How to Make the Wienerboard a Better Place, Chapter 1: Just because you can't spell "Heidenreich", doesn't make you clever.DrDirt: I've come kinda close. Didn't time myself well, but I've beaten Super Mario World in about 20 minutes, in the fewest possible worlds (1-2, 1-3, 1-4, 1-Castle, 2-1, 2-Secret 1, 2-Secret House, Star-1, Star-2, Star-3, Star-4, Front Door... everything from 2-1 on was a secret exit). I'd record, but no one I know knows how. And I had to use savestates last time.
15 minutes is awfully generous. Especially if you play the American version(as has been discussed earlier). I mean, getting through those hand grabbing levels in the final world alone isn't easy(well I've never done it). But I do agree with you, it should be done on a nintendo or an snes.
You Samoans are all the same. You have no faith in the essential decency of the white man's culture.
It's not really that hard. All in all it takes about 45 minutes to an hour to get the first level down. What he's doing in the first level is is just constantly utilizing all of the enemies. When the "P" is up, as long as you keep moving fast and jumping, it stays up! I just tried it, and I can do exactly what he did so far in the first level. I'm just not sure how he the gets the "P" up on the second level on the short lengthwise pipe. I have the GBA version and I'm having trouble figuring out how he does it. Don't you guys find it wierd that this comes out like less than month after Mario advance 4 comes is released? Could this be a fake ploy to get people hyped up to buy the game and make the video game industry more money? Think about it...
This is a complete fake, down with some clever hex editing and time editing, but nonetheless a fake. As you watch this use a stopwatch to compare game time versus real time - not even close. Of course on the site the guy did say he used rom save states, well that accounts for the timing flaws and is forgiveable. The thing that cannot be forgiven is that he is not using the real Mario 3. He has edited the levels. How? He has added extra enemies in just the right places, removed blocks, etc. I haven't wasted my time looking for all the differences between his "Mario 3" and the real one, but I will name a few.
The first one i noticed was on the first level where he generates P and and passes the point where the coins lead up to the sky and most of us would fly up. Next what does he do? He jumps onto the second block in a three-block stack and hits the third winged goomba. Fake. There is no third goomba in the real Mario 3.
I'm sure there were plenty of fakeys between then and the castle, but the castle is what got me. When I first saw him get the feather towards the end with enough P to fly up to the whistle right as he got it, I began to suspect something. Watching the video I tried to do the same exact path on my SP that he took. Well you can't, because he isn't using the real level. He's repositioned some of the stairs so he doesn't hit the ceiling while jumping, he removed a few blocks from the ledge right before getting the mushroom, plus you can't retain P while getting that mushroom... anyway, the last and major fraud in the level is right before he gets the leaf. He has removed blocks and shortened the obstacles leading up to the leaf so that he can make a clean jump and land right below the ? box.
I do give him credit, he had us all fooled, and had us all entertained. And like another member pointed out, it was free. Rather than getting angry for him faking us out, I suggest working on a real routine on the real game... I think the game can be beaten in under 20 minutes with just a little bit of patience and practice, not editing and save states. If his point was to entertain then he did a good job, and he has inspired me to see how fast I can beat it, but I will be doing mine on my NES or GBA, not on a hex-editted rom.
I don't know if this matters, but he was using the Japanese version of the game, and there are some differences between that and the USA edition that you call the "real" SMB3. I don't have that version, but any Weiners from (or having access to) the land of the rising sun may be able to sort this out.
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How to Make the Wienerboard a Better Place, Chapter 1: Just because you can't spell "Heidenreich", doesn't make you clever.
Originally posted by gugsI don't know if this matters, but he was using the Japanese version of the game, and there are some differences between that and the USA edition that you call the "real" SMB3. I don't have that version, but any Weiners from (or having access to) the land of the rising sun may be able to sort this out.
Yup... there was a massivelyhuge debate at the Mothership about whether or not you could use the US version, because the Japanese version had a TRANSITION going from overworld map to level. -_-
Gascap: Not so sure about that, but the fact that he saved and reloaded about four THOUSAND times should put its validity in question easily enough.
Look at it this way. There have been a lot of changes between the SP version and the old version. The SP version gave the creators a chance to say "hey, these are the changes that what we should have made, and this is what were going to do this time" Look, as a whole it's NOT a fake, the only thing that can think of where there would be any reason to fake, is just making the "P" rise up a hell of a lot quicker. I can mimic everything in the first level that he does, just try it for yourselves. It's not that hard to accomplish, really.
Early predictions are $200. Nintendo has pretty much said it's not going to be as powerful or cost quite as much as the other guys so that seems reasonable. I read this story too and wasn't sure why exactly it was news.