I recently wrote an article pleading with Nintendo to add microtransactions to Mario Odyssey, specifically to help me beat the Jump Rope Genius challenge - which asked players to get 100 successful jumps in a row, a task that was proving too difficult for me. But that was before I figured out THE ULTIMATE SECRET TO BEATING THAT CHALLENGE. And now I share it with all of you...
I've heard it a million times - "the moped has a consistent jump height regardless of how hard or long you hold the buttons and therefore gives you an advantage." But you need to consider this: I'm really bad at driving the moped and I usually mess up and immediately get a "Miss" on the jump rope, so it sucks.
Listen - lots of people will tell you "the outfit choice doesn't actually affect gameplay," but they're DEAD WRONG. Think about it - is Mario going to be more aerodynamic in a business suit, or wearing nothing but his undies? OBVIOUSLY just the undies - no extra fabric weighing him down, creating wind resistance, and generally acting as an uncomfortable dressing to be physically active in.
"But why the clown hat and wig?" you might also ask. Here's the thing - clowns are INCREDIBLY acrobatic and lithe, able to do all kinds of pratfalls and complex physical movements as smoothly as possible. After all, that's a pretty good portion of their jobs! So take the essence of that (exemplified in the clown hat and wig) and dump the part that slows clowns down - the actual baggy clown outfit.
In the end, you have the PERFECT outfit for jump rope.
Haha man, what a loser you'd have to be to do that.
Basically just enter a fugue state where you don't really feel like you're in your body, let alone responsible for the movements and actions its taking. You're more like an outside observer who can only passively watch events unfold.
It's that simple! The little sound effect of a Power Moon appearing should zap you back to your body, which will cause you to mess up almost immediately, topping you out at exactly 108 jumps.
Note that you will literally never be able to repeat this ever again. This happened to you ONCE after like 9 hours of on-and-off attempts, and you only got it once you more or less threw your hands in the air and said "fuck it" and stopped actually caring. I don't actually have any meaningful advice beyond "find a rhythm and pray to God you don't mess up" but that wouldn't really have been substantial enough to justify an article.
If you're still having trouble with this challenge, I highly recommend getting insanely mad at it for hours and then hearing someone on Twitter tell you to randomly hit jump during the last 50 jumps and getting EVEN MADDER that someone NOT EVEN TRYING has finished this and you can't, and then give up all hope and give it one last shot anyhow. And then you'll get it. Maybe.