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Submission #1683: Cardboard's NES Wizards & Warriors "reuse levels" in 09:35.42

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: Wizards & Warriors
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Wizards & Warriors (U).nes
Branch: reuse levels
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 09:35.42
FrameCount: 34525
Re-record count: 15309
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Author's nickname: Cardboard
Submitter: Cardboard
Submitted at: 2007-08-30 08:30:08
Text last edited at: 2007-09-12 19:43:09
Text last edited by: Cardboard
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:

This run is a 76 seconds improvement, 4559 frames, over Walker Boh's old run which re-uses levels. The run itself is 34525 frames long, 09:35.42 minutes.

It doesn't introduce anything new that wasn't used in my full TAS of this game.

This run of Wizards & Warriors uses the re-use levels trick, where the player cuts through the forest in level 5 to return to level 1, and instead of playing the castle levels, re-plays level 1 - 3. Killing the level 3 boss makes the player complete the game. This also makes the player complete one level less than done in the full run, since level 6 does not have a boss.

The 4 first levels are re-played, and eventually faster than they were in my full TAS, so they are NOT identical to my other run. The first 4 levels are about 500 frames faster than in the full TAS. The replayed levels looks different than the first time I went through them due to changed luck manipulation, or different routes (Such as the one in level 2, which could not be done the first time around, but was a lot faster).

Not much to say other than that I discovered that the game has a 30-isch frame rule at the end of each level that I was not aware of during the creation of the full TAS.

Mostly thanks to phunqsauce for watching through all the WIPs all the time and giving me some suggestions.


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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.

Bisqwit: One update to Trollkarlar Och Krigare by Kartong coming here. The author fixed a sync bug.

adelikat: Accepting for publication as an improvement to the published "reuse levels" movie.

adelikat: Processing.

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