The Speed Demos Archive hosts Paper Mario competition. The current proven World Record for a complete-game PM speedrun is 5 hours and 4 minutes, achieved by Philippe "Wak" Brisson on February 9th, 2005.
Speed Run Strategies
- Strats go here!
Blah Blah Blah! Obviously the key to a speed run in games like these is to skip through the text as fast as you can. That's why having the game memorized makes it easier to do a speed run, that way you won't have to waste time reading all the text. Skip any text you can possibly skip as fast as you can and get back on to the adventure.
No Time to Train! Another strategy for having a good speed run in this game is to avoid any unnecessary fights, and running away frm any you get into. This may or may not be a good strategy, because this puts you at a very low level, which gives you low stats. It may or may not be better for you to go through the game this way.
Focusing...focusing... There are quite a few sidequests in the game, however to keep your time low, try to avoid doing sidequests unless you absolutely can't resist them, otherwise get back to the adventure
- Wak's Paper Mario Speedrun (hosted by the SDA)