Tool-assisted game movies
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Submission #1939: Samoht's GBA Ms Pacman in 06:26.4

Console: Game Boy Advance
Game name: Ms Pacman
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Namco Museum (U) [f1] (FACRASH).gba
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 06:26.4
FrameCount: 23184
Re-record count: 1172
Author's real name: Tom A.
Author's nickname: Samoht
Submitter: Samoht
Submitted at: 2008-04-16 16:32:17
Text last edited at: 2012-06-12 17:42:29
Text last edited by: Ilari
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Status: decision: cancelled
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Hello, welcome to my first SERIOUS tool-assisted speedrun. It is a 9-level run of Ms Pacman, like my previous TAS.

First of all, For those who don't know, Ms Pacman is a game in which you must play through different levels in the form of a maze, and collect all of the dots before the ghosts eat you. I chose Ms Pacman as a game because I like it alot, it isn't too complicated to TAS, and there were no submissions of it (aside from my previous one). I personally do not believe that it is one of those "boring to watch" games, though others might differ in opinion. Now, I know that there are actually about 139 levels total before the game bugs and erases the walls and makes it impossible to beat, but I believe that level 9 is the last intended level since it is the last level before the "junior" cutscene, which is the last one in the game. Besides, who would want to watch a 139-level Ms Pacman TAS?

I made this run as an attempt to beat out my previous TAS of it, which I admit wasn't too good. Fortunately, I not only beat it. I crushed it by 28 seconds. This was thanks to much better routes, being alot more careful, eating less ghosts, and, probably most of all, a glitch that allows you to pass through ghosts. This glitch is done by turning towards a ghost at frame perfect timing, so its very tricky in real time, and great for TAS. Well, that's all I have to say. Enjoy!

NesVideoAgent: Hi! I am a robot. I took a few screenshots of this movie and placed them here. Oh! I also corrected the ROM name.

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