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Submission #1914: adelikat's Genesis Contra - The Hard Corps "secret ending" in 04:57.28

Console: Sega Genesis
Game name: Contra - The Hard Corps
Game version: JPN
ROM filename: Contra - The Hard Corps (J) [!].bin
Branch: secret ending
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 04:57.28
FrameCount: 17837
Re-record count: 15837
Author's real name: adelikat
Author's nickname: adelikat
Submitter: adelikat
Submitted at: 2008-04-02 16:46:13
Text last edited at: 2010-01-03 01:34:05
Text last edited by: adelikat
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:
This movie improves Ash Williams' movie by 131 frames.

Like his movie this gets the shortest possible ending, uses fang and uses the J ROM.

Note: I did test to see if 2 players would be faster. But it turns out they aren't. 2 players means each players weapon does less damage. Unfortunately fang's D weapon is most affected by this (over a 60% decrease as opposed to 20-30% decreases for all other weapons). Having another player cannot compensate for the power loss of this weapon.

Improvements

  • A new trick to increase sliding speed when sliding off ledges
  • Better luck manipulation on the poles in level 1
  • Better boss fights in the arena

Level 1 - improved by 72 frames Level 2 - improved by 3 frames Level 3 - improved by 56 frames

Summary

  • Takes damage to save time
  • Abuses programming errors in the game
  • Manipulates luck
  • Genre: Shooter

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