"Tubular" level on Super Mario World

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This level is fucking insane. Seriously, does anyone remember it? The second level in Special World with all the chucks throwing footballs at you while you gasp for P-balloons and have terrible play control.

My life is now devoted to beating it with only a purple Yoshi, so I can be like this guy: http://mariotubular.ytmnd.com/

Laura H. (laurah), Monday, 19 September 2005 17:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

yeah fuck this shit

cozen (Cozen), Monday, 19 September 2005 17:36 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

the hours I spent

the tears I cried

cozen (Cozen), Monday, 19 September 2005 17:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Holy shit, that's awesome! I hope if you do it you don't miss the tape at the end though - what a downer!

melton mowbray (adr), Monday, 19 September 2005 17:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'm going to play this until my fingers bleed, but i am going to win it.

Laura H. (laurah), Monday, 19 September 2005 18:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

cozen otm

also the ytmnd guy seems to deflect a fireball at one point! can purple yoshis do that??

don't be jerk, this is china (FE7), Monday, 19 September 2005 20:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

No... I think he is just a master of the art of projectile dodging.

Laura H. (laurah), Monday, 19 September 2005 21:05 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

super mario world is definitely one of the best video games ever of all time.

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 19 September 2005 21:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

ah n/m its one of those flower fireballs spiralling down

don't be jerk, this is china (FE7), Monday, 19 September 2005 21:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Should I just beat it for her.

~~~~ DODONGO DISLIKES SMOKE ~~~~ (ex machina), Monday, 19 September 2005 21:44 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Fuck you, I just killed it. It was cakewalk with Yoshi and a cape.

Laura H. (laurah), Monday, 19 September 2005 22:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

FIRST FUCKING TRY

Laura H. (laurah), Monday, 19 September 2005 22:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

never had a SNES growing up, so i only played this game at the little game demo stand at Target or some store like that.

kingfish superman ice cream (kingfish 2.0), Tuesday, 20 September 2005 01:05 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

That is a shame. Pick up Super Mario All-Stars for SNES, it has Super Mario World and SMB 1, 2 & 3 from NES, so great to have. Super Mario World is definitely worth playing.

Laura H. (laurah), Tuesday, 20 September 2005 03:43 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

only some All-Stars have world. It is a later bundle of two earlier separate snes carts

~~~~ DODONGO DISLIKES SMOKE ~~~~ (ex machina), Tuesday, 20 September 2005 03:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Indeed, get the one that looks like this:

http://i24.ebayimg.com/03/i/04/f3/e1/87_1_b.JPG

Laura H. (laurah), Tuesday, 20 September 2005 03:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i got the romz, yo

kingfish superman ice cream (kingfish 2.0), Tuesday, 20 September 2005 03:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Do you use a USB gamepad?

~~~~ DODONGO DISLIKES SMOKE ~~~~ (ex machina), Tuesday, 20 September 2005 18:29 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...
All I know is, I whizzed through that game when it came out. And got stuck on this very level. Years later my kid sister beats all the Special worlds... Fuckin' A!

John 2, Thursday, 6 October 2005 04:09 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

is this level harder than D-4 on lost levels?

rio natsume, Thursday, 6 October 2005 18:51 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Probably not.

Jonothong Williamsmang (ex machina), Thursday, 6 October 2005 18:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

god that thing as well

there are some pretty difficult levels in sunshine too

a lot of the abstract ones

cozen (Cozen), Thursday, 6 October 2005 18:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

who has played through SMW2: yoshi's island?

I never played it first time round but I have it coming in the mail

cozen (Cozen), Thursday, 6 October 2005 19:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I got it for Jon for his birthday, but I think he got distracted by the glittering lights of Lumines and his new PSP.

Laura H. (laurah), Thursday, 6 October 2005 23:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I haven't, but I've played the sequel, Yoshi's Story on the N64. It's one of those games that gives me the impression that everyone else hates it, but it's one of my favourite games ever (see Ecco the Dolphin).

melton mowbray (adr), Thursday, 6 October 2005 23:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Ecco was BORING

Jonothong Williamsmang (ex machina), Friday, 7 October 2005 00:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

T/S Ecco vs. Ecoquest

Laura H. (laurah), Friday, 7 October 2005 00:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yoshi's Island is FANtastic. I've only played the SNES version, so I don't know how good the port is, but the SNES one is totally great.

The Yellow Kid, Friday, 7 October 2005 03:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I just played it tonight and now wonder how I ever did not play it before. I immediately regretted not buying it when it came out, so I pretended that it was 1995 and I was still entralled by Super Mario World and genuinely sat there thinking, "Hey, awesome graphics."

Laura H. (laurah), Friday, 7 October 2005 05:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

[NSFW fun with mario and a friend]

amon (eman), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 01:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

What power up makes that happen?

the pr00de abides (pr00de), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 01:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Tubular"

amon (eman), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 02:09 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i discovered yoshi's island a year or two ago!! it is such a great game.

s1ocki (slutsky), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 02:19 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

(with particularly great jumping, incidentally)

s1ocki (slutsky), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 02:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

http://www.derekyu.com/avgpa/images/smw.gif

Laura H. (laurah), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 02:34 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

> who has played through SMW2: yoshi's island?

i got to the end of yoshi's island and was going through it again trying to get 100% when my brother a) overwrote my saved game and then b) gave the console away to one of his friends.

great unfinished look to the graphics. crayoned and denim patchwork and stuff.

Touch Fuzzy, Get Dizzy...

koogs (koogs), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 10:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Thanks for putting heavily NSFW shit on the fucking Games board. Douchebag.

TOMBOT, Tuesday, 11 October 2005 14:16 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Image changed.

Amon, tag & linkify that shit next time.

kingfish superman ice cream (kingfish 2.0), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 14:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

so great

cozen (Cozen), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 15:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

why is this game so good?

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 28 March 2008 06:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

I think I had more trouble with the one where you had to eat the green berries. Tubular I got through all right.

Curt1s Stephens, Friday, 28 March 2008 07:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

I still only have 95 exits though. Fifteen fucking years and I can't get 96????

Curt1s Stephens, Friday, 28 March 2008 07:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

fuck tubular, i'm having trouble w/ donut plains 1

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 28 March 2008 07:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

this game is IMPOSSIBLE

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 28 March 2008 07:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

maybe my favourite game of all time. total perfection.

s1ocki, Friday, 28 March 2008 18:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yoshi's Island is like a million times harder than Super Mario World. I love the latter, but if you play it for like 8 hours straight, you end up with 65 extra lives early on and then it's like playing with game genie. Whereas Yoshi's Island introduces the possibility of the game over screen about halfway through.

Z S, Friday, 28 March 2008 20:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

it's true. but it's so fucking frustrating to just get killed over and over again by the first enemy!

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 28 March 2008 20:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

haha, what is wrong with you???

Jordan, Friday, 28 March 2008 21:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

Good move making this available for Gameboy! God I love this game.

nickalicious, Friday, 28 March 2008 21:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

i dunno. i just keep getting killed by flying turtles on donut plains 1.

i'm used to getting killed by attrition (metroid, castlevania, doom) or by some sort spectacular fuck-up (halo, star control, syndicate, etc)

maybe the key factor is that i'm playing w/ the keyboard, on a powerbook?

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 28 March 2008 21:13 (ten years ago) Permalink

There is one board in level 6 where you have to like go through certain places in a certain order that I always, always fuck up.

nickalicious, Friday, 28 March 2008 21:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

the other day i was thinking about playing through this again, and then i remembered that ghost house where you have to go through all these certain places in a certain order or else you just loop until time runs out, and i was like "eh, too much work."

Jordan, Friday, 28 March 2008 21:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

sorry, this game is HARD

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 28 March 2008 23:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

keyboard thing might be a huge factor in that dude.

s1ocki, Saturday, 29 March 2008 00:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

maybe i go bujy a usb control

moonship journey to baja, Saturday, 29 March 2008 02:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

Fat kid called Cha in my street got a Super Nintendo with this for his First Communion. I was round at his house more often than mine for the next month.

Plus yes, USB controller is needed.

jim, Saturday, 29 March 2008 02:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

got playstation-style USB controller for $20.

happy to note super mario world IS much easier, particularly controlling the gliding cape. i think a major difference is that it feels much more natural to let go of the d-pad (ie "neutral" direction) than it feels to take your hand off the arrow keys. still f'n hard, though!!

moonship journey to baja, Saturday, 29 March 2008 05:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

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The Reverend, Friday, 4 April 2008 07:10 (ten years ago) Permalink

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The Reverend, Friday, 4 April 2008 07:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

tbqh & t thinkin that finally jump offa turtles back in the special world level after tubular is harder than anything to do w/tubular.

alt-3, gold & silver (Lamp), Sunday, 28 March 2010 17:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

fuck tubular, i'm having trouble w/ donut plains 1

― moonship journey to baja, Friday, March 28, 2008 1:42 AM (2 years ago)

demonic splendor, demonic majesty (Abbott), Tuesday, 30 March 2010 01:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

I no longer feel so alone in this world.

demonic splendor, demonic majesty (Abbott), Tuesday, 30 March 2010 01:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

the greatest childhood demon I ever exorcised was beating tubular et al

ain't no thang but a chicken ㅋ (dyao), Tuesday, 30 March 2010 03:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

I think I've beaten it once... was the trick judicious use of the yoshi that can fly when it's got a shell in it's mouth?

Uncontrollable Purge (S-), Tuesday, 30 March 2010 03:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

where's Z S to tell us all we're cry baby no skill douche bags for sucking at tubular?

corporal buzztitle (cozen), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 20:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

in my (drunken) replay this wknd not only did i ace tubular 1st go around i also snagged all the fukken dragon coins.... IN EVERY LEVEL FAGGOTS~!!!!!!

did die like ten times in special world level "way cool" tho as mentioned above~

alt-3, gold & silver (Lamp), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 21:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

reporting for duty

you're not douche bags, but you are cry baby no skills, it's undeniable. Keep honin' your skillz at Butter Bridge 2, we who are 1337 will be trouncing Tubular without even thinking about it too much.

Ted. E. Bear, P.I. (Z S), Thursday, 1 April 2010 22:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

I finally found that 96th exit. I never cleared the goal in Star Road 2.

Hungry4Games (crüt), Sunday, 25 March 2012 17:21 (six years ago) Permalink

i did every single thing there was to do in this game

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Sunday, 25 March 2012 17:34 (six years ago) Permalink

six years pass...

beat "tubular" today on my second to last life before we'd agreed we were gonna turn the game off. no yoshis no capes no gimmicks, just super tight maneuvering. this game is a shade too easy 90% of the time, but when it decides to get hard, it's fair-hard, satisfying-hard.

got the scuba tube blowin' like a snork (Doctor Casino), Monday, 10 September 2018 17:49 (three months ago) Permalink

a few months ago I was hanging out w/ a buddy who had the SNES Classic and we decided to give this a go. it was harder than I remembered! then again when I was 11 I had no issue with it so the problem is probably with me. maybe I'm too used to the New Super Mario Bros. games which are more forgiving. btw if you didn't know the New SMB game has a "World 9" which is full of super difficult levels like this...I eventually beat them all but it was a slog. "Tubular" is probably more difficult than any of those though.

frogbs, Monday, 10 September 2018 22:10 (three months ago) Permalink

the one thing that surprised me about "tubular" is how short it is, versus what you'd expect for some like, brain-busting super-challenge level created by fans using hacks or the new mario maker or whatever. there's not even a halfway market!

got the scuba tube blowin' like a snork (Doctor Casino), Monday, 10 September 2018 22:35 (three months ago) Permalink


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