Tool-assisted game movies
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Submission #1599: FODA's Genesis Altered Beast in 05:53.3

Console: Sega Genesis
Game name: Altered Beast
Game version: Japan/USA,r2
ROM filename: Altered Beast (REV 02) (JU) [!].smd
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 05:53.3
FrameCount: 21198
Re-record count: 1374
Author's real name: Mário de Almeida Azevedo Junior
Author's nickname: FODA
Submitter: nesrocks
Submitted at: 2007-06-15 03:05:11
Text last edited at: 2007-06-23 17:11:03
Text last edited by: adelikat
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:

This is a 2 players movie of Altered Beast, 28.26 seconds (1696 frames) faster than Dan's 1 player version.

It abuses a programming error so that you only need to see the transformation once per level (normally, you need to see it twice on 2 players). Without this alone, a 2 player run would be about 15 seconds slower (not counting other improvements) compared to a 1 player run, because of having to see both players transform.

Bosses memory addresses (HP):

  • 00FFE365 = 1st, 4th and 5th boss
  • 00FFE3A5 = 2nd boss
  • 00FFE377 = 3rd boss

adelikat: The verdict is "accepted for publication". The movie should have used the hardest difficulty setting by using B+Start at the title screen. An improved movie that does not use this will be rejected. As a result, an "improved" movie will be longer than this submission.

Also, I am encoding this movie.

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