After trying to re-speed run the game myself, I found out how interminally long Spark and Yamato Man stages are...so, I altered a few things around so that you CAN access the early shortcuts in the first half of the stage with just the Power Stone rather than the Knight Crush which would have necessitated going to Knight Man first, losing a lot of time. However, the items found on these paths are still locked up tight with Knight Crush blocks, either that or the requirement for the Knight Crush moved elsewhere as detailed below:
- Modified a bit more of Magnet Man’s stage so you don’t have to use a jump enabling upgrade twice to reach the Rush Jet.
- Changed Spark Man stage to enable speed runners with Power Stone to get through the first half quickly while still blocking off the Weapon Tank with Knight Crush blocks.
- Changed Yamato Man stage to enable speed runners with Power Stone to get through the first half quickly while still blocking off the Weapon Tank with the necessity of Rush Jet; changed the block further in the level for the path leading to the Energy Tank to a Knight Crush block instead.