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Submission #1132: Sami's NES Gimmick! "best ending" in 09:59.63

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: Gimmick!
Game version: JAPAN
ROM filename: Gimmick! (J)
Branch: best ending
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 09:59.63
FrameCount: 35978
Re-record count: 18385
Author's real name: Sami Outinen
Author's nickname: Sami
Submitter: Sami
Submitted at: 2006-07-23 17:02:11
Text last edited at: 2006-07-28 21:52:02
Text last edited by: Bisqwit
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:

I had some lack of motivation but I'm finally done with this run!

Here are some notes about the run:

Level 1

I used the star for my advantage in many places. In the boss, I shot the fireball from the pervious room so that I could get the star ready faster.

Level 2

Some better star usage here. After picking up the secret item and riding the bird, I choose the lower path so I can use star which is faster. I used same kind of tactics in the boss as Nitsuja. I had to be slower though because the boss wasn't asleep anymore :P

Level 3

I couldn't use the same death-shortcut as Nitsuja because I had to get the secret item. I was a bit faster in the boss.

Level 4

Luck manipulation is very annoying in Gimmick! It took me a lot of rerecords to get the desired fireball from one of the enemies. I used a lot of shortcuts, and some small optimization in the boss.

Level 5

I used a lot of Nitsuja's tricks but I was able to make them a lot faster. I killed myself after getting the secret item, it's over 20 frames faster but seems bit boring. Again, boss was a bit faster.

Level 6

I came up with a little shortcut in the 4th room, I used star to go from the right side. And I was able to enter the secret room a bit faster this way. The last room before the boss was a lot faster than in Nitsuja's run. Minibosses were pain to manipulate. I came up with the idea to use the bomb first and it saved some frames. In the second miniboss, there's invisible wall so I can't just enter the pipe :/ Boss was greatly improved.

Level 7

I mounted the white monster-thingy earlier. Star was used a lot

And just to note that almost every room was faster when compared to Nitsuja's run (some were as fast as in Nitsuja's run).

Suggested screenshot frame: 29386

Thanks to...

Nitsuja: His run was great help when doing mine. Guybrush and Randil: They whipped some motivation into my lazy ass to finish my run :P And special thanks to Guybrush, he helped me with this submission text.

Enjoy! :)

adelikat: Excellent improvement. Accepting for publication.

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