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Submission #2753: MUGG's NES Super Mario Bros. "PAL" in 04:56.48

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: Super Mario Bros.
Game version: Europe,r0
ROM filename: Super Mario Bros. (E) (REV0) [!p].nes
Branch: PAL
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 04:56.48
FrameCount: 14826
Re-record count: 9853
Author's real name: Christoph H.
Author's nickname: MUGG
Submitter: mugg
Submitted at: 2010-07-20 19:48:38
Text last edited at: 2010-08-31 12:42:50
Text last edited by: mugg
Download: Download (2916 bytes)
Status: decision: cancelled
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Author's comments and explanations:
I have been looking for improvements to popular games for a long time. Recently, when I tried to do the flagpole glitch at walking speed, andrewg_ came up with the PAL version and also pointed out an useful glitch that only works on that version. I started working on this run as a fun project to take a break from my other projects, which I'm not very motivated to do.

The trick above never got used since I managed to do the flagpole glitch with Mario stuck in front of it, so there was no need to enter a floor (and no need to use a bullet bill in 8-2 either). Later, I also managed to enter the wall in 1-2 which prevented me from continuing on this project for a while. Chances were good that this run would save much time over the NTSC TAS.

I'm not sure about the attitude of people towards this TAS which uses the PAL version in order to save time. I don't think it would be very well-received, but since there's no harm in submitting a finished TAS, here it is!

Since this was only a fun project, I didn't bother much about the 21-frame rule. There is also a lag frame in 8-1 that I couldn't remove. I think it's still a pretty good run. I wanted to make this run a little different than the published TAS and I used some different ways of doing things. Maybe you will like it.

So I will leave this one here. Maybe it can be linked from the published movie. (I would like TASvideos to change its way of presenting its runs in the future. See here and here for places where I expressed this. This PAL TAS would be a candidate to put onto a page along with other Super Mario Bros TASes)

Youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRn3NkJovG8

adelikat: Claiming for judging. The verdict (either way) will potentially set a precedent for future submissions so I want to handle this one. I hope for lots of votes, comments, and pedantic opinions on this one.

adelikat: Author is improving this movie and some of the possible improvement would have a direct impact on a potential verdict so I am setting this to delayed for now.

mugg: I'm setting this to canceled since I'm not trying to improve this anymore. To my knowledge, klmz is planning to make an improvement so there is no need for this to stay on the workbench.

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