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Submission #1967: BZero's SMS King's Quest: Quest for the Crown in 03:56.7

Console: Sega MasterSystem
Game name: King's Quest: Quest for the Crown
Game version: USA/Europe
ROM filename: King's Quest - Quest for the Crown (U) [!].sms
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 03:56.7
FrameCount: 14202
Re-record count: 5143
Author's real name: W.R.
Author's nickname: BZero
Submitter: BZero
Submitted at: 2008-05-04 19:46:50
Text last edited at: 2008-06-16 20:04:58
Text last edited by: adelikat
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:


My second TAS, and also my second TAS of a King's Quest port.

About the game

This game is a port of the original King's Quest, for the Sega Master System. Now, unlike the KQV port for the NES, the graphics in this port have actually been upgraded from the original rather than downgraded. This game also plays much faster than the KQV port, and it's much shorter, so I think this one really made for a better TAS than KQV did.

About the run

This is an any% run, as there are plenty of items you don't need to pick up in order to finish the game. I just got the bare essentials, except I also picked up the slingshot and the pebbles as it's faster to kill the giant than wait for him to fall asleep.


  • The aforementioned programming errors I abused aren't that many (only two, in fact), and I didn't save a whole lot of time by abusing them, but every frame counts, right? Anyway, you'll probably spot them, but in case you don't:
    • I crossed a river by walking behind a tree instead of using the bridge.
    • I entered the door leading to the long stairway from the back.
  • The witch was home when I entered her house. The only real difference this made to the run, was that I had to position myself a little differently when stealing her cheese, which was about five frames or so slower than if she hadn't been home. I could have "luck manipulated" her away, but that would have cost more time than I would have gained from it.
  • I know it looks like it's faster to walk around the table on the left side when acquiring the fiddle, but walking on the right side is actually a whopping four frames faster.

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.
  • You indicated King's Quest (UE) [!].sms
  • I updated it to King's Quest - Quest for the Crown (U) [!].sms

Truncated: I think this is cool, so I will accept it.

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