Super Mario 3D Land Forum  /  S8-Castle
  JuegArielJuegAriel

I think that should be a category.
It would be exactly the same as 100% but with no need of beating everything with both characters and no need of beating S8-Crown. It would be like the 120 Stars in SMG1

 
  KaonsKaons

Yeah, I guess that makes sense. More people would run it than 100%, and it would be less boring. But would you need all star coins?

 
  JuegArielJuegAriel

Sure, as well as the golden flagpoles

 
  gamestabledgamestabled

Sounds like the category you're looking for is "Special Ending". For special ending, you have to beat the game a second time after beating S8-Castle. Greenalink posted a video showing off this category idea fairly recently. This requires no golden flagpoles or duplicate levels (beside 8-Castle2) and requires 290 star medals to unlock S8-Castle. If I remember correctly, this can also be defined as "4 Star" but I'd have to double check.

 
  JuegArielJuegAriel

I didnt know greenalink covered this idea but sounds cool

 
  TimeTravelPenguinTimeTravelPenguin

I am unfamiliar with this category. If you would explain it, that would be awesome

 
  JuegArielJuegAriel

basically, it would be like a 50% category: only need one character, need 290 star medals (just for unlock S8-Castle) no need of golden flagpoles and no need of doing S8-Crown.

I think that's it

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  TimeTravelPenguinTimeTravelPenguin

I will discuss this with the other active admins and see to it whether or not to add this category.
If we so choose to add this category, it will be under the Misc. categories. I will post here the outcome of our decision. Depending on admin activity, it may take a few days to a week to decide.

Thank you for your ideas, and good luck in future runs!

 
  JuegArielJuegAriel

sure i dont mind it being a misc category thank you!!

 
  gamestabledgamestabled

I think the category where you complete 8-Castle2 again after S8-Castle is the way to go. When you do this, you end the category in a definitive place (credits) that could be defined a few different ways. The question is, how do we define it? Here are potential ways:

"Special Ending" - This describes that you see the picture with Peach in the tanooki suit when you finish. This is the name that Greenalink used, as well as a name used for categories in other games, so it has precedence.

"4 Star" - This name guarantees that all of the unique star medals are obtained. If you don't know, the four stars would be beating the game, beating all levels in the 8 regular worlds, obtaining all 285 unique star medals, and beating the game again after beating S8-Castle. Bombercules has run "X Star" categories before so this also has some precedence.

"All Pictures" - This refers to the picture house in W3. There are 12 photos, one for starting the game, one for beating each regular world, one for unlocking special world, one for beating the game as Luigi, and the "Special Ending" photo. This definition requires beating the game as Luigi. We would need to test if this can be done simultaneously with the "Special Ending" photo.

Personally I think I favor "Special Ending" the most, then "All Pictures", then "4 Star". Thoughts? Better ideas? Lay 'em on me. Hopefully we can get this added soon, seems like it could be fun.

 
  KosmicKosmic

This is a great idea. There is half of the game that is completely untapped. Any% is hardly even beating the game when you think about it. It would give Luigi some air time as well. We shouldn't put it under misc. categories; In my opinion it is an even more legitimate category than warpless. Then we would have any%, Special Ending, and 100%.

I think Special Ending is the best name here. It is similar to "true ending," but fits well because of the special worlds. It should be a very fun category. But hey- let's not just talk about it, I want to see some people running it! This game needs more action! Hopefully I can get a new cap card soon so I can walk the walk.

 
  gamestabledgamestabled

Added it, and put greenalink's run on it. Hopefully this new leaderboard gets populated 🙂

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