the video shows the last battle in the game
everything will become clear over here:
before explaining the strategy, a small gift for bubufubu:my speed run of the level 5 of super bomberman where I managed to finish it in less than two minutes, even though it was a very close call
now to the real deal:+before going any further, bubufu stated himself that the following methods are not considered as point farming since there is a time limit for levels.let's begin:
the video 2 shows a tactic that can be used across the various levels, to be able to perform the trick, you need to have the push and punch power upthe idea conists of killing an enemy by pushing a bomb towards it or throwing it at him, while killing an enemy with the standard method (exploding bomb) get you a fixed value, if you kill him by one of these two mentioned methods, then its value multiplies up to x16, so for killing an enemy that is usually worth 100, you can get 1600 max using this method, so by killing an enemy that is worth 400 at least, you can get 6400 for killing these enemies with these 2 methods.
that method could get you a good amount of points in the process, but the real trick starts herenow this has caused a lot of debate in ap revious submission: skull power ups that are spawned in the last level: can you really get such a high just from collecting these power-ups? knowing how dangerous they can be? the answer is yestake a look at video 3 laterlet's understand what are the effect of power skull power-ups, actually there are 7 hazardous effects1-automatically lay bombs2-automatically lay bombs while walking too fast3-lay only 1 bomb with the weakest fire power4-impossible to lay bombs5-walk too slowly6-walk too fast7-become invisible
now the following method is very simple, the detonator power-up is required though so succeed in doing it:lay all you bombs, place them on one of the edges of the screen, since you have the detonator, you can make them explode manually
let's see the effects of doing this:-since all bombs are laid, all the skulls effects that influence bombs are completly nullified, especially those that make you lay bombs automatically and are considered as the deadliest effects, so these skulls, become a pure source of points and an be useful also to nullify existing effects.-so the effect of the first 4 skulls is nullified, only 3 remains. the one that let you walk too fastn actually that's a bit helpful especially if you die and your speed decreases. the invisibility effect is not that dangerous, especially if you are familiar with the game: you can move accurately without seeing anything. now the most dangerous effect is the very slow speed, in order to reduce its risks a little bit, try to have a heart power up, this way even if the boss touches you, the heart will protect you. also when collecting skull powe ups, try to wait until a lot of skulls are spawn, then go for a collection of skulls, so even if you fall on the very slow effect, the skull next to it may give you a new effect and nullify the very slow one
now the real challenge is: THE BOSS, if he get over one of these bombs, he will explode it, so in order to aoid this, you need to lure him as far as possible from the laid bombs, the problem is that the spawned skulls, will be thrown close to the bombs, so the better startegy is to wait for him to spawn as much skulls as possible, then go and collect them quickly and return to the area that is far away from the bombs, if you succeed to doing this, you can gather enough skulls to break new score limits. this tactics take time, sometimes you are put in risky situations where you are about to lose it all.
if you died (whether touched by the boss or time-up), the laid bombs still remain there, they will explode ONLY if you detonate them manually, so as long as you on't do it and as long as you manage to keep the boss far away from them, the effect of 4 skulls is nullified and you can continue gathering points.
another problem may pose here: time, as you see in video 3, in the beginning, I died two times because of time running out, however I was relieved later to see that some power ups appear randomly in the game-fire power-punch power up: that's the only way to defeat the boss-heart:this is interesting especially if you are cursed by the too slow skull effect, a heart can save you, they don't appear that frequently, but sometimes, you can have up to 4 hearts appearing in the level-reset time: now for this level, this is actually the most important power up, it is like a new life to me :p, this power up don't appear frequetly either but like the heart, sometimes 4 of this power up can appear
so that's it, in about 1 hour I managed to get around 5.000.000pts from collecting skulls, there were some ups and downs, sometimes the boss was so close to bombs that I almost has heart attacks so it was a true relief when the bombs stayed safe, phew, if they have exploded, it's over
now to reveal something that apparently no one had ever discovered 'til now (based on what I searched in the internet):even though the score counter make it look as there is a place for an 8th digit, actually the highest score you can get is 9.999.990, if you get something that will make you score higher than this value, then the game will freeze as shown in video 4, actually if you did noticed, video 3 and 4 are two different runs, its because I failed in video 3 to get exactly that score, a very precise calculation is needed, but I finally succeded in video 4, I got the score just before defeating the boss, after doing so, when that 10.000 was to be added to the score, the game freezed.so in conclusion: 9.999.990 is the highest score that a player can achieve for this game,a good stamina, some luck and a solid experience are needed to achieve this breakthrough
@S.BAZ you believe it now?
what I don't understand is that you paused the game and you are at your first ball, which means you could have achieved better score than that
I used camtasia studio to capture the gameplay
for video I don't use the emulator but a video capture software, the comments are added inside the video
-edit video: to add comments or cut video if it very long or contains redundant parts (e.g why keep a 3h video for a 5min strategy pattern that is repeated all along
-bigger catch: sometimes the best way to win is to hide your tactics especially if you can get bette scor with it
don't worry I'm not planning on keeping it forever (after the end of competition)
I didn't made a video to begin with, since photos are so far enough as evidence for this game (I thought), I found the process of capturing video, edit and upload it quite long and frustrating especially if they are long ones. (and I'll save my strategy for bigger catch :p )
anyway wasn't meticulous enough to capture a video for this score, sorry for that, but I will for the next submission, especially that the new score will be better enough to justify a demo
I don't mind submitting a video once this score submission is validated.
if not, I will make another submission with a demo for a score that no one has ever achieved
I was just playing around, but next time, I'll show the best of me
I do (2:13)
and at least we agree that killing spawned enemies and collecting skull icons is not considered as point farming
well I'd be curious also to understand the improvement of your score by a whole 500,000
and collecting skulls icons can make a difference, if you act smartly (e.g. do you know how to finish level 5 (defeat the 8 enemies) in less than 5 minutes?)
luck also has its role, I could have obtained a higher score if time wouldn't let me down ;)
the trick is simple: skull power-ups
how to correct it?
for those who don't know the game, this is the last scene of the game where you can see your score: the part where you escape from Ivan Ooze hideout because it blows up
the trick here is to kill multiple enemies at the same time, generating therefore high combo points that could reach up to 800,000, but bombing the exit, 10 enemies will attack you simultaneously and die simultaneously
PS: having the flame proof powerup is essential to be invulnerable to your own bombs
in the video, the score looks like it has dropped down from 997,xxx,xxx to 900,xxx,xxx
this is because that's the capacity of the score meter, 9 digits only, so technically, the score achieved here is over 1,000,000,000, but taking into account the digit's limitation, the highest score would be 999,999,900
I requested a [any tactics] version, how long does it take to be approved?
the game diffiulty won't change
for the score, the score at the beginning of the video is around 650050, but don't forget that you get 30000$ for beating the boss, without mentioning the other enemies killed while battling with the wingates.
after watching the video, I counted the number of enemies killed and the points gathered (since each enemy have a different score (from 100 to 400)) and made the final calculation to this score
too bad that it isn't shown after the credits
what most of players don't know, is that in order to really finish the game, you have to finish it 3 times.
as shown in the video, at the end of the credits, instead of displaying "push start" (and eventually start replaying from the beginning), "the end" message is displayed, meaning that the game is REALLY over, you can't continue playing anymore
can't say why repeat the game 3 times, maybe because in the original story there are 3 wingates brothers, so when you finish the game once, you actually killed just one of the 3 brothers.
anyway, I explained it that some of you don't start yelling "point farming" because this is not the case
getting all points icons helps
but having all power ups definitely helps
and killing multiple enemies at the same time can make a difference too
if you know the game well, you'll know that there is almost no possibilities of farming for this game, the score depends on the way you kill enemies (you an earn between 1 and 4 pts)
therefore, a video is not really necessary for this one
added a video of the last level, check the score at the beginning and end of the video
the frustrating part here is that even after you provided the video proof, the votes of those who said no (requesting video proof) will always remain, affecting the sumission legit
yes I meant the tactic, (PS before adopting emulators, I had a real SNES and I had played bomberman and got better scores at the time )
all world record have been accomplished after several efforts, but one day, a record may be broken, asily or not
this power up is not a bug, it does exist in the game, just check any online walkthrough
in this case, we can say that knowledge and experience has won it over hard work, this score will someday by beaten by the combination of both :)
for anyone wondering about the big difference between this submission and the current high score (151,xxx) the answer is simple:
defeat the final boss in level 8 and you get the grand prize (in terms of score)
when you finish the 8 levels, you restart from the beginning but with a harder mode (that's why the score in this image is when beginning STAGE 1, hard mode)
-this score is valid also for a NES version
I discovered this hint by accident when I paused in this particular level, I went to dinner and when I came back, I was surprised to find a new powerup I never seen before ;)
it can appear without pause, but it can appear when doing pause also, so, on order not to take risks of time-up, I paused, after all the time the power up does take to appear is not fixed
this score can be valid also for real SNES and WII virtual console (I guess)
just for information:
-the tactic demonstrated in this video is valid for SNES, emulated SNES and WIII virtual SNES
-9999990 is the highest score you can ever achieve in Super Mario World, so technically, once achieved, it can never be beaten. However, the difference here is that you get such a score in less than 2 minutes
-you can do this only in forest of illusions 1 (where you can find the "wiggler" enemy)
if the tactic mentioned in this image is what you used to achieve this score, then I guess it has taken like hours to achieve this score
thanks, I'm a newbie here, still exploring my way around here, so I don't really know were to put evidence exactly.
still, even though a tactic is used, since the score is achieved legitimately can't it pass? I thought the purpose is to post the highest score as long as there's no cheating (PS, with the same tactic, this score can be valid for an emulated version too right?)
if you want a video I can provide one, there is a trick that if you know how to use it well, you can get up to 999,999,900