Valley of Bowser 2

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Valley of Bowser 2
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โ† Valley of Bowser 1 ~ Valley of Bowser 3 โ†’
Powerups Mushroom.png Feather.png
Lunar Dragon Dragoncoin.png
Goal Times
Normal Secret
96 Exit 379 314
All Castles 379
No Starworld 314
95 Exit, No Cape 378 313
No Cape, No Starworld 313
Lunar Dragon 357 295

Normal Exit

96 Exit & All Castles

The koopa after the first flight walks slower in All Casles, leaving a smaller window to land behind it.

Video: Valley of Bowser 2 Normal Exit - Cape, Yoshi Source: Sten

95 Exit, No Cape

The delay at the beginning gets the sandbar into a good position.

Video: Valley of Bowser 2 Normal Exit - No Cape, Yoshi Source: Sten

Lunar Dragon

Video: Valley of Bowser 2 Normal Exit - Lunar Dragon Source: Umari0

Secret Exit

Sandbar clip saves 12.87 seconds over the normal strat, however it is a *2 frame trick, and spin jumping early kills mario, while spin jumping late will just not get the clip.

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๐Ÿ‘€ Visual Cue:
To get sandbar clip, duck, then spinjump when the sandbar is at this height. The two dots in the dirt block on the right make a good visual cue.

To be more specific, there are 2 guaranteed frames to clip through the sandbar. Because of the fickle nature of Mario's y-subpixel, there is a chance that one or both of the 2 frames before these 2 guaranteed frames won't kill Mario, but get the sandbar clip as well.
There's effectively a 1/8 chance only the 1st of the two early frames before the guaranteed frames clips through, a 1/8 chance only the 2nd frame before the guaranteed frames clips through, and a 1/16 chance that both can clip Mario through; in total, this gives a 3/16 (18.75%) chance that hitting the spin jump one or two frames early will still clip Mario through.
This phenomenon also leads to a paradox where one sandbar attempt can be successful, while another attempt that spin jumps later can have Mario die.

Cape Categories

No Sandbar Clip

Grabbing the backup cape loses no time if you already decided to not do sandbar.

Video: Valley of Bowser 2 Secret Exit - Cape, Grab Backup Cape (No Sandbar) Source: SilverStar6609

Video: Valley of Bowser 2 Secret Exit - Cape (No Sandbar) Source: Sten

Sandbar Clip

Video: Valley of Bowser 2 Secret Exit - Cape (Sandbar Clip) Source: Sten

Video: Sandbar Clip Tutorial Source: Bramz

Double Sandbar Clip

The clip in room 3 saves about a second.

Video: Valley of Bowser 2 Secret Exit - Cape (Double Sandbar Clip) Source: SilverStar6609

No Cape Categories

The jump up to the secret exit is luck based. If you miss it, just wait for the sandbar to rise and use it to jump up.

No Sandbar Clip

Video: Valley of Bowser 2 Secret Exit - No Cape (No Sandbar) Source: Sten

Sandbar Clip

Video: Valley of Bowser 2 Secret Exit - No Cape (Sandbar Clip) Source: Sten

Double Sandbar Clip

The clip in room 3 lets you avoid the luck jump.

Video: Valley of Bowser 2 Secret Exit - No Cape (Double Sandbar Clip) Source: SilverStar6609

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๐Ÿ‘€ Visual Cue:
For the room 3 sandbar clip, Mario's subpixel should be manipulated by letting go of right around this spot before Mario passes the wall.

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๐Ÿ‘€ Visual Cue:
Hold left when the sandbar is at this height to get the room 3 sandbar clip. Like the first sandbar clip, this one is a two frame trick and the punishment for missing it is death.


List of Levels
Yoshi's Island Yoshi's Island 1 ~ Yoshi's Island 2 ~ Yoshi's Island 3 ~ Yoshi's Island 4 ~ Yellow Switch Palace ~ Iggy's Castle
Donut Plains Donut Plains 1 ~ Donut Plains 2 ~ Donut Plains 3 ~ Donut Plains 4 ~ Green Switch Palace ~ Donut Ghost House ~ Donut Secret 1 ~ Donut Secret 2 ~ Donut Secret House ~ Morton's Castle
Vanilla Dome Vanilla Dome 1 ~ Vanilla Dome 2 ~ Vanilla Dome 3 ~ Vanilla Dome 4 ~ Red Switch Palace ~ Vanilla Ghost House ~ Vanilla Secret 1 ~ Vanilla Secret 2 ~ Vanilla Secret 3 ~ Vanilla Fortress ~ Lemmy's Castle
Twin Bridges Butter Bridge 1 ~ Butter Bridge 2 ~ Cheese Bridge Area ~ Cookie Mountain ~ Soda Lake ~ Ludwig's Castle
Forest of Illusion Forest of Illusion 1 ~ Forest of Illusion 2 ~ Forest of Illusion 3 ~ Forest of Illusion 4 ~ Blue Switch Palace ~ Forest Ghost House ~ Forest Secret Area ~ Forest Fortress ~ Roy's Castle
Chocolate Island Chocolate Island 1 ~ Chocolate Island 2 ~ Chocolate Island 3 ~ Chocolate Island 4 ~ Chocolate Island 5 ~ Choco-Ghost House ~ Chocolate Secret ~ Chocolate Fortress ~ Wendy's Castle
Valley of Bowser Sunken Ghost Ship ~ Valley of Bowser 1 ~ Valley of Bowser 2 ~ Valley of Bowser 3 ~ Valley of Bowser 4 ~ Valley Ghost House ~ Valley Fortress ~ Larry's Castle ~ Front Door ~ Back Door
Star World Star World 1 ~ Star World 2 ~ Star World 3 ~ Star World 4 ~ Star World 5
Special World Gnarly ~ Tubular ~ Way Cool ~ Awesome ~ Groovy ~ Mondo ~ Outrageous ~ Funky