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Today I finished a run that lasted 2 hours, 20 minutes, and 55 seconds. I called it "True ending%". It started upon first input and ended after hitting the switch at the end of S-Ca. I was wondering if it could be added as a new category, as it is different than all castles. Thanks


we would need a run with video. If you have one, I can add it to the category extensions page.

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Thanks much, I’ll start routing it tomorrow


I've finished routing the true ending run, here it is:
I'll start running the category now, however if you have any questions or know how to save more time, please let me know. Thanks much


Because this is going to be in category extensions, please submit the guide there instead and delete the one on the main page.

Also, I have a few suggestions for the route. First, you want to minimize the amount of levels you play, so it would be best to get every star coin in every level you play (for the most part). I understand that you've never ran 100% or all castles, so you may not have a good sense of how long each star coin takes to grab, so I'll tell you the ones that I think you might want to change.

First, you left out 10 star coins from the first playthrough. If you collected some of these, you would save a few extra levels.

Second, there are other paths to take after you beat the game, and I'm not sure which one is the fastest. Just something to look into, you never know how much you could save by doing that.

Here's some star coins you may want to change:

M-GH 2nd coin isn't that slow, so you may want to add it
6-1 3rd coin is also not that slow
6-A 3rd coin is pretty fast. There's also a star to the right of it.
The coins in 6-4 and 6-5 are probably worth adding to the route
So is the coin in 6-C

Those are the fastest coins in the first playthrough that you probably want to add. There may be others, but I'm not sure how many of them are worth it. Also make sure to consider other routes to take after first playthrough.

I'd like to route this with you. If you are interested you can contact me on discord.

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Me and Juice had talked about racing "Star World Ending" before, but never really put together a route. I would say a good rule of thumb would be to try to cut out as many levels as possible and mostly get every star coin in the levels that you do. It's a good idea, but it's definitely gonna be difficult to route because of how many possibilities there are for what to do in the post game.

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Thank you for your responses, I would be interested in routing this with you, however I don't have a discord so I would prefer to talk about it on here, if that is okay. I moved the guide to the category extensions page too. I'll update the route today so it includes the coins you mentioned. Actually, the main reason I didn't include all the coins per level is that, to be honest, I don't know where all of them even are, so I only included the ones that I knew how to get quickly. Your help would be greatly appreciated, and thank you.


Imo just make a discord account. It only takes like a minute and it allows you to get in touch with way more people (and they’re more likely to respond) than compared to on here.

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