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

This is an improvement of 09:04.17 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


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!


See this page [dead link removed] 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.
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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.
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  • 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:
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Feel free to suggest more screenshots!

Final Thoughts

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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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Former player
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snorlax wrote:
Abahbob wrote:
Idk, wind waker is pretty popular too.
It is, but I think you're going to have a language issue that will somewhat limit yes votes.
First of all, snorlax... You won't have a problem with the language issue on wind waker -- if you want to watch a run for it's text go and watch a let's play. If people vote no/meh just for the text that zips by anyway, they don't even need to be on this site. Just my two cents. Secondly, Abahbob: Wind waker is pretty popular yes, but runs that could be good candidates for TAS of the year for next year that will probably come up in 2013 are: * Wind Waker TAS * Metroid Prime TAS * Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage 100% TAS * Spyro 3: Year of the Dragon TAS (only if BizHawkPSX comes out though) * Crash Bandicoot 3 TAS * Yoshi's Island 100% TAS * Biohazard 4 TAS (Resident Evil 4) -- If Soulcal is still doing it? * Final Fantasy 7 TAS (one could only hope though) * Final Fantasy Tactics TAS * Superman 64 TAS Maybe I'm just listing the amazing things that'll come out in 2013 though :)
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Torn338 wrote:
* Yoshi's Island 100% TAS
This is what I'm keen to see.
Torn338 wrote:
* Wind Waker TAS * Metroid Prime TAS * Biohazard 4 TAS (Resident Evil 4) -- If Soulcal is still doing it?
These interest me, too. So, um, I see the submission is now in publication process, I hope it will be done soon.
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I approve of this very much!
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Wouaw Speedgame on Super Mario 64 "120 stars" commented with Nahoc!! I look at it now it is incredible thank you Nahoc!
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TheKDX7 wrote:
Wouaw Speedgame on Super Mario 64 "120 stars" commented with Nahoc!! I look at it now it is incredible thank you Nahoc!
this video has been viewed 17.928 times the numbers never cease to amaze me....
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In niconico, its hits has already surpassed 600,000 views in sum. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
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Nicos wrote:
this video has been viewed 17.928 times the numbers never cease to amaze me....
Wait until it breaks the 100k views :) (it usually does on this website) Very nice video, and thanks Nahoc !
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Going to sound like an ass here, but what happened to the encode?
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compucomp wrote:
Going to sound like an ass here, but what happened to the encode?
Here is a youtube encode: The downloadable encodes are currently being made by Aktan. They should be up in the next days, along with the publication, I assume. ^o^/
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Yep, should be today...
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Authors of the TAS, get ready to get all the awards of the year!
Youtube Channel | Twitch Channel • Finished projects: GC Sonic Adventure DX - Sonic | GC Sonic Adventure DX - Tails | GC Sonic Adventure 2: Battle - Hero Story | GC Sonic Heroes - Team Sonic • Current projects: GC Sonic Adventure 2: Battle - Dark Story - 1st WIP • Paused projects: GC Sonic Adventure DX - Knuckles - 1st WIP • Individual levels records: Sonic Adventure DX | Sonic Adventure 2: Battle • My Discord: Tales98#0408
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THC98 wrote:
Authors of the TAS, get ready to get all the awards of the year!
I expect no less than NES TAS of the year, as well as GBA TASer of the year, and you guys definitely better not forget first edition TAS of 2012 (all for this run). kthx
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Congratulations on the well deserved over 200 yes votes. I am glad this run holds the record of yes votes :) It will be interesting to see future tases like Metroid Prime, Wind Waker, Super Mario Galaxy etc manage to break the record or not.
Nitrogenesis wrote:
Guys I come from the DidyKnogRacist communite, and you are all wrong, tihs is the run of the mileniun and everyone who says otherwise dosnt know any bater! I found this run vary ease to masturbate too!!!! Don't fuck with me, I know this game so that mean I'm always right!StupedfackincommunityTASVideoz!!!!!!
Arc wrote:
I enjoyed this movie in which hands firmly gripping a shaft lead to balls deep in multiple holes.
natt wrote:
I don't want to get involved in this discussion, but as a point of fact C# is literally the first goddamn thing on that fucking page you linked did you even fucking read it
Cooljay wrote:
Mayor Haggar and Cody are such nice people for the community. Metro City's hospitals reached an all time new record of incoming patients due to their great efforts :P
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Here are the encodes: 320x240: 320x240 10-bit 4:4:4: 320x240 Stream: 640x480 10-bit 4:4:4: 640x480 Stream: 1920x1440 10-bit 4:4:4: 1920x1440 Stream: Other encodes and publishing coming soon! Edit: Added 320x240 10-bit 4:4:4 and 320x240 Streaming encodes. Edit 2: Added 640x480 10-bit 4:4:4 encodes. Edit 3: Added 640x480 Streaming. Edit 4: Added 1920x1440 10-bit 4:4:4 encodes. Edit 5: Added 1920x1440 Stream.
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Haha, I wonder if anyone who doesn't follow the scene manages to decrypt that. Voted yes, of course!
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I think that there should be an addition to the guidelines (or even the rules) that if there are more than x authors, they should agree on a shorter group name. (The actual authors can then be put in the movie description.)
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Something like "Nahoc, et al". Maybe put the author with the earliest alphabetical name first.
Measure once. Cut twice.
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"The SM64 TAS team" would be reasonably descriptive.
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Warp wrote:
I think that there should be an addition to the guidelines (or even the rules) that if there are more than x authors, they should agree on a shorter group name. (The actual authors can then be put in the movie description.)
What is the problem here? Only the video file name?
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I think that's their point, yes. There are so many authors that the file name is extremely unwieldy.
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Post subject: Movie published
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This movie has been published. The posts before this message apply to the submission, and posts after this message apply to the published movie. ---- [2208] N64 Super Mario 64 "all 120 stars" by mkdasher, Nahoc, sonicpacker, Jesus, Kyman, MoltovM, SilentSlayers, snark, ToT, Bauru, Eru, Goronem, Mokkori, Nothing693 & pasta in 1:20:41.52
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Publishers, great image choice. It says, "WTF?! The game done broke now."
When TAS does Quake 1, SDA will declare war. The Prince doth arrive he doth please.
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The authors chose it =)
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