Dr. Mario is one of my favoriate puzzle games and this video is an epic way to kick off Retro Tuesday! I sort of wonder if this video was an epic setup or just a random happening? Regardless, its fun to watch. Oh and stick with it until the end, thats when it goes straight to awesomeville!

Jacob_Richardson wrote on 10/17/2012 at 10:23pm

That was pretty awesome. To bad he doesn't get points for all that.

vdogmr25 wrote on 10/18/2012 at 05:41pm

I wish I was half as skilled as this person.

Jacob_Richardson wrote on 10/18/2012 at 09:20pm

Vdog, this may be important part for you to notice. His video says TAS. TAS stands for Tool-Assisted Speedrun. It means he played on an emulator and he saved and reloaded until he had 100% perfection on every part. He also can do things like slow the game to and absolute crawl. TAS is still challenging and it's not cheating because there's a pretty big following of TAS on SNES games.

jdodson   Admin   Member   Post Author wrote on 10/18/2012 at 09:30pm

Assisted... That makes sense. The person had a ton of time to line up all the pills just right. Still, not shabby either way.

vdogmr25 wrote on 10/18/2012 at 10:13pm

Ahh, good to know. That makes a lot more sense.

Jacob_Richardson wrote on 10/19/2012 at 04:42am

For some insight on exactly how helpful TAS is. Check out some TAS runs of megaman. They get every single shot perfectly through the whole level. They make it look so smooth and the bosses look like a joke. Of course this is they save. Check where monster is. Shoot like 10 different ways til they one shot him. Then start recording again (it doesnt show a pause) and it'll show him making impossible feats.

Jacob_Richardson wrote on 10/19/2012 at 04:44am

It actually takes a lot longer. Still a lot of time invested. For this mario thing to work. He literally needed to record and play the whole level over like 9 times. Til he knew every single color that comes out. To perfectly line up each color he wanted. This probably took him ages with the amount of color manipulation and positioning.

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