This is my current PB. It sucks. And I got it during a 7 essence race where I was blind are dungeon 2, rather than during a 2 essence race. But hey, at least I have a 7 essence PB now. I'll probably be able to beat it by a couple hours next time I play.
Playing through Trax for the Gameboy. I could probably improve this a lot more if I wanted to speedrun it, but what's thepoint in speedrunning a game if there's no one to race with? This is one of the games HAL Laboratories made back before they made Kirby / Smash Bros.