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Started by Samus Aran, July 27, 2018, 08:49:02 PM

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reeper

id watch your super metroid

Samus Aran

here's the thing though - super metroid is a really fucking hard speedrun. i would like to get back into it, but its difficulty as a speedrun game is a bit daunting and i'm having a lot of fun with mario rn

Samus Aran

yooo brought that sm64 down to 23:01!! even with tons of mistakes (died twice in HMC lmfao and also fucked up talon star and bowser fire sea a little bit)

the key is consistency. getting the general movement and strats down to the point where, even if you fuck up a bit here and there, you can continue to improve your overall time

i've pretty much got the first three worlds down pat. bowser 1 is still a bit slow but it's because i'm not yet comfortable with riskier strats. shifting sand land is SUPPOSED to be really easy but somehow even though i can do both stars perfectly when practicing, i end up choking during runs and losing like 30 seconds. same with the one star in lethal lava land. i lose like 10 seconds there every time because of some stupid mistake. hazy maze cave is usually fine, i messed up a lot in it this time tho.

honestly the biggest problem is the backwards long jump glitch. i'm still not consistent with it. sometimes i get it fast, sometimes i don't, and it's tough for me to feel like there's much i can do about it.

Samus Aran

son of a fucking bitch

i was on my best pace yet, an EASY 21:30 at worst. and who fucking completely choked on final Bowser? this guy. holy shit. almost an entire minute lost due to terrible throws. I EVEN ALMOST FELL OFF THE STAGE ONCE.

22:24. still my best time yet, but i'm SO mad i choked so bad after such an otherwise good run with only a couple mishaps.

Samus Aran

now down to a sloppy 21:19

y'all it feels so good to actually be getting better at this lmao. still soooo trash at bowser stages tho

Nyerp


Samus Aran

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVbbUcvwivA

here's the video

major time losses:

-slow and overly safe bowser level 1 (i'm still not very confident about this level), plus a few mistakes in it too
-completely fucking up lethal lava land red coins
-missed catching MIPS early, MIPS skip also somewhat slow
-as always, taking too long to do the BLJ staircases
-very slow bowser level 3. actually got to the point where i just gave up trying to do the wood blocks the fast way, and just rode the moving platform so as to not jeopardize my run even further


minor time losses:

-wallkick fuck up in whomp's tower (wild blue)
-triple jump bonk in whomp's tower (trying to get up to whomp). also mess up landing in the right spot after the boss fight.
-wallkick fuck up in whomp's tower (climbing the white tower)
-waste some time setting up wallkick angle in hazy maze cave
-wallkick fuck up in hazy maze cave (watch for rolling rocks)
-slow start to bowser fire sea, but this is only minor because i still make the cycle of the moving platforms


all in all, yeah it's pretty bad lmao. very sloppy. if i had a run that "felt" this good again, but with less bowser level mistakes, it could easily be under 20 min

Samus Aran

so in addition to mario 16 star, i decided to pick up a more relaxing, longer run of a different game as well. dkc2. it's not a very oft-run game, tho it definitely has its own small community. i'm mostly interested in any% because it's really fun to blow through the first two worlds with warp barrels. now i just gotta learn some wrong warps and skips.

antmaster5000

Quote from: Samus Aran on February 25, 2019, 08:28:56 PMso in addition to mario 16 star, i decided to pick up a more relaxing, longer run of a different game as well. dkc2. it's not a very oft-run game, tho it definitely has its own small community. i'm mostly interested in any% because it's really fun to blow through the first two worlds with warp barrels. now i just gotta learn some wrong warps and skips.
the old top melee player in WA (silentwolf, has retired due to hand problems) had some pretty high up times for dkc and dkc3 which i always thought was neat

they look like good games to run

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