defense. I also used Lucky Jewel twice instead of using the Hammer.

I changed Peach to Geno before fighting the Belome.And,Mario eqipped Amulet.

361 frames saved.(14755)

Monstro Town

I optimized movement.

2 frames saved.(14757)

Land's End (second time)

I optimized movement.

3 frames saved.(14760)

Bean Valley

I optimized movement.

Smilax only uses normal attacks.

72 frames saved.(14832)

Nimbus Land (first time)

I optimized movement, and the battles with Birdo and Valentina.

With Valentina, Bowser didn't use a timed attack. Skipped a Heavy Troopa fight twice.

1435 frames saved.(16257)

Barrel Volcano

I optimized movement, normal enemy fights, the Czar Dragon and Zombone fights, and the Axem Rangers fight.

Against the Axem Rangers Mario didn't time an attack on Axem Red.

I gained 121 Exp. using a star in order to get Mario to level 15.

243 frames saved.(16500)

Nimbus Land (second time)

I optimized movement.

I changed the route for riding the royal bus.

317 frames saved.(16817)

Bowser's Keep (second time)

I optimized movement,and the fight with Magikoopa.

211 frames saved in the 6 doors.

276 frames saved.(17093)


I optimized movement, but I was delayed about 2 seconds by enemies.

In the fight with Mad Adder Bowser didn't use a timed attack.

I skipped opening the equip menu before Gunyolk and Factory Chief, because Bowser didn't need to be at level 17.

In the first Smithy battle, I used two Rock Candies, an Ice Bomb, and Geno attacked with Double Punch. In the second battle, he didn't get to transform into the Magic Head.

835 frames saved. (17928)

NesVideoAgent: Hi! I am a robot. I took a few screenshots of this movie and placed them here. Oh! I also corrected the ROM name.
  • You indicated Super Mario RPG (U).smc
  • I updated it to Super Mario RPG - Legend of the Seven Stars (U) [!].smc

adelikat: Accepted as an improvement to the published movie.

DeHackEd: Sure, I'll encode it. But since it's a huge file and out of necessity I'm giving it to my laptop, please be patient.

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