oh I am playing the game on a real DS (lite to be exact) but that is where the problems are coming from, the lcd screens must have at least a 16 - 32 ms delay cause the game is just one colorful blur as I run through, I cannot time anything right because of that. if I WAS emulating I probably would not have this problem, cause then I could play on my tv that only has a 8 ms delay, or better yet a CRT monitor which has no delay at all.
have any suggestions still? If not that is fine.. I will just have to refrain from speedrunning this mario game. it is a fun game and I do not have any major blur issues until I start running.. the lcd just cannot cleanly keep up and the blur just destroys any skill I have and messes my eyes and head up big time. I think this is also known as "ghosting"