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Submission #1873: Aqfaq's Genesis Immortal, The in 10:32.92

Console: Sega Genesis
Game name: Immortal, The
Game version: USA/Europe
ROM filename: Immortal, The (UE) [!].gen
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Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 10:32.92
FrameCount: 37975
Re-record count: 3224
Author's real name: Jaakko Järviniemi
Author's nickname: Aqfaq
Submitter: Aqfaq
Submitted at: 2008-02-26 23:47:54
Text last edited at: 2008-04-03 00:10:08
Text last edited by: adelikat
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:
The Immortal improved by about 1,5 minutes (5489 frames).

Thanks to Tool23 for the previous movie!

Some Explanations

This is the fastest possible route with my current knowledge. The movie utilizes some new tricks like using the amulet to bypass enemies and dying to respawn in desirable locations.

This game has very strange screen scrolling and inventory menu behavior. They seem to follow no logic. Seemingly random lag is also part of the mechanics of the game. Everyone who tries to record something precise with this game will learn that nothing seems to make sense in a frame-by-frame level. In other words, this game is improvable until somebody understands how everything really works. (Well, maybe that's the usual case anyway?)

Walkthrough

I made a list of all the important events. This list is meant to help people who want to improve the movie, so it does not explain all the details in the plot of the game. If some of these events can be skipped to save time, I would definitely enjoy seeing it.

Level 1

  1. Take Dunric's ring
  2. Take the scroll of fireballs
  3. Kill the goblin with a fireball
  4. Talk to the man to get a key
  5. Take the bag of bait
  6. Take the spores
  7. Take the water bottle
  8. Use the bag of bait to summon the worm, die and respawn in another room
  9. Take the scroll of charm
  10. Take the amulet
  11. Die in a pit to respawn in another room
  12. Use the amulet to open the exit

Level 2

  1. Take gem-1
  2. Use the charm spell on the wisps
  3. Take the stone
  4. Use the charm spell to make the wisps attack the goblins
  5. Take the bag of dust
  6. Use the spores
  7. Give water to the goblin king and get the key
  8. Use the bag of bait to summon the worm, die and respawn in the other end of the room
  9. Use the dust on the dwarf to get gem-2
  10. Use the stone and let the slime melt it to reveal gem-3
  11. Use the three gems to open the exit

Level 3

  1. Take the scroll of fireballs
  2. Kill the troll with a fireball
  3. Take the gem
  4. Use the amulet to bypass the enemy
  5. Kill the troll with a fireball
  6. Use the gem to activate the teleport, then exit

Level 4

  1. Talk to the man to get the magic carpet
  2. Use the magic carpet to fly through the rooms, then exit

Level 5

  1. Take the egg
  2. Buy the shrink potion and use it
  3. Die to respawn full-sized
  4. Take the scroll of fireballs
  5. Use a fireball to kill the bird and get the key
  6. Use the bag of bait to open the exit

Level 6

  1. Use the amulet to bypass the giant spider
  2. Take the bottle of alcohol and use it on the chest
  3. Take the scroll of leviation
  4. Levitate through the spider-infested tunnel, then exit

Level 7

  1. Give Dunric his ring to get a few spells
  2. Kill the traitor
  3. Lure the water monster to the whirpool

Level 8

  1. Take some more spells from the chest
  2. Use the spells to end the game

Movie Attributes

This movie does not manipulate luck. The previous movie has a false luck-manipulation tag. Also, the genre is not strategy.

  • Aims for fastest time
  • Abuses programming errors in the game (although it is hard to tell if the amulet trick is a "programming error"...)
  • Uses death to save time
  • Genre: Action
  • Genre: Adventure

Enjoy the improvement!


Truncated: Good show. Accepting.


NesVideoAgent: Hi! I am a robot. I took a few screenshots of this movie and placed them here. I'm not sure I got the right ROM though. (I tried Immortal, The (UE) [!].gen, which was the closest match to what you wrote.) Well, here goes! Feel free to clean up the list.
_Best screenshot ever:_
adelikat: Processing.

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