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Submission #3510: cstrakm's Windows MegaMari in 32:49.12

Console: Windows
Game name: MegaMari
Game version: JPN
ROM filename: megamari.exe
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 32:49.12
FrameCount: 118147
Re-record count: 34438
Author's real name: 清貴
Author's nickname: cstrakm
Submitter: cstrakm
Submitted at: 2012-03-30 02:49:37
Text last edited at: 2012-05-12 12:22:28
Text last edited by: turska
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:
MegaMari : Marisa's Ambition (メガマリ - 魔理沙の野望) is a Mega Man 2-like doujin game with female characters from Touhou. Touhou Project (東方Project) is a series of danmaku shoot'em up games made by Team Shanghai Alice (上海アリス幻樂団).

Game objectives

  • Tool used: Hourglass r81
  • Aims for fastest time
  • Takes damage to save time
  • Uses death to save time
  • Abuses programming errors in the game
  • Manipulates luck
  • Uses no passwords

Tricks and Glitches

Skip Bosses with Thousand Knives
You can skip Patchouli Knowledge and Patchouli Saucer by using the Thousand Knives before entering the boss' room.

Corner Boost
When you jump at a square corner, you can get 2 pixel boost by doing so.

Ladder Glitch
When you jump up into the next screen, you can grab a ladder and scroll up the screen.

Floor Glitch
Place the Magic Broom on the same height as a floor and jump on it, you will fall through the floor when the broom disappears.

Ceiling Glitch
You can pass through a one-block-thick ceiling with the Magic Broom.

  1. Place the broom at a certain distance down from a ceiling and jump on it.
  2. Change to another weapons, then hold A for 1 frame.
  3. Change to the broom and hold A and B, then you will stand on the broom in the ceiling.
  4. Jump up to go through the ceiling.

Luck Manipulation
Boss patterns and enemy drops are changed by killing enemies and shooting the Psycho Missile or the Force Crisis. While shooting the Butterfly Stream, the RNG changes every frame.


In this game, 8 bosses drop their orb when they are beaten. Marisa or Alice: only one character can get it and will obtain her weapon. In other words, you can get only eight of 16 different weapons. In this run, I get the weapons: White Rose Cluster (Cirno) , Force Crisis (Eirin Yagokoro), Butterfly Stream (Yuyuko Saigyouji) , Yin-Yang Strike (Reimu Hakurei) , Rolling Slash (Youmu Konpaku), Red Magic (Remilia Scarlet), Thousand Knives (Sakuya Izayoi), and Psycho Missile (Reisen Udongein Inaba). These weapons are more powerful and the Thousand Knives is used for skipping Patchouli Knowledge and Patchouli Saucer.

Stage-by-stage comments

Cirno could be easily defeated with shots and the laser, so I chose her stage at first. I manipulated her to jump and shoot ice pillars that were easy to avoid.
Eirin Yagokoro
I manipulated Eirin to jump to the middle of the screen and used the White Rose Cluster. Since her motion was very simple, I was able to beat her quickly.

Yuyuko Saigyouji
In the final stretch towards the boss' room, I used the Force Crisis to manipulate Yuyuko to disappear and reappear on the top of the screen so that I can shoot her weakness weapon quickly.

Reimu Hakurei
Thanks to luck manipulations, Reimu just jumped and fired cards repeatedly. So she was taken out with the Butterfly Stream like Clashman in MM2.

Youmu Konpaku
The beginning of her stage, I used the Magic Broom to skip Komachi's boat and move faster. In the battle against Youmu, I had to use shots and the Force Crisis, because her weakness weapon (Thousand Knives) took time too much to hit her.

Remilia Scarlet
The Floor Glitch was used for the first time to enter her mansion. In stair rooms I used the Ceiling Glitch so many times. I manipulated Remilia to fly to the ceiling, ram the ground and jump. During her motion, I shot the Force Crisis, the Yin-Yang Strike, the Butterfly Stream, and the Yin-Yang Strike again in that order. The Force Crisis and the Butterfly Stream are not her weakness weapons but you can't use the Yin-Yang Strike when she is jumping, so I used the strategy to kill her quickly.

Sakuya Izayoi
I abused brooms in the ladder climbing area and did glitches for moving faster. In the battle against Sakuya, I predicted the place on which she intended to reappear and struck the Red Magic.

Reisen Udongein Inaba
I just used brooms a lot to go faster. I manipulated Reisen to jump and throw bombs so that I can use the Force Crisis and the Rolling Slash readily.

Patchouli stage 1
In the death laser area, I used the Thousand Knives and stop time in order to do the Floor Glitch.

Patchouli stage 2
In the boss fight, I hit Suika Ibuki twice with the use of one Butterfly Stream to save the HP.

Patchouli stage 3
In this stage, you can only use Marisa. When Super Marisa jumped to the ceiling, I hit her three times with the use of one Red Magic and made use of a Red Magic twice while she was running.

Patchouli stage 4
In this stage, you can only use Alice. I just jumped and used the Rolling Slash to kill Shikieiki Yamaxanadu.

Patchouli stage 5
For boss rematchs, I took this route: Yuyuko -> Reisen -> Eirin -> Youmu -> Remilia -> Sakuya -> Cirno -> Reimu
In Reimu's fight I used death in order to take a shortcut to the next checkpoint. Patchouli Knowledge was skipped by using the Thousand Knives.

Patchouli stage 6
I used the Thousand Knives to skip Patchouli Saucer.


エルモア: His speed-run helped me very much.

turska: Judging.
turska: The run is great, the audience liked it and the little girls are fabulous. Accepting for publication.
turska: Proceessing.

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