Tip: When determining a time limit, remember that players won't be as familiar with the level as you are. If you normally complete the level with around 100s left on the timer, others might run out of time on their first try.
This patch lets the player play freely in the title screen level, rather than having a prerecorded movie play. In case of death, the level will just restart (with two different options: play the death animation and restart, or restart right away. The first option requires AddmusicK or the death song will be wrong). The file select menu will appear once a certain button(s) is pressed (by default, start or select). Check the asm file for the customization options.
Idea by crm0622.
(By the way, it's compatible with the retry patch, but there'll be no prompt/instant retry during the title screen).