The Skull Man challenge

Discussion in 'Challenges' started by Beed28, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. Beed28

    Beed28 Level 5: Spiny

    Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you,
    The Skull Man Challenge!

    First of all, copy this to a .txt file and then load it in SMBC:
    Now here's your task:

    You must go through The Lost Levels as Skull Man on Normal Mode from start to finish, scoring as many points as you can. But here are some rules:
    • Invincibility, Infinite Time and Bouncy Pits must be turned on!
    • Collecting Fire Flowers and Starmans are allowed.
    • No saving is permitted.
    • No taking any warps.
    • No collecting extra lives! Either collect a 1-up mushroom, or accumulate 100 coins, and you lose!
    • You may change the map skin to whatever you like.
    At the end, post your score here after you're done, either from finishing World D-4 or collecting an extra life. If you did collect an extra life, post what level you were on.

    Good luck! :joy:
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  2. MissingNo2

    MissingNo2 Level 9: Spike Top

    That's.. um, pretty out there, I must say. I might try it out later.
  3. sbq92

    sbq92 Level 9: Spike Top

    Interesting challenge. I assume the "no extra lives" thing is because he's already "dead" and collecting lives would "kill" him (like casting life spells on undead enemies in RPGs)?
  4. Beed28

    Beed28 Level 5: Spiny

    That was kinda the point. Yes.

    Anyway, I took on the challenge I set and managed to make it to the end! Here's the result:

    Needless to say, I had a very close call in World 8-1 involving a hidden 1-up mushroom and a nearby hidden Poison Mushroom, but I got lucky and managed to avoid the extra life. :)
  5. MissingNo2

    MissingNo2 Level 9: Spike Top

    Personally I'm surprised you didn't set it that you had to choose the Water Shield for the Flower upgrade.
    I still haven't gotten around to trying it yet, but I will eventually.
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