Footrace with Koopa the Quick

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Footrace with Koopa the Quick
Star Info
Course Bob-omb Battlefield
Height Above Ground 207[1]
Course Records
TAS World Record 1:14.57[2]
RTA World Record 1:17.11[3]
ABC Minimum 0[4]
ABZ Minimum 6 (6/0/0)[5]
For a tutorial on speedrunning this star, see the RTA Guide
For a tutorial on RTABC for this star, see the RTABC Guide

Footrace with Koopa the Quick is the 2nd star in Bob-omb Battlefield. The star can be collected by talking to Koopa the Quick to start his race, and getting to the flag on the mountain before he does. The race prohibits Mario from using the cannon, which Koopa the Quick claims is "cheating". However, the use of teleports and the wing cap is allowed. Also, there are no protections against finishing with a time that would be normally impossible without glitches, so all forms of hyperspeed are allowed.

Given that this star has a timer built in, minimizing the in-game time has been a long standing challenge since the early days of Mario 64. Using a glitch, it is possible to finish the race with an in-game time of 0.0 seconds[6], but the star is not obtainable, because KtQ deactivates when Mario reaches the flagpole and doesn't get reactivated.

TAS History

Footrace with Koopa the Quick History
Date Time Improvement (Frames) Improvement Author(s) Save Description/Notes
May 19, 2007 1:25.77[7] MrRobertZ
Nov 17, 2008 1:16.27[8] 285 bobmario511
May 23, 2010 1:15.53[9] 22 CeeSZee (Run has been lost)
Jul 18, 2010 1:15.23[9] 9 ReneBalow (Run has been lost)

The fastest in-game time without the 0.0 glitch is 1.7 seconds (real time 1.73) by dar gos[10].