#3772: MKDasher, Nahoc, sonicpacker, Bauru, Eru, Goronem, Jesus, Kyman, Mokkori, Moltov, Nothing693, pasta, SilentSlayers, Snark, and ToT's N64 Super Mario 64 "120 Stars" in 1:20:41.52

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After 5 years of work, it's finally here!

This is an improvement of 9:04.16 over the previous movie by Rikku.
For comparison, the fastest non-TAS run (by Siglemic) is 1:44:23 (as of 11/12).

Game Objectives

  • Emulator used: Mupen64 0.5 re-recording v8
  • Uses death to save time
  • Takes damage to save time
  • Manipulates luck
  • Uses game-breaking glitches
  • Abuses programming errors
  • Genre: Platform

Comments

MKDasher's Comments

Yay, done at last! I didn't start TASing this game that long ago, so I have the least experience, but I really want to thank the rest of the team for letting me join and participate in this great project. It's been a really nice experience for me and I'm hoping that everyone enjoys watching the run as much as we did making it!

Nahoc's Comments

Yo, yo, yo! I must say, like Jeremiah and David, I'm really happy to finally see this completed run in the workbench. I had a blast TASing this awesome game with such awesome people.
I'd like to point out that a big part of this project was done by the Japanese TASers. When they were working on the "120 Stars" TAS, they used to go back a lot to redo and improve earlier stars, since they were working on a "perfect" TAS. We (sonicpacker and myself) got tired of being left aside the project, seeing how slow the progress on it was and decided to go along and do our own TAS. MKDasher later joined us. Not gonna lie, we used a lot of their inputs during the making of this movie (but always with permissions) and "quickly" finished the masterpiece that you're about to watch. Of course, some improvements were found during the 3-month period we worked on the project, but it's nothing too big.
We would like to thank all the Japanese SM64 TASers for their hard work and hope they will be able to improve this movie with a more "perfect" v2. Good luck guys!

sonicpacker's Comments

Well it's about damn time. No, but really, working with the community towards finishing this run has given me the best time of my life and I couldn't have asked for a better way to spend my teenage years. I've met so many awesome people and have had the best partners to work with. I'm thankful beyond words and I hope everyone that watches the TAS has a great time! I could go on and write a book about it, but I'll let the run speak for itself. And remember, SM64 isn't even near dead. Stay tuned, haha!

Tricks

See this page for a brief description of all the tricks used in this run.

Star Times

Here's a comprehensive list of all the star times. It also includes a time comparison with Rikku's run.
Star(s)Time(s)Rikku's Time(s)Difference
Cool, Cool Mountain Time Saved: 18"43
Wallkicks Will Work (with text)5"57 (6"10)10"904"80
Slip Slidin' Away25"0326"351"32
100 Coins & Big Penguin Race (with 3 stars text)1'00"12 & 1'16"751'20"533"78
Frosty Slide for 8 Red Coins36"0340"934"90
Li'l Penguin Lost16"2019"032"83
Snowman's Lost his Head35"3736"170"80
Whomp's Fortress Time Saved: 27"12
Blast Away the Wall (with text)7"17 (8"60)9"430"83
Fall onto the Caged Island9"2010"871"67
100 Coins & Red Coins on the Floating Isle47"33 & 53"7368"0714"34
Chip Off Whomp's Block27"6330"933"30
To the Top of the Fortress10"5714"954"38
Shoot Into the Wild Blue7"8710"472"60
Bob-omb Battlefield Time Saved: 1'47"95
Find the 8 Red Coins (with text)29"40 (30"53)51"6021"07
Mario Wings to the Sky21"8331"8710"04
Big Bob-omb on the Summit35"7345"9010"17
100 Coins & Footrace with Koopa the Quick1'19"40 & 1'35"472'27"7052"23
Shoot to the Island in the Sky14"4024"9010"50
Behind Chain Chomp's Gate9"1313"073"94
Dire, Dire Docks Time Saved: 39"53
100 Coins & Pole-Jumping for Red Coins1'31"58 & 1'38"952'04"6325"68
Chests in the Current26"7031"534"83
Collect the Caps...47"2247"450"23
Through the Jet Stream34"8839"935"05
Board Bowser's Sub31"9834"572"59
The Manta Ray's Reward14"0315"181"15
Hazy Maze Cave Time Saved: 1'17"47
Metal-Head Mario Can Move!17"5230"1312"61
A-Maze-ing Emergency Exit10"7011"030"33
Watch for Rolling Rocks14"1015"301"20
100 Coins & Elevate for 8 Red Coins1'36"40 & 1'41"3746"23 (-100 Coins)+55"14
Swimming Beast in the Cavern14"871'50"97 (+100 Coins)1'36"10
Navigating the Toxic Maze13"3335"7022"37
Shifting Sand Land Time Saved: 1'19"89
100 Coins & Pyramid Puzzle1'17"12 & 1'23"181'52"7029"52
Shining Atop the Pyramid6"137"070"94
Stand Tall on the Four Pillars47"3753"135"76
In the Talons of the Big Bird13"3316"403"07
Inside the Ancient Pyramid12"1827"2215"04
Free Flying for 8 Red Coins34"971'00"5325"56
Lethal Lava Land Time Saved: 26"36
Elevator Tour in the Volcano (with text)17"35 (17"88)20"672"79
Boil the Big Bully14"3719"375"00
Red-Hot Log Rolling7"4313"175"74
8-Coin Puzzle with 15 Pieces13"2714"701"43
Bully the Bullies18"2724"406"13
100 Coins & Hot-Foot-It into the Volcano56"97 & 1'03"201'08"435"23
Jolly Roger Bay Time Saved: 1'50"82
Treasure of the Ocean Cave18"431'45"65 (+100 Coins)1'27"22
Blast to the Stone Pillar11"7318"716"98
Plunder in the Sunken Ship31"3253"7822"46
100 Coins & Red Coins on the Ship Afloat1'15"73 & 1'20"5753"00 (-100 Coins)+27"57
Through the Jet Stream8"7020"1711"47
Can the Eel Come Out to Play?24"5734"8310"26
Big Boo's Haunt Time Saved: 1'02"66
Go on a Ghost Hunt (with text)39"26 (39"80)55"7715"97
Big Boo's Balcony22"3328"676"34
Eye to Eye in the Secret Room25"8328"332"50
Secret of the Haunted Books10"6011"731"13
100 Coins & Ride Big Boo's Merry-Go-Round1'15"87 & 1'20"501'32"7312"23
Seek the 8 Red Coins29"7754"2624"49
Tiny-Huge Island Time Saved: 45"00
100 Coins & Wiggler's Red Coins1'04"25 & 1'08"851'35"5526"70
The Tip Top of the Huge Island16"2021"435"23
Five Itty Bitty Secrets17"0019"102"10
Pluck the Piranha Flower23"3323"700"37
Rematch with Koopa the Quick42"2348"506"27
Make Wiggler Squirm40"9845"314"33
Snowman's Land Time Saved: 44"87
In the Deep Freeze5"335"930"60
Whirl from the Freezing Pond12"5714"702"13
Chill with the Bully11"8312"700"87
Snowman's Big Head7"9710"502"53
Into the Igloo13"451'31"08 (+100 Coins)1'17"63
100 Coins & Shell Shreddin' for Red Coins1'04"55 & 1'12"6533"76 (-100 Coins)+38"89
Tall, Tall Mountain Time Saved: 1'05"37
Breathtaking View from Bridge10"4318"578"14
Mysterious Mountainside6"9010"173"27
100 Coins & Scary 'Shrooms, Red Coins1'22"25 & 1'29"751'50"6820"93
Scale the Mountain11"5019"538"03
Mystery of the Monkey Cage31"8051"0319"23
Blast to the Lonely Mushroom5"4311"205"77
Wet-Dry World Time Saved: 58"59
Secrets in the Shallows & Sky27"771'17"61 (+100 Coins)49"84
Top O' the Town12"2016"574"37
100 Coins & Go to Town for Red Coins1'15"93 & 1'20"701'00"63 (-100 Coins)+20"07
Shocking Arrow Lifts!11"6314"182"55
Express Elevator--Hurry Up!7"1019"4312"33
Quick Race Through Downtown!31"8341"409"57
Tick Tock Clock Time Saved: 20"53
Stop Time for Red Coins12"2316"804"57
100 Coins & Stomp on the Thwomp42"80 & 49"501'04"1314"63
Get a Hand5"209"103"90
The Pit and the Pendulums7"8712"404"53
Timed Jumps on Moving Bars11"5318"376"84
Roll into the Cage6"579"432"86
Rainbow Ride Time Saved: 2'03"08
Cruiser Crossing The Rainbow15"1322"577"44
The Big House in the Sky39"431'57"371'07"94
100 Coins & Somewhere over the Rainbow1'05"78 & 1'09"951'36"2026"25
Tricky Triangles!9"0014"235"23
Swingin' in the Breeze11"1712"831"66
Coins Amassed in a Maze19"4724"034"56
Castle Secret Stars Time Saved: 56"33
Princess' Secret Slide under 21 Seconds20"4320"730"30
Bowser in the Dark World Red Coins (with text)33"1745"0311"86
Princess' Secret Slide24"4724"800"33
Tower of the Wing Cap (with text)20"4322"572"14
Bowser in the Fire Sea Red Coins45"7753"337"56
Cavern of the Metal Cap43"7851"057"27
Vanish Cap under the Moat26"1329"733"60
Secret Aquarium40"1242"522"40
Wing Mario over the Rainbow51"9358"606"67
Bowser in the Sky Red Coins49"771'03"9714"20

Known Improvements

Of course, in every long TAS, even with the highest standards and level of optimization, nothing is ever perfect. Here's a list of the known improvements. Most were discovered when we were already too far into the run to go back. They will be included in a new version made by a different team of TASers.
  • CCM:
    • About 18 frames can be saved on "Frosty Slide for 8 Red Coins".
    • 3 frames lost on "Li'l Penguin Lost".
    • 1 VI/s is savable during the "100 Coins" star.
  • BoB:
    • About 1 second can be saved on the "100 Coins" star with better coins manipulation.
  • WF:
    • "Chip Off Whomp's Block" is improvable by 3 frames.
    • "To the Top of the Fortress" is improvable by 7 frames.
    • 2 frames lost on the "100 Coins" star due to luck manipulation.
  • DDD:
    • 0"30 seconds lost due to random lag.
    • Extra frame lost for better lag manipulation.
  • LLL:
    • 1 frame lost for better luck manipulation.
  • HMC:
  • BBH:
    • 1 frame lost for better luck manipulation.

YouTube Channels of the Authors (in alphabetical order)

Here are the YouTube channels of every authors having inputs in this TAS. Subscribe to them for more SM64 superplays!

Special Thanks (in alphabetical order)

We worked hard to add everyone that has contributed to this run is some way in this list. Hope we didn't forget anybody!
Thank you so much for all the good years.

Suggested Screenshot

Phew... too many highlights in this run for a single screenshot! Here is our favourite:
Feel free to suggest more screenshots!

Final Thoughts

Enjoy the run and share it with your friends!

Want more SM64 action? See these other submissions:

Nahoc: Added YouTube module.
Baxter: Great improvement over the currently published TAS with many creative timesavers. Accepting for publication.
Aktan: Processing... wait a bit...

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I've already seen enough of it beforehand. I believe it's safe to vote yes already. Amazing work.
http://www.youtube.com/Noxxa (formerly known as Mothrayas) <dwangoAC> This is a TAS (...). Not suitable for all audiences. May cause undesirable side-effects. May contain emulator abuse. Emulator may be abusive. This product contains glitches known to the state of California to cause egg defects. <Masterjun> I'm just a guy arranging bits in a sequence which could potentially amuse other people looking at these bits <adelikat> In Oregon Trail, I sacrificed my own family to save time. In Star trek, I killed helpless comrades in escape pods to save time. Here, I kill my allies to save time. I think I need help.
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Easy yes clear improvement. I'M WATCHING THE REST. K BAI F*CK SWIMMING F*CK FLOORS F*CK WALLS F*CK DOORS - Nahoc (120 promo)
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+fsvgm777 never censoring anything.
Disables Comments and Ratings for the YouTube account. These colours are pretty neato, and also these.
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Nice, but I saw that BitDW is ever so slightly improvable. Voting no.
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I just saw the 6 first stars of CCM... My mind is already blown. Congratz to all the authors ! *go back watching the rest of the run*
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Good shit. Voted yes, obviously. Watching the rest now. The time difference between this and Rikku's is a testament to how much effort you guys have put into this. The constant restarts and delays were super irritating but it honestly looks like it's worth it with just that time difference alone. Congrats, all of you!
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YE[/color]S VOTE
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Watching it on emulator right now, and my mind is being blown. All these new strategies are absolutely crazy.
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Osha wrote:
Watching it on emulator right now, and my mind is being blown. All these new strategies are absolutely crazy.
post a-few more then you can vote yes
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+fsvgm777 never censoring anything.
Disables Comments and Ratings for the YouTube account. These colours are pretty neato, and also these.
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post a-few more then you can vote yes
Haha, well honestly I don't think my possible vote would make that much of a difference, because it's clearly a top quality TAS, and I don't see anyone voting no, unless they have an extremely good reason.
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I would love to see this console verified.
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I would love to see this console verified.
And maybe with a better quality video than the other ones? Pleasepleaseplease.
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And, it's accepted.
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holy shit that post is giant, insta-yes
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i hate it
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Normally i would say Yes, but thennI thought "its not the same hack" so ill stick with meh.
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STBM wrote:
I would love to see this console verified.
MARIO CHIP 1 wrote:
And maybe with a better quality video than the other ones? Pleasepleaseplease.
I'll try and get a decent recording of a console verification. I am aware I don't have any top-notch recording equipment but I'll do what I can. I won't be able to getting it verified until tomorrow night (have to rebuild my device)
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NitroGenesis wrote:
i hate it
If you mean the stupid texture filter on the Youtube encode, then yeah, I hate it too.
SoulCal wrote:
I'll try and get a decent recording of a console verification. I am aware I don't have any top-notch recording equipment but I'll do what I can. I won't be able to getting it verified until tomorrow night (have to rebuild my device)
With videos like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHVZGQIGu4w http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsnbYaCGwHk It's mainly the glare that's the problem. If you can just improve on that, it'd be great.
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Watched the entire run. ALL OF MY YES VOTES. I expected brilliancy, but somehow I was still extremely surprised by some of the new strategies. Glorious and well worth the wait ! Congratulations to the 120 star team and everyone who contributed in the way to the completion of this TAS :)
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Well, I'm done watching this TAS, and it was amazing, from beginning to end. Also, I understand almost all the tricks and glitches used in this run, but there is one I didn't really understand... How comes so many Moneybags were spawned in Snowman's Land 100 coins ? Could someone enlighten me, please ? Edit : Oh yeah, also yes vote since I can now vote apparently.
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Woot, great stuff everyone. I'm glad myself and many others insisted on a new 120 star after the initial reluctance. Yes votin ftw!
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I'm going to watch it this entire weekend :) Thank you so much for to making this run!
I am old enough to know better, but not enough to do it.
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This was the best Super Mario 64 TAS I've ever seen. The weirdest things here in my opinion were the THI 100 coins and the single death on Monkey's Cage star on TTM.
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MARIO CHIP 1 wrote:
NitroGenesis wrote:
i hate it
If you mean the stupid texture filter on the Youtube encode, then yeah, I hate it too.
Nope, I mean that the subtitles cover Mario for a second. Redo the run so this doesn't happen.
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Normally i would say Yes, but thennI thought "its not the same hack" so ill stick with meh.
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In my opinion the most absolute destruction of a game ever done. Though the total control TAS of Pokémon comes close.
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