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Submission #1048: Kyrsimys's NES Kid Icarus in 23:55.68

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: Kid Icarus
Game version: USA/Europe
ROM filename: Kid Icarus (UE).nes
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 23:55.68
FrameCount: 86141
Re-record count: 5973
Author's real name: Olli Uuskoski
Author's nickname: Kyrsimys
Submitter: Kyrsimys
Submitted at: 2006-04-05 17:40:23
Text last edited at: 2006-04-05 21:38:21
Text last edited by: Bisqwit
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:
Allrighty, Kid Icarus time.

Kid Icarus is a pretty good platformer. Not too hard, not too easy but just nice. And pretty complex, too.

There is already a published version of this on the site, so I'll just tell you what I did differently than Sleepz:

Another thing to note:

I had to manipulate luck a little in the beginning of 3-3. It did not look very nice, but this is the fastest I could make it. It's not really any slower than Sleepz, maybe a few frames.

Overall Sleepz was very precise in his movie and most of my movie is almost identical to Sleepz's.

I suggest that if my movie is published, it replaces BOTH of the currently published movies. Bob Whoops's 100% version should be removed from the site because it does not meet its goals i.e. it's not really a 100% run and it does not get the best ending. The quality of playing is also pretty poor from today's perspective. If the movie was submitted today, it would be rejected immediately. I am not planning on making a 100% run.

This movie was made using fceu-0.98.13-rerecording and it:

I'd like to thank the guys at #nesvideos for supporting me. A big thanks to Sleepz, the author of the previous run and also to tmont, the author of the Kid Icarus speed run (available at SDA). He helped me with his speedrun and also by contacting me and making me aware of a few things.

Please ask if you have any questions.

EDIT: Oh and Sleepz's run is 25:10 long, so my movie is 1:14 faster.

Bisqwit: Does what it promises, beats an existing movie, and introduces new techniques. Accepting.

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