Lowest. Score. Ever. (In Super Mario World)

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Everyone's heard about high score runs, but how about the opposite? In this video, NicoNico Douga user Haru@Yotsuba sets out to get the lowest possible score in Super Mario World on the SNES. Mario World becomes a very different game in this challenge, where killing Koopa Troopa or breaking a brick is the same as failure. But not content with this already insane challenge, he added a few more rules:

Rule 1: Must be played on an actual SNES.
Rule 2: Must not redo or quit any level half way through.
Rule 3: Must play as Luigi.
Rule 4: Must never be hit.
Rule 5: Must not pick up any coins.
Rule 6: Must not pass the goal with more than one second remaining.

In addition to showing his low score run, this video also includes information as to how he maneuvers certain parts as well as what exactly affects the score in Mario World and what doesn't. In all, he goes through sixteen level and scores a mere 500 points total during the whole game. The video lasts a good 28 minutes (even with fast forwarding the clock at the end of each level) but is hands down one of the most amazing Mario challenges ever seen. So for all you Mario masters out there who think you can do better, a new challenge awaits!

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I like Luigi and all but why would one of the conditions be to play as him?