|SNES Super Metroid (JPN/USA) "real time" in 39:32.8 by hero of the day.|
|snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2008-03-02)|
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Obsoletes movie #793 (40:57.85)
Rating: 8.4 (21 votes)
|- Takes damage to save time|
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
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Super Metroid (1994) is widely considered to be the pinnacle of exploration-driven game design, and limits to the freedom of action it allows are yet to be found. As such, surprising improvements come from a lot of esoteric tricks and optimizations, quickly making seemingly optimal movies obsolete. This is hero of the day's second attempt at this game, improving his previous movie by 85 seconds. A good bulk of the improvement comes from skipping Torizo, implementing additional continuous walljumps, and better boss fights. As previously, only 18% of items are collected. As with most movies at TASvideos, this one aims for lowest frame count, as opposed to the lowest in-game time. By internal timer, it completes the game in 24 minutes and 16 seconds. Read about the specifics of in-game timing here. If you prefer going by the lowest in-game time, be sure to check Cpadolf's any% in 23:45.