- (56 frames saved in prior WIP)
- 10 frames saved in Ice Man's stage (10 in stage, 0 in boss)
- 28 frames saved in Fire Man's stage (21 in stage, 7 in boss)
- 16 frames lost by longer menu loading times
- 193 frames saved by skipping through the Wily Fortress cutscene faster.
Total amount of time saved by the start of the first fortress stage is now 271 frames.
(Note: frames are compared by AVI frame time because VBA's frames are inaccurate).