Forums  /  New Super Mario Bros. 2  /  Announcement About Rule Changes
  AshEevee_AshEevee_

I'm adding one new rule that applies to every category, including IL's, that should arguably be enforced on every game: World Records require video.

Now, I know what you're thinking: "I can't afford a 3DS Capture!"
The thing is, you don't need one. Just use a camera. As long as I can see the top screen, it's fine. If you don't want to use a camera, fine. Just don't submit.

So I will be going through the whole leaderboard and rejecting/deleting every World Record that doesn't have video. If you're run gets deleted, that's why.

Space_brainzzzSpace_brainzzz, J_duudeJ_duude and 4 others like this. 
  AshEevee_AshEevee_

MAJOR RULE CHANGE:

From now on, timing will start on the first input on the world map, like it is in NSMBW. All times currently on the leaderboards will have 51 seconds subtracted from them, and all future runs should use this timing.

J_duudeJ_duude, Space_brainzzzSpace_brainzzz and 5 others like this. 
  AshEevee_AshEevee_

Adding more strict video requirements:
In Any%, times below 27:30 now require video.
In Warpless, times below 49:30 require video.
In all other categories, top 3 runs require video.

Any pre-existing runs that would violate this rule will not be affected, but all future runs submitted will be.

J_duudeJ_duude, Space_brainzzzSpace_brainzzz and 2 others like this. 
  AshEevee_AshEevee_

Adding more strict video requirements (again):

In Any%, times below 28:00 require video.
In Warpless, times below 50:00 require video.
In No Secret Exits, times below 1:01:00 require video.
In 100%, times below 3:20:00 require video.
In all other full-game categories, top 5 runs require video.
In individual level and individual world runs, all runs require video.

Any pre-existing runs that would violate this rule will not be affected, but all future runs submitted will be.

Juca125Juca125, LeshuguitaLeshuguita and 4 others like this. 
  TomppaaTomppaa

Slight rule change for 100%:

You don't need to end the game with max lives, however you need to get them at some point during the run as it is a part of 100% completion. It would be helpful to mention in your run description when exactly you reached max lives as us mods also have lives and we usually don't watch entire 100% runs.

This rule change means that you don't have to go back to grind lives a second time if you died in your run. If any pre-existing runs have done this, their timing will be changed.

AndreMHAndreMH, LachursLachurs and 2 others like this. 
  TomppaaTomppaa

It seems people don't get it if it's not posted here. All Any% runs require video. This change was made in May and runs done before the change are not affected. Please read the rules before submitting runs to any game, thanks!