Tool-assisted game movies
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Submission #1572: mr_roberts_z's N64 Super Mario 64 "Coinless-Cannonless-Capless" in 1:03:10.8

Console: Nintendo 64
Game name: Super Mario 64
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Super Mario 64 (U) [!].z64
Branch: Coinless-Cannonless-Capless
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 1:03:10.8
FrameCount: 227448
Re-record count: 41305
Author's real name: Robert Z
Author's nickname: mr_roberts_z
Submitter: mr_roberts_z
Submitted at: 2007-05-19 22:15:36
Text last edited at: 2010-09-24 21:28:32
Text last edited by: Critical five
Download: Download (75718 bytes)
Status: decision: rejected
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Author's comments and explanations:
An attempt to collect every Coinless-Cannonless-Capless star in Super Mario 64. At first, this run aimed for minimum possible completion time, but soon after the run began, many star times became obsoleted. It was possible to match every frame count in the latest 120 star TAS, but the run would look very similar to said TAS, so, like the first 120 star TAS, I decided to sacrifice a few frames here and there to make the run entertaining and different from previous runs. It can probably be improved by at least a minute, but hopefully that won't happen for a while.

Emulator: Mupen 64 ReRecording Edition 0.5.0

Abuses programming errors

Aims to complete all stars possible to get without:

Thanks to:

You can view an online encode of this run by DeHackEd here

adelikat: According to the JudgeGuidelines:

Both of these point to rejection of this movie. The main problem is that it doesn't stand out beyond the 2 currently published movies to warrant a 3rd branch of this game.

While "CCC" may be a common unassisted playing goal, it fails to be an impressive TAS goal. If anything, because the goal itself is doable unassisted. "Extra" (runs other than any%, low%, 100%, or perhaps pacifist?) of games tend to have goals that would be thought impossible or at least impossible by human standards to achieve. Such as SMW's small only run, Metroid's no mini-boss run, or Nightmare on Elm Street's 4 player run.

Sorry, but I am rejecting this submission.

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