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Submission #1522: laughing_gas & Walker Boh's NES Star Wars in 09:45.68

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: Star Wars
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Star Wars.nes
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 09:45.68
FrameCount: 35141
Re-record count: 4693
Author's real name: Jerry Yu & Hans Olsson
Author's nickname: laughing_gas & Walker Boh
Submitter: laughing_gas
Submitted at: 2007-04-16 17:09:09
Text last edited at: 2007-05-28 17:52:04
Text last edited by: adelikat
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:

Star Wars TAS by laughing_gas and Walker Boh

This is a TAS of the game Star Wars for the NES. It completes the game in 9:46, an improvement on Walker Boh's published run by 502 frames (8.367 seconds). Walker Boh is listed as co-author because I reused the parts of his TAS where you have to shoot down tie fighters in the first-person view. Honestly, he did a much better job with those parts than I ever could have done.

Most of the improvement comes from not picking up the advanced blaster in the first level, and thus skipping most of the level. Some more frames were saved through minor movement optimizations, including a new damage boost glitch that allows the character to be knocked back at high speed. However, a few frames were also lost due to using the weaker blaster during boss fights.

Emulator Settings

  • Emulator used: FCEU 0.98.15

Rom: Star Wars.nes


  • Aims for fastest time
  • Abuses programming errors
  • Takes damage to save time


Thanks to

  • Walker Boh for making the previous TAS of this game
  • Maximus for his TAS movie editor

Enjoy the run.

Truncated: I can't help but feel that the first-person segments should have been tried again instead of simply copying them and hoping that they are optimal. But in spite of this, the improvements elsewhere are big enough to warrant a publication.

adelikat: Processing.

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