Fall onto the Caged Island
|Fall onto the Caged Island|
|Height Above Ground||204|
|TAS World Record||8.93|
|RTA World Record||10.14 (10.13 IGT)|
|ABZ Minimum||3 (0.5 Non-text) (B, B, A)|
- For a tutorial on speedrunning this star, see the RTA Guide
Fall onto the Caged Island is the fifth mission of Whomp's Fortress. To complete it, Mario must collect the Power Star on the caged island floating in the sky by using the owl to drop down. The owl can be found in the first tree when selecting stars 3-6. It is possible to jump directly there using precise movements.
A Button Challenge
Mario first reaches the top of the course. He can get on the checkered elevator by climbing up a whomp as it recovers from a faceplant, then running off onto the elevator. One up, he triggers the bossfight with king whomp. Mario then lures king whomp to the edge of the area. He makes him faceplant at the right moment and location that Mario can perform a dive recover off of the checkered elevator near it’s peak height, allowing for Mario to land on king whomp. He then climbs to the top as king whomp recovers. He then lures king whomp to the very edge of the area, so close that half his body is off the edge. He then performs a pause slide recover off king whomp. He performs a pause slide recover because sliding reduces mario’s speed, so to maximise Mario’s speed he needs to minimise his sliding time, and since both the slide and recover action is performed with B, he needs to pause buffer. This slide lands him in the cage, where he collects the star.
Mario begins by doing a jump kick, and then positions himself to do 2 consecutive long jumps, the second being on the elevated dirt path. He aims towards the stone corner, allowing for the wall hibox to push Mario to the right, reducing the distance Mario needs to travel. He then peforms glitchy wall kick to ascend to the ramp without changing his angle. Upon landing, Mario immediately performs 2 jump dives to maintain his speed. Maio then adjusts his angle to the left and performs another jump dive, landing on the small mesh fence. The wall hitbox moves Mario slightly to the right, which helps him with his angle. Mario recovers on the stairs, and slightly adjusts his angle to the left. He performs a kick at the last stair, and due to the elevation of the stair, he is on the ground the next frame, allowing him to instantly jump again. He wall kick dives onto the edge of the floating island and grinds along the edge in order to be able to sideflip faster. He sideflips and then does a wall kick, making him rise almost parrallel to the mesh wall. Once he's high enough, the inner wall snaps him into the cage. As soon as this happens, Mario dives, making him bonk into the wall infront of him. The bonk knocks Mario back, into the star.
|Date||Time||Improvement (Frames)||Improvement Author(s)||Save Description/Notes|
|Dec 30, 2008||9.50||24BrianRulez24||Old timing, run has been lost|
|Sep 13, 2009||9.40 ||MRobertZ, 24BrianRulez24|
|Aug 9, 2010||9.30||3||mickey11189||(Run has been lost)|
|Aug 10, 2010||9.27 ||1||snark|
|Nov 25, 2012||9.20 ||2||120 Star TAS Team||Part of the 2012 120 Star TAS|
|May 10, 2014||8.97 ||8||USTA 2877|
|Feb 28, 2018||9.17 ||Plush, ToT||Not an improvement, but uses a different strategy|
|Mar 2, 2018||8.93 ||1||Plush, USTA 2877||Better grinding|
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