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Total movies: 5


[Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]GBA Wario Land 4 (USA/Europe) in 40:04.88 by andymac.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2011-02-16)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 253.40 MB, length: 48:37)
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Submission #3002 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #752 (1:02:35.57)
Rating: 8.4 (21.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Arguably better known these days for the WarioWare series, our anti-hero Wario started off as the villain in Super Mario Land 2 before starring in his own series of platformers of which this is the fifth (everyone forgets Virtual Boy Wario Land).

Through strategic use of save-and-restore and a glitch allowing rapid diagonal movement and zipping, Wario gets away with all the loot in this Hard mode run (the hardest difficulty available from the outset) 22:30.68 faster than before.


[Tier: Moons]GB Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (USA v1.0) in 21:43.52 by andymac.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2010-07-08)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 30.11 MB, length: 25:34)
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Submission #2728 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1202 (24:23.62)
Rating: 7.1 (13 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Platform
This is the second and last true Mario game for the original Game Boy. It has unique power ups like carrots and bubbles and allows the player to go through each of the worlds in any order. It also features the first appearance of Wario, who would become a staple character for Nintendo.
This is a massive 2 minute and 40 second improvement over the previous movie. The improvements in this movie were largely due to two new tricks: the pixel trick and the pipe glitch. Both saved enormous amounts of time during the run. Details on the improvements can be found in the author's submission text.

[Tier: Moons]NES Blaster Master (Europe) in 04:25.44 by andymac.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2009-12-06)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 5.50 MB, length: 06:22)
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Submission #2477 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1391 (04:34.24)
Rating: 7.3 (25 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Blaster Master is a fairly long game involving a random hero that jumps down a hole after his mutant frog, finds a tank, and proceeds to blow up a few bosses and rescue said frog. It's complicated.

In this movie the hero gets bored with the tank early on, skips the bosses and mostly decides to just go straight to the final boss and blow him up. The frog is saved and dissected, and Biology 101 is passed. Hooray!

This movie plays on the European version of the game, which includes a few bugs such as stopping movement by pausing and allowing double (and more) jumping. A changed zip mechanism is also in the European version which allows warping through things you really shouldn't be able to warp through.

This publication beats the previous movie by 9 seconds.

If you would like to see more of the game, we also have a warpless Blaster Master movie here that plays on the US version.


[Tier: Moons]NES Mario Adventure (USA PRG0) in 49:42.39 by andymac.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2010-03-09)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 69.78 MB, length: 52:06)
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Submission #2595 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #457 (56:00.65)
Rating: 7.4 (17.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Unofficial game
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

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Mario Adventure is a hack of Super Mario Bros 3. These are the most noteworthy characteristics of it.

  • Mario can keep a power-up in reserve, similar to how Super Mario World works except the change is immediately effective.
  • There is a new power-up, Magic Mario, which can stomp on more enemies than otherwise possible, shoots extremely powerful projectiles, and can take a few hits before losing the power-up.
  • There are 7 worlds which Mario can visit in any order. Each world has a key hidden somewhere within it.
  • After finding all 7 keys and beating the 7 worlds, Mario can access the 8th world to win the game.
  • Almost all levels end with a Boom-Boom battle.
  • Mario Adventure includes its own custom palette for graphics rendering.

The author improves on the previous run by an impressive 6 minutes.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Smart Ball (USA) in 14:27.37 by andymac.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2009-09-21)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 31.01 MB, length: 17:17)
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Submission #2320 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #376 (15:55.43)
Rating: 7.0 (16 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
Smart Ball is a game in which a boy gets turned into a blue blob. On his adventure to get a girl and his body back, he discovers the ability to absorb balls, stretch and compress. In this run, he also discovers the ability to seemingly kill everything he touches and make almost impossible jumps.

This movie improves the previous movie by nitsuja by nearly a minute and a half.

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Added [Tier: Moons]GB Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (USA/Europe v1.0) "game end glitch" by MUGG & Masterjun in 00:41.55 (2014-07-28)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GB Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (USA/Europe v1.0) "game end glitch" by andymac & MUGG in 02:08.98 (2011-10-01)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]GB Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (USA/Europe v1.0) "game end glitch" by andymac & MUGG in 02:28.08 (2011-01-14)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Blaster Master (USA) "all bosses" by BrotherMojo in 30:30.37 (2013-01-18)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Blaster Master (USA) "all bosses" by Namflow in 33:17.52 (2005-06-26)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Blaster Master (USA) "all bosses" by Namflow in 34:10.52 (2004-07-26)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Blaster Master (USA) "all bosses" by Devindotcom in 43:57.95 (2004-05-20)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Mario Adventure (USA PRG0) by Soig in 48:58.23 (2012-08-18)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Mario Adventure (USA PRG0) by andymac in 49:42.39 (2010-03-09)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Mario Adventure (USA PRG1) by Kyrsimys in 56:00.65 (2006-01-18)
Added [Tier: Stars][Notable improvement]GBA Wario Land 4 (USA/Europe) by andymac in 40:04.88 (2011-02-16)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Wario Land 4 (USA) by SuperHappy in 1:02:35.57 (2006-12-25)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Vault]GBA Wario Land 4 (USA) by JuanValdez in 1:02:21.45 (2006-03-18)
Added [Tier: Moons]GB Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (USA v1.0) by andymac in 21:43.52 (2010-07-08)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GB Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (JPN v1.0) by Soulrivers in 24:23.62 (2008-10-14)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GB Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (JPN v1.0) by Soulrivers in 25:38.72 (2008-07-25)
Added [Tier: Moons]NES Blaster Master (Europe) by andymac in 04:25.44 (2009-12-06)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Blaster Master (Europe) by TwistedEye in 04:34.24 (2009-11-17)
Added [Tier: Moons]SNES Smart Ball (USA) by andymac in 14:27.37 (2009-09-21)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]SNES Smart Ball (USA) by nitsuja in 15:55.43 (2005-07-07)


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