Submission #5475: Jhynjhiruu's NES Late for Work (SMB1 hack) in 01:40.43

Console Nintendo Entertainment System Emulator FCEUX 2.2.3
Game Version unknown Frame Count 6036
ROM Filename Late For Work (SMB1 Hack).nes Frame Rate 60.0988138974405
Branch Rerecord Count 650
Unknown Authors Jhynjhiruu
Game Unknown Game
Submitted by Jhynjhiruu on 4/18/2017 9:39:24 PM

Submission Comments
In this short but entertaining romhack of Super Mario Bros. by sullyrox (userfiles/user/sullyrox?), Mario slept in and as such only has 100 *undefined time unit*s to complete each of the 4 levels.
This run completes all 4 levels in 1:40.95, with the last input being at 1:40.58, which is 1 frame (?, 0.02s) faster than my previous TAS due to better acceleration.
  • Emulator used: FCEUX 2.2.3
  • Aims for fastest time
  • Abuses sprite limits or something
I tried to make this run entertaining (by jumping backwards and that sort of thing) but in a SMB romhack that's only 4 stages long it can be difficult.


Spawning either the mushroom contained in the visible '?' block at the end of the level or the 1-up mushroom in the hidden block despawns the flag for whatever reason, saving quite a lot of time. Flagpole glitch is actually probably slower here, which is a lucky coincidence as I couldn't get it to work.


In 1-2, you're 'supposed' to collect a mushroom from the '?' block at the beginning of the level and slide through the pipe, but it's significantly faster (and harder) to clip through the pipe as small Mario.

1-3 and 1-4:

Nothing particularly amazing happens in these stages, although it is worth noting that in 1-3 it might be possible to jump off a koopa at the end of the level, clip into the floor and do the faster version of the flagpole glitch, similar to HappyLee's SMB2j TAS, but I couldn't get this to work.

Other stuff:

At the end, where Peach asks Mario whether he can get to work with Buzzy Beatles (sullyrox can't spell Beetles), nothing I tried actually advanced the game back to the title screen to start the 2nd quest, so the buzzy beetles are lies. In 1-2, if I could save 6 frames (the best I could do was 5) I should be able to save a frame rule, but I wasn't able to.

Noxxa: Claiming for judgment.
Noxxa: This hack is very short, un-noteworthy, looks terrible, barely even changes some of the stages from the original, and is just terrible overall. Viewer response agrees. Rejecting due to poor hack choice.

Last Edited by ThunderAxe31 on 12/21/2021 6:56:52 PM
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