"Tubular" level on Super Mario World

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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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

haha, what is wrong with you???

Jordan, Friday, 28 March 2008 21:02 (twelve years ago) link

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

nickalicious, Friday, 28 March 2008 21:12 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

sorry, this game is HARD

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

keyboard thing might be a huge factor in that dude.

s1ocki, Saturday, 29 March 2008 00:41 (twelve years ago) link

maybe i go bujy a usb control

moonship journey to baja, Saturday, 29 March 2008 02:02 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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The Reverend, Friday, 4 April 2008 07:10 (twelve years ago) link

picked up ghost stats from 77?

Curt1s Stephens, Friday, 4 April 2008 07:16 (twelve years ago) link

Possibly. The RANDOM THREAD thread has an inflated post count, too.

The Reverend, Friday, 4 April 2008 07:17 (twelve years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

I no longer feel so alone in this world.

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

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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

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

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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