Tool-assisted game movies
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Submission #1633: Baxter's NES Tetris "Mode B" in 00:38.85

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: Tetris
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Tetris (U) [!].nes
Branch: Mode B
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 00:38.85
FrameCount: 2331
Re-record count: 5548
Author's real name: Lennart W.
Author's nickname: Baxter
Submitter: Baxter
Submitted at: 2007-07-19 20:14:13
Text last edited at: 2011-01-20 23:26:33
Text last edited by: Nahoc
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Status: published
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This movie clears the B mode of Tetris at level 19 and height 5. At this mode 25 lines must be cleared to finish the game. The goal of this movie is to finish the game as fast as possible, without leaving any blocks on the screen. It is a 701 frame (11.68 second) improvement of Chef Stef's run.

The main improvement is a better strategy, where more lines are completed at once. Initially, I was about 10 seconds faster, but then I noticed the number of blocks the level started with was an odd number, so it wasn't possible to clear all lines. This was very frustrating. It did mean that the actual number of blocks that you start out with was also manipulatable, which could be used in my advantage too. This is why in this movie, the tetris at the end actually clears four lines. Due to this, my second attempt was faster than my first, ending up with a 11.68 second improvement.

Enjoy :) Baxter

NesVideoAgent: Hi! I am a robot. I took a few screenshots of this movie and placed them here. Here goes! Feel free to clean up the list.

DeHackEd: Replaced ZIP with a new version. 2 frames improved.

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