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Submission #1174: adelikat's SNES Super Punch-out!! in 15:58.0

Console: Super NES
Game name: Super Punch-out!!
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Super Punch-out!! (U) [!].smc
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 15:58.0
FrameCount: 57480
Re-record count: 7623
Author's real name: adelikat
Author's nickname: adelikat
Submitter: adelikat
Submitted at: 2006-09-01 01:25:11
Text last edited at: 2010-01-02 21:22:55
Text last edited by: adelikat
Download: Download (2047 bytes)
Status: decision: cancelled
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Author's comments and explanations:
adelikat: canceling due to improvements

This run is a mere 74 frames faster than the published run in real time and only a 0.18 sec different in game clock improvements. This however is a pretty significant improvement considering a) how competed this game is b) how possible these times are unassisted (many of these tas times have been done on a console by many, including me) c) Phil did an amazing job with his TAS.

3 opponents were improved, but only Nick was improved by using a new strat. There were minor real time improvements as well such as using the pause glitch more optimally, using the proper super punch to get the quickest knockdown animation (where it did not conflict with the fastest game clock time), and NOT using the pause glitch on piston hurricane (the same time can be achieved without it).

Also, I "lost" 16 frames at the beginning because I clicked the "cleared the sram" button before recording which Phil seemed to have not done. Phil's "dirty sram" oddly resulted in the title screen appearing 16 frames sooner.

There is rumor/speculation/indirect proof that Nick Bruiser's time could be improved, including an 8.05 screenshot and an avi no one seems to have anymore. I found no way to recreate this and am submitting it as is. Should anyone "discover" the secret to this elusive time, I could easily redo the final fight and resubmit.

Here are the times that I achieved:

The * are times that were improved from the current published run.

A quick explanation of the pause glitch: By stunning the opponent your super punch meter increases more but it takes time for it to increase, thereby delaying when you can super punch. Fortunately, when you pause the game, the meter continues to rise. So there are a few strategic places where pausing the game can significantly improve how quickly you can throw your first super punch.

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