21 August 2016

Darbian gets the flagpole glitch; has sights in implementing it in standard runs

Darbian of Super Mario Bros fame has successfully performed the elusive flagpole glitch while speedrunning Super Mario Bros, joining a group of two other people as of four months ago. Explained well by mav6771, this glitch allows time to be saved when Mario hits the flag pole at the end of a stage.

Since performing it successfully on Aug 19, newer runs have been done with attempts to successfully get it. Every flagpole glitch except 8-4 saves approximately 0.35 seconds, while 8-4 saves 0.75 seconds. Totaled together a potential flagpole glitch-perfect run would save -3.2 seconds.

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