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Submission #1710: Cardboard's GB Metroid 2 - Return Of Samus "100%" in 49:22.82

Console: Game Boy
Game name: Metroid 2 - Return Of Samus
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Metroid II - Return of Samus (UE) [!].gb
Branch: 100%
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 49:22.82
FrameCount: 177769
Re-record count: 37459
Author's real name:
Author's nickname: Cardboard
Submitter: Cardboard
Submitted at: 2007-09-24 21:56:28
Text last edited at: 2007-10-07 20:26:21
Text last edited by: adelikat
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:

First of all, I use VBA19 because VBA20 sucks monkey fleas for TASing GB-games. Not the fact that it count frames like a drunk 8-year old, but the fact that it messes up the graphics when state saving (Rendering frames ahead and stuff). I posted about this in the VBA-forums but got no response so I decided to use VBA19 where I won't have to go insane and quit TASing because of a stupid emulator. Thank you for your understanding.

The run

This run is 177769 frames long (49 minutes 22.817 seconds), 21337 frames (5 minutes 55.616667 seconds) faster than the previous run. It has basically the same route (The only real difference is when getting all the beams) as the previous run, so all frames are gained by optimized movements, Metroid-fights, missile-planning etc. Just like the previous run, this one collects all beams in the same area rather than collecting them along the way.

I kill the Omegas by shooting them in their backs to save time (I am almost 100% sure that it is faster, but if it isn't, then I save time when I skip the last refueling station).

Thanks to

Suggested Screen

Found at frame 173958. That sequence might have some better frames, so feel free to suggest.

NesVideoAgent: Hi! I am a robot. I took a few screenshots of this movie and placed them here. Oh! I also replaced the ROM name.
Claimed for encoding.

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