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I made a complete game map, for 100% planning http://i.imgur.com/KD56h2N.png
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MUGG wrote:
I made a complete game map, for 100% planning http://i.imgur.com/KD56h2N.png
Great MUGG ! :D
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As I mentioned in the submission thread, killing the 3 fly-guys after inserting the keys will yield a star. I thought that getting this star and skipping another, longer one would allow for a faster run. I determined that it takes 555 frames (~9 seconds) additional time to get the 3 fly-guys star. The star in the snake room in the desert takes ~13-14 seconds additional time to get. But by door requirement, you need to be 10 stars before the Boo fight, so you cannot skip the snake star.... unless you play the toad minigame before the Boo fight, instead of after. The game keeps your item even through Save&Quit. It should not lose anywhere near the prospected 5 sec save to visit Toad before instead of after. Another possible improvement would be in the Ice area, if you can manage to move the ice block on the crack at the same time as getting the star.
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I'm actively TASing this game right now, for any% improvement. It is usually possible to sync rooms, but after switching from Bizhawk 1.12.0-mGBA-0.5.0 to Bizhawk 2.3.1-mGBA-0.6.0, it seems nothing will sync anymore. I empirically verified that the 2nd penguin in the 2nd ice room will _always_ bounce into a different direction compared to the previous TAS. So I have to redo all of the rooms and take some time losses (while also possibly finding new time saves). EDIT: 83 frames saved.
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Get key while dropping down. Unfortunately, you won't get the Yoshi egg, so it's too slow. Doing it like in the gif is only 20-30 frames faster exit than Save&Quit. I found a suitable route change, see below. I'm a good 2 seconds ahead in the TAS. ______ Old route: - Ice (get Yoshi egg - used in Desert) - Desert (get Lightning - used in Fun Fair) - Fun Fair (get Lightning - used in Grass) - Grass - Bowser's Castle New route: - Ice (get Yoshi egg - used in Desert) - Grass - Desert (get Lightning - used in Fun Fair) - Fun Fair (get Lightning - used in Bowser's Castle 3 fly-guys room) - Bowser's Castle Not using Fun Fair's Lightning in Grass costs 2.5 seconds, but you will get the 3-fly-guys star immediately, which should save 7 seconds back. ______