- 1 Introduction
- 2 Involvement in other Mario Kart games
- 3 World Titles and Records in a few other games
- 4 Sami Cetin's Super Mario Kart PAL Time Trial Videos (Some are current or former World Records or UK Records)
- 5 Sami Cetin's Super Mario Kart NTSC Time Trial Videos (Some are current or former World Records, or UK Records)
- 6 Sami Cetin's Multiplayer Tournament Achievements
- 7 External Links
Sami Cetin of London, is the Founder and Director of the Super Mario Kart (SMK) Time Trial World Records Site for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System SNES. He is the chief times and news updater of the SMK community since November 1998, and continues this job since the 2006 automated reincarnation of the site as a Global Director. His dedication and long-service to Super Mario Kart have earned him the title 'Godfather of SMK'. Sami is a two time PAL Time Trial World Champion of Super Mario Kart (also holding the title of the longest reigning PAL Time Trial World Champion by cumulative number of days) and is currently ranked 4th fastest in the World. Sami first held the Time Trial title from September 1998 to April 2004 (at one point holding all 40 WRs) and has also maintained the title as the UK National Champion on SMK for all of the modes from 1998 to present. He is most famous for his achievements on Mario Circuit 1 (the first race track in the entire Mario Kart franchise), by being the first to reach a Non-NBT 1'00"99 in August 2000. This led to an eventual Guinness World Records entry in 2012 with a 58.34 seconds World Record time. On Christmas Day 2013 he became the first person on Earth to break the PAL 58 second barrier with a 57.90 seconds World Record and broke a similar barrier in November 2014 by going sub 56 seconds on NTSC with 55.97 seconds. Sami won the overall Multiplayer Title one time at the Super Mario Kart World Championships 2012 held in Thil, near Reims, France during 21st - 26th August 2012. He was also the overall PAL and NTSC Super Mario Kart Online Multiplayer World Champion from 2011 - 2014 on the former website SNESOT.com which has been discontinued.
Involvement in other Mario Kart games
Sami has played the other Mario Kart games, and he is one of the best all-round Mario Kart players as per his Combined Mario Kart Rankings which were created as a fun side statistic combining all Mario Kart games where he was briefly in 1st many years ago. He was formerly the Non-Shortcut Time Trial World Champion in Mario Kart 64, where he had many impressive WRs and broke milestone barriers such as Wario Stadium 3lap in which he got 3:39.99 as an NTSC time. He was also world champion of Mario Kart Super Circuit for the first few months of competition including taking many former World Records in early 2002 before retiring from the GBA title. He only spent a little time on Mario Kart Double Dash but a bit longer on Mario Kart DS. His Time Trial competition on Mario Kart DS led to him briefly becoming UK Champion there during the start of 2007 but retired within a few months to make a return to Super Mario Kart where World Multiplayer Competition was picking up. Following winning a Nintendo Wii U at the SMK World Championships 2014, Sami acquired a copy of Mario Kart 8, but had no plans to compete on this or future Mario Kart titles.
World Titles and Records in a few other games
Sami also played some other games where he went for records, even though it wasn't as extensively as Super Mario Kart. These were mainly SNES titles too... Stunt Race FX (Wild Trax on SFC) was released in 1994 and Sami is known for being the current Time Trial World Champion there on both PAL and NTSC versions of the game holding all 16 respective Free Trax Time Trial World Records on PAL and almost all on NTSC. Sami's main rival on NTSC is Dave Phaneuf from Canada.
F-Zero SNES was also a big favorite for Sami where he also enjoyed PAL Time Attack competition, and he holds the UK Records for Mute City 1 and Big Blue, amongst many other strong times that are some of the best in the country. The competition on this game has been huge around the globe, making it tough; nevertheless Sami has reached a high World Rank on the F-Zero Combined PAL and NTSC World Rankings not taking into account some additional professional F-Zero players from Japan who are unranked.
Street Racer for the SNES was a Super Mario Kart clone (although had different handling) but still followed the same Mode 7 graphics. It had a Time Attack mode aswell where you could specify how long a course time you wanted to do and a system to do Best Laps primarily. Sami is the unanimous Time Trial World Champion of NTSC on this game and holds most of the World Records on PAL. His main rival being Alicia L'Hoëst of France who holds the other 7. However on an overall basis this makes Sami the Time Trial World Champion of both PAL and NTSC versions.
Sami has also competed on Micro Machines 2 : Turbo Tournament for the SNES for Time Trials. But didn't favour the game for Multiplayer as much. Sami holds / held some UK Records for this game, and his colleagues from Super Mario Kart, Chris Clark and Ben Allen hold the remainder.
Micro Machines V4 for Playstation 2 was well enjoyed and introduced to Sami around the Norway 2007 meet time. The current Time Trial World Champion based on the Cyberscore points system is Florent Lecoanet of France. Sami doesn't have any World Records here but is currently the UK Time Trial Champion of this game.
Sami was a keen player of many Nintendo 64 Titles, although mainly for fun such as Banjo-Kazooie. However prior to that, a racing game called Diddy Kong Racing was released which was a huge hit. Time Trial competition was also fierce here and he is the London overall Time Trial Champion on combined charts.
Another game which Sami had some moderate success in was Banjo-Pilot on the Game Boy Advance. He is currently the 3rd fastest player in the UK on Time Trials following Stacy Needham and Ben Bayntun.
Sami Cetin's Super Mario Kart PAL Time Trial Videos (Some are current or former World Records or UK Records)
- PAL NBT Mario Circuit 1 Course - 0'57"90
- PAL NBT Mario Circuit 1 Lap - 0'11"23
- PAL NBT Donut Plains 1 Lap - 0'13"67
- PAL NBT Donut Plains 2 Course - 1'25"55
- PAL NBT Donut Plains 2 Lap - 0'16"79
- PAL NBT Bowser Castle 2 Course - 1'41"21
- PAL NBT Bowser Castle 2 Lap - 0'19"86
- PAL NBT Mario Circuit 3 Course - 1'26"98
- PAL NBT Mario Circuit 3 Lap - 0'17"05
- PAL NBT Bowser Castle 3 Course - 1'29"41
- PAL NBT Bowser Castle 3 Lap - 0'17"61
- PAL NBT Ghost Valley 3 Course - 1'14"66
- PAL NBT Ghost Valley 3 Lap - 0'14"69
- PAL NBT Vanilla Lake 2 Course - 0'48"33
- PAL NBT Rainbow Road Course - 1'26"64
Sami Cetin's Super Mario Kart NTSC Time Trial Videos (Some are current or former World Records, or UK Records)
- NTSC Mario Circuit 1 Course - 0'55"97
- NTSC Mario Circuit 1 Lap - 0'10"83
- NTSC Mario Circuit 4 Lap - 0'17"88
- NTSC Koopa Beach 2 Course - 0'53"95
- NTSC Ghost Valley 3 Course - 1'12"27
- NTSC Ghost Valley 3 Lap - 0'14"28
- NTSC Vanilla Lake 2 Course - 0'46"29
Sami Cetin's Multiplayer Tournament Achievements
- Sami's SMK profile
- Sami's MK64 profile
- Sami's MKSC profile
- Sami's MKDS profile
- Sami's MKDD profile
- Sami's MKWII profile
- Sami's MK7 profile
- Sami's MK8 profile
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