14% xSpeed

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Super Metroid Category
14% xspeed
14% xspeed
WORLD RECORD
2:13:46
1:36 IGT
Full Category
World Record Holder
World Record Holder:
Kingofthehill476
WORLD RECORD RECORDING

Category Details

Timing
Start Timer:
On Start Game
Stop Timer:
Entering Ship Animation
Location
Begin At:
Ceres Station
End At:
End of Zebes Escape
Collection
Percentage:
14%
Bosses
Major Bosses:
All
Mini-Bosses:
Boss Order:
KRDP
Glitches
No
No


14% xSpeed is one of the in-bounds 14% categories that have a known RTA completion. A total of 14 items are picked up during the entire run and focuses on using the Speed Booster and X-Ray Scope for level progression.

This category utilizes L+R Walljumping to breach the water pre-colosseum due to the lack of Gravity Suit, Hi-Jump Boots, Ice Beam, and Grapple. It is theoretically possible that this can be avoided on PAL, by performing a Superjump at Mt. Everest. This is discussed later in this article.

Prerequisites

To finish this run, you need to know how to:

Collected Items

Morphball.png Bombs.png Charge.png Speedbooster.png Xray.png Varia.png Etank.png Etank.png Reserver.png Missiles.png Missiles.png Supermissiles.png Supermissiles.png Powerbomb.png

L+R Walljumping

All known, recorded, RTA completions of this category of used L+R Walljumping to breach the watch in Halfie Climb Room.

Instead, on PAL, one can perform a Jesuswalk Superjump, as in this clip:

Note this clip performs this from a flash suit. Since the route requires G-moding into Maridia with a blue suit, either a clever trick need be employed to allow this working with a blue suit while still taking damage from the crab, or the blue suit needs to be converted to a flash suit after G-moding into Maridia. This second option allows backing out of the attempt during the door transition if you think the position is off, so it is favored. This can be done with R-mode, so this is probably suggested.

After performing this trick (which must basically be done first try, since a failure after the door transition will use the flash suit), the resulting blue suit is then carried through the Botwoon hallways and used to spark up Halife Climb Room.

Although all individual parts have been tested RTA, chaining together the collection of tricks (blue suit, G-mode, R-mode convert blue to flash, Jesuswalk Superjump, Botwoon, crossing Colosseum without falling) together would be quite difficult. No one has yet managed this.

Note this does not appear to work on NTSC.