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Submission #883: spezzafer's N64 Super Mario 64 "16 stars" in 16:26.77

Console: Nintendo 64
Game name: Super Mario 64
Game version:
ROM filename: Super Mario 64 (U) [!].z64
Branch: 16 stars
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 16:26.77
FrameCount: 59206
Re-record count: 26109
Author's real name:
Author's nickname: spezzafer
Submitter: spezzafer
Submitted at: 2005-11-16 06:36:25
Text last edited at: 2005-11-16 19:50:38
Text last edited by: DeHackEd
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:

recorded with nitsuja's mupen64 rerecording v8 found here: http://bisqwit.iki.fi/nesvideos/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2934

16-minute 16-star playthrough of the first and one of the most versatile, action oriented 3-D games for the N64.

This tool-assisted movie is over a minute faster than the original test run, and takes many shortcuts favorable over the original ones. Most of the saved time is an accumulation of bits and pieces of optimization through Mario's movement and straighter paths to whatever destination.

What was very fortunate was that I was able to record with an analog stick, thus making radial positioning much more precise and ultimately making many pathways faster.

Thanks to Micheal Fried, Weatherton, nitsuja, Atma, and GeminiSaint for the useful strategies.

Abuses glitches. Takes damage to save time.


Bisqwit: Updated this submission as well (the movie length was calculated in wrong way).

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