Factory default settings – continues are not allowed.
Special Rules: The only code permitted is the one that allows you to access 'Hard Mode.' This is done by holding 'Select' until the word 'Hard' appears under the title. This is entirely optional. The timer begins when select 'Run' on the Title Screen and ends when you lay the final blow on the Final Boss during this battle. If you do die as the Boss is defeated, you may continue forward until you defeat the Boss while remaining alive.
You must complete the game or your record attempt will be disqualified.