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Submission #3772: MKDasher, Nahoc, sonicpacker, Bauru, Eru, Goronem, Jesus, Kyman, Mokkori, Moltov, Nothing693, pasta, SilentSlayers, Snark, and ToT's N64 Super Mario 64 "120 Stars" in 1:20:41.52

Console: Nintendo 64
Game name: Super Mario 64
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Super Mario 64 (U) [!].z64
Branch: 120 Stars
Emulator: Mupen64 0.5 re-recording v8
Movie length: 1:20:41.52
FrameCount: 290491
Re-record count: 2136942
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Author's nickname: MKDasher, Nahoc, sonicpacker, Bauru, Eru, Goronem, Jesus, Kyman, Mokkori, Moltov, Nothing693, pasta, SilentSlayers, Snark, and ToT
Submitter: Nahoc
Submitted at: 2012-11-24 15:05:17
Text last edited at: 2013-03-20 02:05:29
Text last edited by: Nahoc
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:

After 5 years of work, it's finally here!


(Link to video)

This is an improvement of 18:08.33 over the previous movie by Rikku.

For comparison, the fastest non-TAS run (by Siglemic) is 1:44:23 (as of 11/12).

Game Objectives

  • Emulator used: Mupen64 0.5 re-recording v8
  • Uses death to save time
  • Takes damage to save time
  • Manipulates luck
  • Uses game-breaking glitches
  • Abuses programming errors
  • Genre: Platform

Comments

MKDasher's Comments

Yay, done at last! I didn't start TASing this game that long ago, so I have the least experience, but I really want to thank the rest of the team for letting me join and participate in this great project. It's been a really nice experience for me and I'm hoping that everyone enjoys watching the run as much as we did making it!

Nahoc's Comments

Yo, yo, yo! I must say, like Jeremiah and David, I'm really happy to finally see this completed run in the workbench. I had a blast TASing this awesome game with such awesome people.

I'd like to point out that a big part of this project was done by the Japanese TASers. When they were working on the "120 Stars" TAS, they used to go back a lot to redo and improve earlier stars, since they were working on a "perfect" TAS. We (sonicpacker and myself) got tired of being left aside the project, seeing how slow the progress on it was and decided to go along and do our own TAS. MKDasher later joined us. Not gonna lie, we used a lot of their inputs during the making of this movie (but always with permissions) and "quickly" finished the masterpiece that you're about to watch. Of course, some improvements were found during the 3-month period we worked on the project, but it's nothing too big.

We would like to thank all the Japanese SM64 TASers for their hard work and hope they will be able to improve this movie with a more "perfect" v2. Good luck guys!

sonicpacker's Comments

Well it's about damn time. No, but really, working with the community towards finishing this run has given me the best time of my life and I couldn't have asked for a better way to spend my teenage years. I've met so many awesome people and have had the best partners to work with. I'm thankful beyond words and I hope everyone that watches the TAS has a great time! I could go on and write a book about it, but I'll let the run speak for itself. And remember, SM64 isn't even near dead. Stay tuned, haha!

Tricks

See this page for a brief description of all the tricks used in this run.

Star Times

Here's a comprehensive list of all the star times. It also includes a time comparison with Rikku's run.

Star(s) Time(s) Rikku's Time(s) Difference
Cool, Cool Mountain Time Saved: 18"43
Wallkicks Will Work (with text) 5"57 (6"10) 10"90 4"80
Slip Slidin' Away 25"03 26"35 1"32
100 Coins & Big Penguin Race (with 3 stars text) 1'00"12 & 1'16"75 1'20"53 3"78
Frosty Slide for 8 Red Coins 36"03 40"93 4"90
Li'l Penguin Lost 16"20 19"03 2"83
Snowman's Lost his Head 35"37 36"17 0"80
Whomp's Fortress Time Saved: 27"12
Blast Away the Wall (with text) 7"17 (8"60) 9"43 0"83
Fall onto the Caged Island 9"20 10"87 1"67
100 Coins & Red Coins on the Floating Isle 47"33 & 53"73 68"07 14"34
Chip Off Whomp's Block 27"63 30"93 3"30
To the Top of the Fortress 10"57 14"95 4"38
Shoot Into the Wild Blue 7"87 10"47 2"60
Bob-omb Battlefield Time Saved: 1'47"95
Find the 8 Red Coins (with text) 29"40 (30"53) 51"60 21"07
Mario Wings to the Sky 21"83 31"87 10"04
Big Bob-omb on the Summit 35"73 45"90 10"17
100 Coins & Footrace with Koopa the Quick 1'19"40 & 1'35"47 2'27"70 52"23
Shoot to the Island in the Sky 14"40 24"90 10"50
Behind Chain Chomp's Gate 9"13 13"07 3"94
Dire, Dire Docks Time Saved: 39"53
100 Coins & Pole-Jumping for Red Coins 1'31"58 & 1'38"95 2'04"63 25"68
Chests in the Current 26"70 31"53 4"83
Collect the Caps... 47"22 47"45 0"23
Through the Jet Stream 34"88 39"93 5"05
Board Bowser's Sub 31"98 34"57 2"59
The Manta Ray's Reward 14"03 15"18 1"15
Hazy Maze Cave Time Saved: 1'17"47
Metal-Head Mario Can Move! 17"52 30"13 12"61
A-Maze-ing Emergency Exit 10"70 11"03 0"33
Watch for Rolling Rocks 14"10 15"30 1"20
100 Coins & Elevate for 8 Red Coins 1'36"40 & 1'41"37 46"23 (-100 Coins) +55"14
Swimming Beast in the Cavern 14"87 1'50"97 (+100 Coins) 1'36"10
Navigating the Toxic Maze 13"33 35"70 22"37
Shifting Sand Land Time Saved: 1'19"89
100 Coins & Pyramid Puzzle 1'17"12 & 1'23"18 1'52"70 29"52
Shining Atop the Pyramid 6"13 7"07 0"94
Stand Tall on the Four Pillars 47"37 53"13 5"76
In the Talons of the Big Bird 13"33 16"40 3"07
Inside the Ancient Pyramid 12"18 27"22 15"04
Free Flying for 8 Red Coins 34"97 1'00"53 25"56
Lethal Lava Land Time Saved: 26"36
Elevator Tour in the Volcano (with text) 17"35 (17"88) 20"67 2"79
Boil the Big Bully 14"37 19"37 5"00
Red-Hot Log Rolling 7"43 13"17 5"74
8-Coin Puzzle with 15 Pieces 13"27 14"70 1"43
Bully the Bullies 18"27 24"40 6"13
100 Coins & Hot-Foot-It into the Volcano 56"97 & 1'03"20 1'08"43 5"23
Jolly Roger Bay Time Saved: 1'50"82
Treasure of the Ocean Cave 18"43 1'45"65 (+100 Coins) 1'27"22
Blast to the Stone Pillar 11"73 18"71 6"98
Plunder in the Sunken Ship 31"32 53"78 22"46
100 Coins & Red Coins on the Ship Afloat 1'15"73 & 1'20"57 53"00 (-100 Coins) +27"57
Through the Jet Stream 8"70 20"17 11"47
Can the Eel Come Out to Play? 24"57 34"83 10"26
Big Boo's Haunt Time Saved: 1'02"66
Go on a Ghost Hunt (with text) 39"26 (39"80) 55"77 15"97
Big Boo's Balcony 22"33 28"67 6"34
Eye to Eye in the Secret Room 25"83 28"33 2"50
Secret of the Haunted Books 10"60 11"73 1"13
100 Coins & Ride Big Boo's Merry-Go-Round 1'15"87 & 1'20"50 1'32"73 12"23
Seek the 8 Red Coins 29"77 54"26 24"49
Tiny-Huge Island Time Saved: 45"00
100 Coins & Wiggler's Red Coins 1'04"25 & 1'08"85 1'35"55 26"70
The Tip Top of the Huge Island 16"20 21"43 5"23
Five Itty Bitty Secrets 17"00 19"10 2"10
Pluck the Piranha Flower 23"33 23"70 0"37
Rematch with Koopa the Quick 42"23 48"50 6"27
Make Wiggler Squirm 40"98 45"31 4"33
Snowman's Land Time Saved: 44"87
In the Deep Freeze 5"33 5"93 0"60
Whirl from the Freezing Pond 12"57 14"70 2"13
Chill with the Bully 11"83 12"70 0"87
Snowman's Big Head 7"97 10"50 2"53
Into the Igloo 13"45 1'31"08 (+100 Coins) 1'17"63
100 Coins & Shell Shreddin' for Red Coins 1'04"55 & 1'12"65 33"76 (-100 Coins) +38"89
Tall, Tall Mountain Time Saved: 1'05"37
Breathtaking View from Bridge 10"43 18"57 8"14
Mysterious Mountainside 6"90 10"17 3"27
100 Coins & Scary 'Shrooms, Red Coins 1'22"25 & 1'29"75 1'50"68 20"93
Scale the Mountain 11"50 19"53 8"03
Mystery of the Monkey Cage 31"80 51"03 19"23
Blast to the Lonely Mushroom 5"43 11"20 5"77
Wet-Dry World Time Saved: 58"59
Secrets in the Shallows & Sky 27"77 1'17"61 (+100 Coins) 49"84
Top O' the Town 12"20 16"57 4"37
100 Coins & Go to Town for Red Coins 1'15"93 & 1'20"70 1'00"63 (-100 Coins) +20"07
Shocking Arrow Lifts! 11"63 14"18 2"55
Express Elevator--Hurry Up! 7"10 19"43 12"33
Quick Race Through Downtown! 31"83 41"40 9"57
Tick Tock Clock Time Saved: 20"53
Stop Time for Red Coins 12"23 16"80 4"57
100 Coins & Stomp on the Thwomp 42"80 & 49"50 1'04"13 14"63
Get a Hand 5"20 9"10 3"90
The Pit and the Pendulums 7"87 12"40 4"53
Timed Jumps on Moving Bars 11"53 18"37 6"84
Roll into the Cage 6"57 9"43 2"86
Rainbow Ride Time Saved: 2'03"08
Cruiser Crossing The Rainbow 15"13 22"57 7"44
The Big House in the Sky 39"43 1'57"37 1'07"94
100 Coins & Somewhere over the Rainbow 1'05"78 & 1'09"95 1'36"20 26"25
Tricky Triangles! 9"00 14"23 5"23
Swingin' in the Breeze 11"17 12"83 1"66
Coins Amassed in a Maze 19"47 24"03 4"56
Castle Secret Stars Time Saved: 56"33
Princess' Secret Slide under 21 Seconds 20"43 20"73 0"30
Bowser in the Dark World Red Coins (with text) 33"17 45"03 11"86
Princess' Secret Slide 24"47 24"80 0"33
Tower of the Wing Cap (with text) 20"43 22"57 2"14
Bowser in the Fire Sea Red Coins 45"77 53"33 7"56
Cavern of the Metal Cap 43"78 51"05 7"27
Vanish Cap under the Moat 26"13 29"73 3"60
Secret Aquarium 40"12 42"52 2"40
Wing Mario over the Rainbow 51"93 58"60 6"67
Bowser in the Sky Red Coins 49"77 1'03"97 14"20

Known Improvements

Of course, in every long TAS, even with the highest standards and level of optimization, nothing is ever perfect. Here's a list of the known improvements. Most were discovered when we were already too far into the run to go back. They will be included in a new version made by a different team of TASers.

  • CCM:
    • About 18 frames can be saved on "Frosty Slide for 8 Red Coins".
    • 3 frames lost on "Li'l Penguin Lost".
    • 1 VI/s is savable during the "100 Coins" star.
  • BoB:
    • About 1 second can be saved on the "100 Coins" star with better coins manipulation.
  • WF:
    • "Chip Off Whomp's Block" is improvable by 3 frames.
    • "To the Top of the Fortress" is improvable by 7 frames.
    • 2 frames lost on the "100 Coins" star due to luck manipulation.
  • DDD:
    • 0"30 seconds lost due to random lag.
    • Extra frame lost for better lag manipulation.
  • LLL:
    • 1 frame lost for better luck manipulation.
  • HMC:
  • BBH:
    • 1 frame lost for better luck manipulation.

YouTube Channels of the Authors (in alphabetical order)

Here are the YouTube channels of every authors having inputs in this TAS. Subscribe to them for more SM64 superplays!

Special Thanks (in alphabetical order)

Suggested Screenshot

Phew... too many highlights in this run for a single screenshot! Here is our favourite:

Feel free to suggest more screenshots!

Final Thoughts

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Nahoc: Added YouTube module.

Baxter: Great improvement over the currently published TAS with many creative timesavers. Accepting for publication.

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