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Submission #128: Contendo's NES Bram Stoker's Dracula in 15:09.15

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: Bram Stoker's Dracula
Game version:
ROM filename: Bram Stoker's Dracula.nes
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 15:09.15
FrameCount: 54549
Re-record count: 1137
Author's real name: JRF
Author's nickname: Contendo
Submitter: Contendo
Submitted at: 2004-07-23 19:36:19
Text last edited at: 2011-12-12 20:34:57
Text last edited by: Ilari
Download: Download (2736 bytes)
Status: decision: cancelled
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Author's comments and explanations:

There is one exception to "only items on the way." In one level I sacrifice a few seconds to rescue someone, but the next boss fight is faster because I get a better weapon during the fight.

I don't believe this game is very well known, so here it is in a nutshell. There are seven scenes. Each scene has two levels, Daytime and Nightime. In each Daytime level, you get the opportunity to rescue Van Helsing. At the end of each Nightime level is a battle with Dracula. When your weapon runs out, a refill automatically floats onto the screen. If you rescued Van Helsing, you get a better weapon here.

I think the movie is worth watching because it's played very fast, like all time attacks. In some fights with Dracula I allow my character to get as close as possible to Dracula without getting hurt, or I allow Dracula to come as close as possible before delivering the final hit. I kill a few enemies before they even come onto the screen. Another thing I try to do is allow some enemies to live just to make the challenge of dodging them or projectiles that they shoot.

I'm somewhat obsessive compulsive, and I try to make everything perfect. I used over 1000 re-records to make this video. But watching the final product was entertaining for me, and I hope it's entertaining for you too.

I'm cancelling this because I know I can do better.

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