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Submission #1864: Ferret Warlord's GBC Daikatana in 36:30.6

Console: Game Boy Color
Game name: Daikatana
Game version: Europe
ROM filename: Daikatana (E) (M3) (Eng-Fre-Ita) [C][!].gbc
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 36:30.6
FrameCount: 131436
Re-record count: 13373
Author's real name:
Author's nickname: Ferret Warlord
Submitter: Ferret Warlord
Submitted at: 2008-02-19 06:47:13
Text last edited at: 2008-05-30 14:54:36
Text last edited by: Ferret Warlord
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:
Returning from a two year absence, the Ferret comes back to kick some tail!

The Story So Far

The hero of the story, Hiro Miyamoto (no relation to Shigeru Miyamoto), haphazardly runs into various enemies in a vain attempt to make sense of the convoluted (and mostly filler) time travel plot he has been unwillingly caught up in. Don't worry about the text going by too fast to read: the story will make more sense if you just make it up as you go along. Trust me.

The Game

You can read up about the history of this infamous game here. The ROM for this version, which John Romero, the owner, has put on his web page for free, can be found here, as well as some additional first-hand comments.

The Movie

The movie is comprised of the game's four rather long levels; the last makes up about one third of the whole movie. Action and pacing are very good as long as it's not in a cut scene, which can become very long. I recommend fast forwarding through them as I ignore the text and are very slow and boring. Many tricks and glitches are employed, most common being damage boosting and a quirk in the engine that causes the player to move faster for a few frames when hugging a corner. Bosses go down insanely fast, so I consider them the highlight of the movie.

The Notes


NesVideoAgent: Hi! I am a robot. I took a few screenshots of this movie and placed them here.

Ferret Warlord: Nice picture of a not-yet-loaded weapons menu, NesVideoAgent. I'm actually surprised you failed to get something from the space cut scenes.

Screen shots trimmed to some of the more interesting, non-scrolling ones.

NesVideoAgent: Thanks for the help, Ferret Warlord!

adelikat: Not my favorite game but you seem to have won over enough of the audience. I grant thee an acceptance.

ccfreak2k: Processing the itty bitty game into an itty bitty video.

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