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Submission #4601: homerfunky's N64 Super Mario 74 "151 stars" in 1:49:44.52

Console: Nintendo 64
Game name: Super Mario 74
Game version: unknown
ROM filename: Super Mario 64 (U) [!].ext
Branch: 151 stars
Emulator: Mupen64-rerecording-v2-reset
Movie length: 1:49:44.52
FrameCount: 395071
Re-record count: 139149
Author's real name: homerfunky
Author's nickname: homerfunky
Submitter: homerfunky
Submitted at: 2015-03-06 08:31:47
Text last edited at: 2015-03-31 15:16:45
Text last edited by: feos
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:

After 1 year of work, it's finally done!

(Link to video)

This game is named "Super Mario 74" and it is a "Super Mario 64" ROM hack made by Lugmillord. The major differences of this hack are new harder levels, and the number of Stars which has been increased to 151.

Game Objectives:

  • Emulator used: Mupen64-rerecording-v2-reset
  • 100% completion
  • Uses a game restart sequence
  • Takes damage to save time
  • Manipulates luck
  • Abuses programming errors
  • Genre: Platform

The goal of this speed run is to obtain all 151 Stars (100%).


Finally! This is the first full SM64 hack completed at 100% in a TAS. I'm very happy with the final result even if every star could be improved.

Explanation of the reset at 95 stars:

I used the reset recording version of Mupen64 because in almost all SM64 hacks, Koopa the Quick has an issue; when Mario enters a specific level, then leaves this level by exiting, dying or taking a star, Koopa "forgets" his intended route. Here's a video with an example. As you can see, Koopa would never finish the race. To fix this issue, you just need to restart the game.


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

Special Thanks:

A huge thanks to sonicpacker for encoding and publishing the movie on his channel!

This TAS wouldn't have looked like this and gotten this time without these people:

zeldafan3478: He showed me 100-coin star routes, other strategies, and he made some "151 stars" speedruns.

TheLaQuiTu: He showed me 100-coin star routes and strats.

SigotusSM64: The best "151 stars" speedrunner, I watched his runs to give me ideas.

Br3taigne: He showed me some 100-coin routes.

Ark Circum: He heavily improved "Luminium-Sphere" and "Ombru-Sphere" 100-coin routes and he showed me some strategies.

DennisBalow: He made some single stars TAS runs with crazy strats I used.

Suggested screenshot:

This was my favourite frame.

Enjoy this movie!!

GoddessMaria15: Judging.

GoddessMaria15: There are a few minor issues within the run such as a few movement and route scenarios, but not enough to drag the run down. The hack itself also qualifies under site rules. Reception was very good for both and the optimization is solid still.

Accepting for Moons!

feos: Publishing..................

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