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Submission #1925: Solon's SNES Run Saber in 14:54.5

Console: Super NES
Game name: Run Saber
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Run Saber (U) [!].smc
Emulator: ZSNES 1.51
Movie length: 14:54.5
FrameCount: 53670
Re-record count: 3435
Author's real name: Matt Bocian
Author's nickname: Solon
Submitter: BigBoct
Submitted at: 2008-04-08 16:00:55
Text last edited at: 2019-03-24 23:02:24
Text last edited by: adelikat
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:
Run Saber (SNES) beaten in 53670 frames, 14min 54.50sec

Run Saber is a pretty blatant rip-off of Strider, by Horisoft. It's still a lot of fun for that. Basic plot is that aliens have taken over the Earth, and the Run Sabers, two genetically enhanced soldiers, are the planet's only hope. This TAS, using Alow (the male Run Saber) clears the game in 14min 54.50sec, with input ending at frame 53670 and the final hit connecting 3 frames after.

This is an improvement of 1290 frames over my previous submission, which you can see here.

My goals were, in order of priority:

Recorded using ZSNES 1.51. Significant options:

All the stages are the same concept (Get from Point A to Point B, kill or avoid everything in your way) so there's no need to discuss them.

Future optimization possibilities:

Stage by stage optimization possibilities:

Stage 1 (Taj Base):

Stage 2 (Tong City)

Stage 3 (Jodvalley)

Stage 4 (Grey Fac)

Stage 5 (Bruford)

Things Which May Look Like Mistakes But Aren't:

Stage 2:

Stage 3:

Stage 4:

Stage 5:

Thanks to:

BoltR: After double checking the situation with Bisqwit, i'm accepting this run for publication
Solon: Nach seems to think it's significant to playing the ZMV, so here's my sound settings.

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