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  JumpyluffJumpyluff

Hey all, it's Jumpyluff. This is just an idea that I had. I could do this in a blog or whatever, but as this is a speedrun site, I'd like to do it here instead.

I want to start posting one run in here daily. I will write up a little thing about the run, link the run on speedrun.com, and the video as well. If I do end up going through with this, I will post one run from the previous day, just in case a run happens quite late. Also, anything that I say about the run is likely opinion-based. I can't speak for everybody when I write these. Don't be offended if I don't pick your run, there are so many speedruns every day! I want to try to mix this up as much as possible. I don't want to include runs from the same runner, the same game, etc. I will eventually, but I want them to be spread out quite a lot. I will obviously exclude any of my own speedruns from this list as that is not the aim of this thread.

Just a bit about myself: I am a speedrunner who has loved this hobby every day since 2013. I prefer to reach out to hundreds of games rather than sticking to one or two (though I have been settling down quite a bit recently). As of today (9/7/15) I have done speedruns of 437 categories in around 270 games. I started off speedrunning Spyro 2 and Jak II, then quickly branched out to Crash Bandicoot games, Super Monkey Ball games, IWBTG Fangames, flash games, and everything else under the sun. Here is an up-to-date sheet with every speedrun I've done: http://goo.gl/R9ZOGZ

If this thread doesn't work out the way I imagine it right now, I'll probably remove my posts as I don't want to embarrass myself. This is just my way of being just a bit more involved in the community, as I feel like I've been drifting recently. So go ahead and hit play on that video and start reading!

All posts: http://tinyurl.com/SotDposts

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  JumpyluffJumpyluff

Sep 6, 2015

上下針祭り500! "Any%" in 5:50 by Maxinator235

http://www.speedrun.com/run/pm3nw96y

This is a speedrun of an I Wanna Be The Guy fangame titled "上下針祭り500!" This translates to "Up And Down Needle Festival 500!" If you are unfamiliar with what IWBTG fangames are, all you need to know in this case is that the jump that he has to do 500 times is called a "gate jump". The jump is quite simple, however the time window that you are required to jump for is 2 frames, meaning he has to hold the shift key for a certain number of frames each time. If he holds it for a frame too short, he'll jump into the bottom spike, a frame too long and he'll hit the top spike. He has 1/25 of a second to let go of the shift key basically. As if this wasn't hard enough, he played on Impossible mode. On Medium mode, you get a save point every 10 gate jumps. On Hard, it's every 50. On Very Hard, it's every 100. On Impossible mode, you don't get any saves at all. He did 500 of these jumps in a row without hesitation. This run is truly a work of art. I will be shocked if this is a run that gets beat. I've never seen anybody so consistent at anything in my life. Think this looks easy? Here's a DL link: http://delicious-fruit.com/ratings/game_details.php?id=11830 Good luck.

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  KimmieKimmie

The problem I have with IWBTG fangames is that they all seem to be either repetative, like this, or just outright try to kill the player, where as IWBTG attempts to have fun with the player using traps, but once you know they're there you can easily avoid them. Sure there are hard parts, but it's not an impossible feeling of hard, and you get checkpoints nearly every room. I can not imagine how tedious and boring it must have been to do this, and how many hours of attempts he had to go through to get that perfect run.

 
  JumpyluffJumpyluff

Sep 7, 2015

Pokémon Sapphire "Any%" in 2:05:22 by G_Heinz

http://www.speedrun.com/run/emk7o1xy

Here is an amazing speedrun of Pokémon Sapphire. In this particular game, for a good run, you must first reset over and over for a good starter Pokémon. "Good" in this case is labeled at the bottom right of his stream, thankfully. Getting the correct Mudkip is the first part, but it surely is not the last. From there, you have to rely on RNG for next to everything: wild Pokémon encounters, critical hits, finding your Abra, catching your Abra, and those pesky spinners! If you have never seen a speedrun of a Pokémon game, this is surely one place to start. Pokémon Sapphire was one of my personal favorite Pokémon games when I was younger (I'd say second to Pokémon LeafGreen) so it's truly amazing to me to see a game I love beaten so quickly, something I don't think I will ever have the patience to do. You know your speedgame is optimized when it's over 2 hours long and you're only getting a PB by 39 seconds!

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  SlyLobsterSlyLobster

Which type of games will you link on this thread? 🙂
edit : Wow, i just saw all the runs you did... This is crazy Kreygasm

 
  JumpyluffJumpyluff

Slylobsterr, it's all in the first post! It can be any game, but I want to keep it as varied as possible.

 
  JumpyluffJumpyluff

Sep 8, 2015

Banjo-Tooie "100%" in 4:23:30 by Pjii

http://www.speedrun.com/run/emk7w23y

HA! You thought I was going to talk about Cheese05's 1:40:51 120 Star here? Think again! Banjo-Tooie is a game that Pjii has been working on for years (he started in 2011). With that much time put into this one game, and yes, this is the ONLY game he speedruns, surely he must be the best? Yes, he is. He holds the record for ALL of the main categories, and by quite a lot. He's extremely consistent, dedicated, and hard-working. With every new thing that is found, he goes back to every category to improve his time, even if it's by just a couple seconds. If you are interested in Banjo-Tooie, watch this guy! It's amazing to see a game played this well. I have rarely seen him reset on making a mistake, it's usually due to RNG. There are no more words I can use to describe how incredible it is to watch him. He's not only a speedrunner, but an artist as well.

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  JumpyluffJumpyluff

Sep 9, 2015

Spyro: Year of the Dragon "117%" in 3:24:18 by AlexDest

http://www.speedrun.com/run/7z0601jz

Wow, I'm impressed. This game has grown as a speedgame tremendously in the last year. On April 24, 2014 I set the record for this category at 3:32:09. It wasn't beat for a long time, until SSBMstuff got the first ever sub 3:30! Since then, a few new runners to the category started working on it and all of a sudden, just yesterday, the first sub 3:25 happened! AlexDest has a history of running games from the Spyro PSX trilogy. First of all, he is incredibly consistent and next to everything. He is very well versed in each of the three games, holding 3rd in Spyro 1 120%, 1st in Spyro 2 100%, and now 1st in Spyro 3 117% (as of 9/10/15)! If you are looking to watch somebody complete these games quickly, finishing runs often, this is the guy to watch. He's incredibly entertaining, has an easy-on-the-eyes stream layout, and has a chill voice. He's a very lovely person and a close friend of mine. He has optimized Spyro 2 100% farther than anybody else could ever dream of, could he do the same for this category? Will sub 3:15 ever happen? Stay tuned, he could be doing more runs!

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  JumpyluffJumpyluff

Sep 10, 2015

Jak 3 "Any%" in 28:25 by HillaryPuff

http://www.speedrun.com/run/1zqgp8xm

This is not a game that I've ever done speedruns of, but damn I love watching it. It was really cool to see the game evolve over the years. When I noticed that this was the only game in the Jak trilogy that was sub 1 hour, I was kind of amazed. Seeing it go sub 30? That's a huge milestone, absolutely incredible. Over the last year alone, this game has seen some major route changes and a huge lot of new tricks. Basically, if you are unaware of how the game works, the mission order follows a set path: finishing mission A unlocks missions B and C, finishing mission B unlocks mission D, and so on. However, you are able to trick the game into thinking you've completed earlier missions if you access a certain area early (example: Cave Skip). A good example of this is actually in Jak II, where in the first few minutes of the game, you access the Tomb of Mar and skip 60% of the game. Many of these sequence breaks were found for Jak 3. Along with optimizing movement, finding new movement tricks and glitches, and utilizing the "restart mission" to warp around a bit, the game dropped down in time tremendously. At this point, saving seconds is great, there are no more big time saves to be had. HillaryPuff shattered the previous world record by 25 seconds with this run, which is incredibly outstanding. This game could see a 27, but any lower isn't really doable at this point in time. Good luck to the current runners out there and keep working hard on it!

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  SlyLobsterSlyLobster

Great review of this amazing Jak 3 run 🙂

 
  JumpyluffJumpyluff

Thanks Sly!

And thanks Lighnat0r! Didn't know that, really simplifies things. ❤️

 
  JumpyluffJumpyluff

Sep 11, 2015

Free Running 2 "Any%" in 10:59 by Slylobsterr

http://www.speedrun.com/run/0zno589y

Free Running 2 is a simple flash game that you can play on Miniclip. The entire aim of the game is to reach the end of 10 levels, in this case, as quickly as possible. Seems simple enough. It's all about running and jumping, grabbing ledges, etc. There were a lot of tricks and glitches that were found in this game, surprisingly. You are able to run on the fences of some levels, bypassing many ledge grabs, which is the best way to conserve your momentum. The more ledge grabs you skip, the faster your run will be. Also, there are boost pads in this game, where it speeds up your movement tremendously. You are able to keep that speed for quite a while after the boosts end by jumping midair constantly, which can be risky. Slylobsterr has been working on this game for weeks, seemingly everyday. It was really neat to see him get the first ever sub 12 minute run, but he took it way farther than that. His goal has been sub 11 for weeks now and after hundreds and hundreds attempts, he got a run he is very satisfied with. This series of events is basically the dream for many speedrunners: set a goal, work hard to reach it, achieve it. It honestly doesn't happen often, as we usually set a new goal once we beat the old one, as we see how much we can improve. In Slylobsterr's case, he really can't improve on this run. He'll be moving on to 100%! I can't wait to see what game he speedruns after he's done with Free Running 2!

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  JumpyluffJumpyluff

Sep 12, 2015

Jak 3 "Any%" in 26:21 by Goofy358

http://www.speedrun.com/run/8y8vn7xz

I know I said that I would try to diversify the games, but I've already made a duplicate of the same game/category. Two days ago, I talked about HillaryPuff's 28:25, but it got beat by over 2 minutes yesterday. I haven't actually been following the game much since then but I assume some new route is being used. This will be my worst post so far as I'm entirely uninformed about what has changed and I honestly really couldn't find many other WR runs from 9/12/2015 (this run might've actually been 9/13/2015, but timezones are screwy). Anyway. I'm sorry for this post, I didn't want to have an empty day. Tomorrow will be better! I'm sorry (sorry). Also http://www.frankerfacez.com/emoticons/52486 PogChamp

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  JumpyluffJumpyluff

Sep 13, 2015

Ape Escape 3 "Any%" in 1:10:57 by DownieBrownie_

http://www.speedrun.com/run/oy2v60wz

For a very long time, Surreal and Beuchiism were the top runners in this game. Since then, when people started using PSN to get slightly faster loading screens, Surreal improved his time by a couple minutes. The current top 3 runners, DownieBrownie_, Squid, and Pull, didn't get into this game until just within 6 months ago. These 3 have picked up the game and mastered it extremely quickly. Currently, DownieBrownie_'s sum of best segments is a mid 1:08. I wouldn't be too too surprised if he cut the 1:10 in the near future. Long-term, I do have a feeling somebody will get a 1:08, but 1:07 doesn't seem at all possible unless something new is found. This is a run that DownieBrownie_ is finally proud of. I watched him a lot when he did Super Mario 3D World, so I know how consistent he gets at the games he plays. This sub 1:11 is definitely worth watching.

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  JumpyluffJumpyluff

Sep 14, 2015

Peggle Deluxe "Adventure Mode" in 1:10:16 by Dowolf

http://www.speedrun.com/run/2yw0o73m

Everybody knows of Peggle. Most people have likely played it themselves. In Peggle games, the goal is to clear out all orange pegs from the board in order to move onto the next level. Sounds simple? The orange pegs are all randomly placed each time you play a level. Anybody who has played this game knows how inconsistent levels can be. They are heavily based on RNG and luck. One pixel to the left and you might've had a perfect shot that clears out 8 orange pegs. One to the right and you could have lost the round. It's crazy how unpredictable a game of this can be. Dowolf got a run with just one death. He's currently about 13 minutes ahead of 2nd place. As of now, there are a few sets of sum of best segments that are sub 1 hour. I genuinely hope that I will be able to see a run of such caliber in my lifetime. It would require insane luck, both with pixel perfect shots and RNG, and of course it would have to be deathless. For Dowolf at least, deathless runs will likely be mandatory for him to get a new PB at this point. Peggle Deluxe is one of my favorite games to just sit back and watch, with the occasional extreme hype moments that put you on the edge of your seat. I'd definitely recommend anybody who hasn't seen a speedrun of this game to check out some runs.

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  SlyLobsterSlyLobster

Haha, i'm glad you add me on this cool and flashy thread ! 🙂
Continue this ! u r 2 gud m8! I love all of these reviews, even if i don't watch all of the urns
I want to thank Manex and Coldy who helped me a lot to reach this goal too 🙂

 
  E_DragonE_Dragon

I would also like to add JPRs Metroid Fusion any% run in 0:45 IGT on sep 14, 2015

http://www.speedrun.com/run/2yw0ovpm

There was a 4 way tie in the leaderboards with Kirbymastah, Biospark, JRP and kahdoom all having a 0:46, which is finally broken now with this godlike run. If you don't know this game, it has a lot of RNG, so JRP had to grind this out a lot until he finally got this run.
The RNG involves Eyedoors (number of beams until it opens) and some bosses (number of jumps by Zazabi and how many rounds it takes until Yakuza opens his weakspot for example) and it can destroy a run completely.

 
  JumpyluffJumpyluff

Sep 15, 2015

10 Second Ninja "Hard Mode" in 2:14.92 (134.92) by Bloodymary

http://www.speedrun.com/run/2yw0o9nm

Incredible. This game gives you 10 seconds to defeat each level. There are 5 worlds with 8 levels each. Every level has a very difficult route to pull off. The basis of the game is you need to defeat each robot in each level. You may use your sword as many times as you want, but you only get 3 shurikens per level. Routing levels is surprisingly the easy part. It may seem like you have a lot of options of where to go and where to throw your shurikens, but only a few routes are fast for each level. Memorization is the second hardest part of speedrunning this. The moment you finish one level in Hard Mode, it throws you into the next level. You have to remember the level order or you will lose time from it. Last, but certainly not least, you must get the execution spot on. There are a lot of ways to save frames in this game, and a few ways to save full seconds. If you're climbing up stairs, you want to land on each stair as quickly as possible so you can re-jump at a sooner time. Failing a jump will lose you at least a second, which is lethal to your time. There is also a frame perfect trick you can do. You are able to clip into a wall by jumping up to it and holding an opposite direction the frame before you touch it. When you do this, you can move out of the wall and jump again. The run goes so quick that I don't even know if he did it without me noticing but I do know that he demonstrates it to skip a huge part of the first bonus level. It's an extremely risky strat to go for and he nailed it. He doesn't plan on improving this run unless he gets beat, and I don't blame him. Grinding this run out must have been absolute torture. Congratulations to him, he did a very very good job!

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  JumpyluffJumpyluff

Sep 16, 2015

Donkey Kong 64 "No Levels Early" in 2:13:05 by 2dos

http://www.speedrun.com/run/9mr4p22z

Donkey Kong 64 is a very interesting speedgame. Not only is it extremely broken and glitchy, but you can really create your own route that suits your skill level. Being one of the few top players for this game, 2dos uses a very risky route that saves time over many other runners. There are a few runners that are right on 2dos' tail in both 101% and NLE, but I'm certain that he will be right back on the grind if his time gets beat. 2dos is a very dedicated speedrunner. He doesn't play many other games besides DK64. He plays some Splatoon and he runs some other games here and there, but DK64 is clearly his primary focus. He has been speedrunning this game very consistently for well over 2 years. His drive is absolutely incredible. There's not much I want to say about his 2:13:05 specifically, as I know he will be back soon to improve it (that's what he always does) but I do want to put the spotlight on this guy. If you're looking for an entertaining streamer playing DK64, this is absolutely the guy to watch.

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