RBMBO

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Reversed Boss Miniboss Order
Reversed Boss Miniboss Order
WORLD RECORD
2:21:53
1:25 IGT
Full Category
World Record Holder
World Record Holder:
Ponk
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:
Any
Items:
None
Bosses
Major Bosses:
All
Mini-Bosses:
All
Boss Order:
Glitches
No
No


Reversed Boss Miniboss Order aka. RBMBO aka. Rambo is a heavily glitched category with the purpose of defeating all Bosses with the exception of Bomb Torizo in the reversed intended order. It is mostly concidered a challenge category and currently only confirmed completed by very few runners with the ruleset below.

Rules

Generally speaking everything is allowed in this category. However there are three things that are banned:

The point of all those things being not allowed in this category is to not make the category too ordinary or easy. The ruleset is historicly based on Foosda who developed the category and was the first one to run it. The philosophy, the ruleset was designed by, was that if a trick would make the category boring it wouldn't be allowed. Since that has proven to make for an interesting concept to run the few runners who would complete runs after him simply accepted these rules.

Prerequisites

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

  • Mockball
  • Infinite bomb jump
  • Traverse all of Norfair without any Suits.
  • Move out of Bounds.
  • X-Ray-climb into Tourian.
  • "Escape" the Zebes escape sequence and stop the escape timer.
  • Getting past Botwoon without killing him.
  • Traversing all of Maridia without Gravity Suit (and Grapple Beam)

Route

Similiar to RBO there are alot of options to route this category. Most of the route divergence will come from getting extra safety items and getting them at an earlier point in the run. Most notable safetys are an early detour to Maridia or a detour to obtain Grapple Beam. Both theese options make the run alot easier but also make the run significantly longer (not in relation to the total length of the run but enough that a run with high movement optimisation and both extra safetys would still be slower than a less optimized run with none of the safetys).

The route described below is a route that takes none of the safetys and opts to get to start the Bossrush as quickly as possible with almost no item collection after Mother Brain has been defeated. It is also used in the current WR.

  • Standard route up till Green Brinstar. Note that one should use missiles to kill the pirates post Terminator Room rather than damaging through to maintain health.
  • Get Early Supers aswell as the Brinstar Reservetank, continue to Charge Beam.
  • Exit Green Brinstar into Red Tower and go up. Farm health in Hellway till your reserve tank is filled up completely.
  • Obtain Alpha- and Beta-Powerbombs go up the Elevator, open the yellow doorshells connecting the Elevator room to the Crateria Keyhunter Room from both sides and go down the elevator again. This might seem random and unimportant but note that this door will have to be traversed during the Escape escape (where you wont have any ammo), so you will have to rely on the crab drop rng and also waste additional time laying the powerbomb in an allready tight sequence.
  • Get Spazer, the E-Tank at Hi-Jump Boots and Hi-Jump Boots themselves.
  • Perform a hellrun to Bubble Mountain and consecutive Hellruns to Speed Booster and Wave Beam with farming at Bat Cave
  • Exit Bubble Mountain farm up your life at the Upper Norfair Farming Room and do a last hellrun to Ice Beam
  • Leave Norfair, if needed refill your health at the botoom of Red Tower and obtain the X-Ray Scope by damage-boosting across the spikes of the Pre X-Ray Room
  • Get Retro Brinstar Powerbombs and the Retro Brinstar Etank.
  • Go up the elevator to Crateria, collect Crateria Super Missiles, Crateria Powerbombs and the Gauntlet E-Tank.
  • Exit Crateria to Brinstar and get all remaining Brinstar E-Tanks aswell as Spore Spawn Super Missiles and Pink Brinstar Powerbombs.
  • Now after having visited Big Pink go to the G4 Statue and perform and perform an OoB setup to get into Tourian.
  • Beat Tourian and Mother Brain and Escape the Escape sequence with an OoB warp to Crateria Tube and then save and reset at the Red Brinstar Savestation.
  • Perfrom a lavadive to get into Lower Norfair and get Screw Attack continue on like in Normal RBO up till the Lower Norfair Farming Room unless you got Grapple Beam you want to Crystal Flash right before the Ridley fight and kill Ridley with your charge shots.
  • Escape Lower Norfair, farm up for 2 more Crystal Flashes and reenter Lower Norfair to kill Golden Torizo.
  • Enter Maridia and Wrongwapr past Botwoon.
  • Get past Collosseum with Damage Boosts across the spikes and freezing Mocktroids as platforms.
  • Kill Draygon and escape The Precious Room with Xray climbing.
  • Kill Phantoon, Crocomire, Kraid and Sporespawn (This part is pretty self explanatory. Just take the fastest path and just never visit the Zebes escape area.)
  • Go to Landing Site since the event flag for the escape was never unset you can just end the game by entering your ship.

Route variations

Early Maridia

An option to make the Tourian and Lower Norfair section alot easier is to do an early Maridia visit before going to Tourian (it can also be done after Tourian but the benefit would be far less). Here one would acquire Crab Supers, Beach Supers and Mama Turtle E-Tank. Note that this can be done completely inbounds however since Wrongwarps are allowed and Grapple may not be acquired it is easier and faster to wrongwarp to Maridia Beach rather than getting there inbounds.

Grapple Beam Acquisition

The player has the option to obtain Grapple Beam without killing Crocomire and thus giving the player the option to have Grapple Beam for both suitless Lower Norfair and suitless Maridia. Making those sections conciderably more easy and way less punishing. One of the biggest benefits is arguably the fact that one cannot softlock in Colosseum if Grapple Beam is obtained. However skipping Crocomire and getting back out can be difficult but with a good setup it can be done consistently.

Recorded Runs

Since there are only very few of those and there is no leaderboard for this category, here is a list of recorded runs of RBMBO. Note that if players have finished multiple runs only the best one will be listed.

Runner Time Date Early Maridia (Y/N) Grapple Beam (Y/N) Notes
Ponk 2:21:53 Nov. 4. 2017 N N
Foosda 2:25:49 Feb. 4. 2016 Y N
BluePlasmaSpark 3:44:47 Nov. 4. 2017 Y Y