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Submission #4357: PangaeaPanga's SNES Super Demo World: The Legend Continues "120-exit" in 2:02:04.49

Console: Super NES
Game name: Super Demo World: The Legend Continues
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Super Demo World - The Legend Continues.smc
Branch: 120-exit
Emulator: SNES9x 1.43-rerecording-v17-win32-lua51dll
Movie length: 2:02:04.49
FrameCount: 440193
Re-record count: 168657
Author's real name: Alex T.
Author's nickname: PangaeaPanga
Submitter: PangaeaPanga
Submitted at: 2014-07-06 20:18:08
Text last edited at: 2014-07-17 20:15:12
Text last edited by: PangaeaPanga
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:

On-Screen Comparison With Previous Run Encode (NOT official encode):


(Link to video)

This is an improvement of 20708 frames (345.13 seconds OR 5 minutes 45.13 seconds) over the previous submission.

Game Objectives:

  • Emulator used: SNES9x 1.43 v17
  • Aims for fastest time
  • Takes damage to save time
  • Uses a slower route to save time
  • Abuses programming errors
  • Does not eat any chucks

About This Run:

This run is the product of almost 3 years of on & off progress. It was started on August 28, 2011 and finished on July 3, 2014. I actually took two "temporary" hiatuses from not only this run, but from TAS'ing Super Mario World in general. My first official halt in progress started during the middle of Crystal Caverns 5, where I didn't return to the run until the summer of 2013. I only ended up TAS'ing until Sky World 4 before going into another hiatus. This one was shorter because after realizing that I had gotten so far into the run, I cannot let it go to waste, so I picked the run back up roughly 4 weeks ago. I painstakingly dedicated my time just to finish the run because I wanted to see the finished product, and I'm assuming that the viewers do too!

NOTE: During my hiatus, TASVideos changed the official SNES Emulator to LSNES. The run was started in 2011, which was almost 2 years before TASVideos changed to LSNES, and I had already gotten nearly halfway through the run, which is why I finished this on SNES9X. I will be using LSNES from now on for all my movies that are going to be published on TASVideos.

Tricks Used In This TAS

All of the following tricks used in this run can be found and explained on the Super Mario World Game Resources page:

  • Running / Sprinting
    • -1 Trick
    • Hopping Glitch
    • 6/5
  • Flying
    • Rise-Cancel
    • Perpetual Air Catch
    • Yoshi Flight
  • 1/1 Swimming
  • Walljumping
  • Corner Clipping
  • Null Sprites
  • Stunned Sprites
  • Duplicating Blocks
    • Duplicating Away From Blocks
    • Duplicating Into A Dragon Coin

Chuck-Eat Glitch

This glitch is a (relatively) new trick whereby eating a chuck results in a weird sprite in reserve depending on certain circumstances. The most useful of these is a goal sphere. For an explanation please see the Super Mario World any% comments. The reason I didn't use the glitch in this run is to keep consistency with the 96-exit run.

Cloud-Bowser Glitch

This glitch is was discovered a long time ago by ISM. It was observed that taking a cloud to the Bowser fight allows Mario to skip phases of the fight which would normally be unable to be skipped. This works because the cloud uses the same RAM address as Bowser. There has been ongoing controversy about the use of this run to obsolete the Super Mario World any% run as a variant of the Chuck-Eat Glitch is used to obtain the cloud, but can also used to trigger the ending credits, as seen in the current glitched run. The reason why I decided on using the cloud during the Bowser fight is because the cloud can be obtained legally in Super Demo World without using exploits or glitches. It also gives variation to all the traditional Super Mario World runs. However, it is very difficult to provide entertainment due to how the cloud is used to save time.

Level-By-Level Comparisons:

(Currently under construction. These take AWHILE to do)

Known Improvements:

  • This run was started before the current any% run. Therefore, all techniques used up until Desert Castle b can be implemented.
  • A Yoshi wings exit was found in Misty Star World by bahamete after I finished this run. This alone will save 3-4 minutes.
  • Lag is absolutely brutal in this game. Even though the run should not be obsoleted based solely on lag management, a fair amount of frames can be shaved off.
  • Beat the Bowser Statue Fireball frame rule!

Possible Improvements:

  • Recently, a variant of the stun glitch allows a Reznor to be spawned, which could allow some levels to be completed much earlier. More information can be seen here.
  • This game is unique compared to the original Super Mario World because it allows the player to store unconventional items in the reserve box. Planning out a different route than the one I used might allow different strategies to be employed. It is very difficult to plan out an over world path to follow because Mario cannot get out of the Star World until he beats the secret exit of a level. And once he beats the secret exit, the level becomes unplayable. Perhaps there is a better over world path than the one I used, which would allow further exploitation of this ability to store unconventional items.
  • Big Boo's Tower is easily one of the longest levels in the game. It might be possible to skip right to the boss via the spring-Yoshi glitch to get through floors. I was never successful in doing this trick, but that doesn't mean it wouldn't be viable in the future.
  • If the Chuck-Eat Glitch ever was accepted among both the Super Mario World 96-Exit run and this run, then numerous improvements could be made.

Thanks

  • Nach for allowing this run to be published despite the discontinue of SNES9X.
  • amaurea for his comparison lua script, which was used throughout the production of this movie.
  • jimsfriend for helping me by compiling a list of many known & possible improvements.
  • ISM for discovering the Cloud-Bowser glitch.
  • Amarticando & Dnnzao for their any% run.
  • Stef Chef for his 120-Exit Run.
  • ISM & Andymac for their 120-Exit WIPs.
  • You for watching this.

Suggested Screenshots:

Frames 69301 98142 223213 313300 372639 415406 437776 respectively.

Conclusion:

And that's it! I hope you enjoy the movie! Don't forget to leave a rate or comment!


Mothrayas: Replaced movie file with a fixed version.

Nach: Judging.

Solarplex: Added Temp Video Encode


Nach: Very nice run with some entertaining new tricks, good feedback. Accepting as improvement to existing run.

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