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Submission #6328: lexikiq's Linux Mari0 "no portals" in 02:06.92

Console: Linux
Game name: Mari0
Game version: unknown
ROM filename: mari0-1.6.2.love
Branch: no portals
Emulator: libTAS 1.3.3
Movie length: 02:06.92
FrameCount: 7615
Re-record count: 486
Author's real name: Lexi Larkin
Author's nickname: lexikiq
Submitter: lexikiq
Submitted at: 2019-04-01 00:05:01
Text last edited at: 2020-07-12 19:34:29
Text last edited by: lexikiq
Download: Download (28215 bytes)
Status: decision: rejected
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Version info:

libTAS version: 1.3.3
Author's comments and explanations:
Mari0 is an exciting game about using portals to move a character named Mario to the end of the level. What many don't realize about this cute little puzzle game is that portals aren't even required to beat the game! This exciting TAS uses complicated tricks like walking quickly (henceforth known as "running") and flying into the air (henceforth known as "jumping") to beat the game in a surprising 2 minutes and 6.92 seconds.

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Game objectives

  • Emulator used: libTAS 1.3.3
  • Kills the bowser
  • Avoids using super important tools
  • Abuses developer oversights


this game is hard i almost had to enable cheats to beat it

Stage by stage comments


Narrowly avoiding all the goombas is very tricky, but can be done. Mario also jumps on the first frame of loading into the underground to get to the middle platform faster.


Mario jumps on the first frame of entering the level to use a secret shortcut to get to the end of the level without having to worry about enemies. He then enters the minus world, and uses the suspend feature which intentionally places him into 8-4.


We have to wait for all the piranhas because I can't run faster than they appear, and their hitboxes are larger than the pipe entry radius. Anyway I jump out of pipes on the first frame to reach running speed as soon as possible (can't be done while in midair) and narrowly avoid bowser to complete the game.

Other comments

happy april

Masterjun: Truly the pinnacle of TASing! Judging.

Masterjun: Hello noellekiq and welcome to TASVideos. Here, we strive for perfection in every aspect of our movies. It's not rare we get people submit their first movie as a badly optimized Super Mario Bros. movie. As is obvious to see, this run beats the current record by 170 seconds, so this is wrong. Next time, please submit a badly optimized SMB movie so we can brutally reject it and properly revoke submission privileges. Accepting to Gruefood.

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