So I thought I'd post a video that shows the 9000 point elevator board (Or rather whats required to get 9k on a lvl 5 + Spring board)
I used 2 save states
The first one was used to try get a particular fireball... or rather get the fireball to do a particular move which was to come down just as I grabbed the lower prize so i could leech him while I jumped back onto the elevator, then while on the elevator leech him again another two times as we both ascended, the difference in speed while climbing made it (*Probably*) not possible to get another leech in?
That's when I used the second save state because it took over an hour just to get that set up and I didn't want to keep trying it over and over until everything fell into place so it is kinda cheating
It then took another couple dozen attempts to get the second part of the board to work.
Anyway the whole point is to show that 9000 is possible just really really unlikely.
Maybe there are 1 or 2 hundred points still left on the board? or more?
There is a bounty for it though during the DKO's (Mr Cunningham