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Submission #1349: gocha's SNES Kirby's Dream Course in 1:11:36.52

Console: Super NES
Game name: Kirby's Dream Course
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Kirby's Dream Course (U) [!].smc
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Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 1:11:36.52
FrameCount: 257791
Re-record count: 48180
Author's real name: S.S.
Author's nickname: gocha
Submitter: gocha
Submitted at: 2006-11-19 22:01:35
Text last edited at: 2015-07-24 22:25:14
Text last edited by: adelikat
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Status: published
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Kirby's Dream Course TAS by gocha

This is my first run, and first submission.

Essentials

  • Aims for lowest score (primary goal), and fastest time
  • Takes damage to get lower score, or save time
  • Uses a game restart sequence

  • Emulator used is Snes9x 1.43 rerecording v9 (v17 is also supported)
  • Let the ROM run for a few seconds before playing the movie

  • Use WIP1 Timing: ON (IMPORTANT)
  • Allow Left+Right / Up+Down: ON (IMPORTANT)
  • Volume Envelope Height Reading: ON
  • Fake Mute desync workaround: OFF
  • Sync samples with sound CPU: ON

About the game

Kirby's Dream Course (known as カービィボウル in Japan) is a very innovative golf game. The game combines elements from the Kirby series (enemies, environments, and Kirby's ability to absorb skills) with the rules of golf, creating in a unique style of gameplay.

For details, see Wikipedia:Kirby's Dream Course

Don't be fooled, this game is harder than it looks.

About the run

My primary goal is to get the lowest score possible with the secondary goal of finishing the game as fast as possible. The following table shows the achieved scores.

Course Scores Total
Course 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
Course 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 9
Course 3 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 10
Course 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
Course 5 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 10
Course 6 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 9
Course 7 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
Course 8 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 9
Extra 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
Extra 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
Extra 3 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 10
Extra 4 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 10
Extra 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
Extra 6 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 9
Extra 7 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
Extra 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8

The final battle with Dedede is not necessary to unlock all of the secrets in the game, but it is required to see the ending, so I have included it for completeness sake. Besides, Kirby must defeat Dedede to fulfill his goal of restoring the beautiful starlit sky, right? I fight Dedede in normal mode rather than extra mode. In extra mode, Kirby deals half as much damage to Dedede, which prolongs the battle but makes it none the more interesting.

Improvable Holes

Thanks

  • Nanahocha: His beautiful walkthrough movie inspired me. I appreciate it.
  • Revned, wipe, zabon: Great players, who tried to get lowest score. Thank you very much.
  • Friend K.: Ninja, helped me in every respect.

Finally, I hope you enjoy the run!


Truncated: Very interesting show of ingenuity. As some people said, it is quite long, but it seems to be well liked despite that. Accepting for publication.


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