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Submission #5617: HappyLee's NES Super Mario Bros. "PAL" in 04:55.16

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: Super Mario Bros.
Game version: Europe
ROM filename: Super Mario Bros. (E).nes
Branch: PAL
Emulator: FCEUX 2.2.1
Movie length: 04:55.16
FrameCount: 14760
Re-record count: 11754
Author's real name: Li Tianda
Author's nickname: HappyLee
Submitter: HappyLee
Submitted at: 2017-07-26 18:16:33
Text last edited at: 2017-07-26 21:13:24
Text last edited by: Nach
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Status: judging underway
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Author's comments and explanations:
This run is definitely not with the intention of obsoleting the published SMB any% TAS! This movie aims to present what the fastest and the best SMB PAL TAS would look like. It improves MUGG's submission for 66 frames, and tubby's TAS for 46 frames.

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The Europe version of SMB is an official game run in PAL mode. The physics are almost identical, but the speed values are set differently, causing more potential glitches. TASes on this version are only faster due to a different version of flagpole glitch, which allows Mario to skip the castles without the help of other enemies or entering the ground.

New Trick: Falling into the Ground

It's probably no secret that Mario can sometimes fall into the ground after stomping on an enemy in SMB Europe version, but to do this without the help of anything but a lift is something new. The lift is still required for manipulating Y position before jumping. This trick is used in 1-2, saving 18 frames (a frame rule).

Time Saver: Faster Acceleration

It's faster to accelerate on the floor in this version. This simple new way of acceleration saves 18 frames in 8-3, and 10 frames in 8-4 (along with other arrangements).

This run also differs from the normal SMB any% TAS on details. For example, only in this TAS is Mario able to kick some shells in 8-1, and to show the 1-UP mushroom in 8-2, to walljump on the higher floor and to swim through the ceiling in 8-4.

I'm submitting it here mostly to show people what the best SMB PAL TAS would look like, regardless of whether it has reached TASVideos' standard for publication.

Nach: Judging what may be one of the most difficult to judge TASs.

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