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Submission #1860: Krocketneo's SNES Gradius 3 in 28:24.0

Console: Super NES
Game name: Gradius 3
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Gradius III (U) [!].smc
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 28:24.0
FrameCount: 102240
Re-record count: 1805
Author's real name:
Author's nickname: Krocketneo
Submitter: Krocketneo
Submitted at: 2008-02-16 23:41:42
Text last edited at: 2008-03-20 17:17:38
Text last edited by: ccfreak2k
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:

About this run

This is my second attempt.

Gradius 3 completed in arcade mode.

This is 45 second improvement than my cancelled submission.

This is 56 second improvement than Tviks publushed movie.

This is 1 miniute 59 second improvement than Warps published movie.

General Info

Emulator used: SNES9X v1.43+ rerecording v9

  • Aims for fastest time
  • Kill almost every enemy
  • Uses no warps
  • Play at hardest level
  • Genre: Shooter

About this game

Playing at arcade have to press A rapidly for a short moment. Unlike in Adelikat's Gradius run, Gradius 3 doesn't use many speed upgrade. You can choose your Type of weapons, or your custom weapon. I don't use missile in this run, it causes lag. I don't use reduce in this run, it makes the game too easy. I used standard options to create the pattern like in Adelikat's Gradius run to turn this game into art form, and fast boss fight with E-Laser. There are 10 stages in this game. I used E-Laser to quickly take out the boss than other lasers. I skipped the bonus stage, its boring. If I have 3 or more options, option eater will appear in Stage 2, 4, 5, and 6. If the option eater touches your options, it get taken away, so avoid it at all cost. If I have 2 or less options, option eater will not appear.


Better boss fight, lag reduction, better use of options

I think it will obsolete both published movie.

Youtube Video

Part 1: http://youtube.com/watch?v=nz2VriCqWe0

Part 2: http://youtube.com/watch?v=HYo9D4gCrrI

Part 3: http://youtube.com/watch?v=4XZ0Ry2h_Ao

Part 4: http://youtube.com/watch?v=ouci78xgrp4

Part 5: http://youtube.com/watch?v=PWkhZ-yPc8E


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.

adelikat: Accepting for publication as an improvement to _both_ published movies.

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