Tool-assisted game movies
When human skills are just not enough

Submission #1971: symbolic X's NES Total Recall in 06:53.58

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: Total Recall
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Total Recall (U) [!].nes
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 06:53.58
FrameCount: 24815
Re-record count: 1282
Author's real name: s. swinson
Author's nickname: symbolic X
Submitter: p0rtal_0f_rain
Submitted at: 2008-05-08 02:08:44
Text last edited at: 2008-05-25 02:37:46
Text last edited by: symbolic X
Download: Download (3221 bytes)
Status: decision: cancelled
Submission instructions
Discuss this submission (also rating / voting)
List all submissions by this submitter
List pages on this site that refer to this submission
View submission text history
Back to the submission list
Author's comments and explanations:
Just a reminder that a lot of people dislike this game due to the physics, the graphics (I call it GFX), and certain parts of the whole story being cut off. You been informed that the main character, Douglas Quaid, was played by the man who is currently the governor of California! Arnold Schwarzenegger, that is.

After I kept reviewing all the recent runs I submitted, I noticed that they're quick. However, majority of them would have flaws. I took care of majority of my flaws (including unnecessary small stops and punches that would slow the game down) and cleaned up more than I could dirty up. I saved 384 frames (6.4 seconds) off my third submission, making me able to settle at 6'53.

Same goals as usual:

  1. Aim for fastest time
  2. Take damage to save time
  3. Manipulate luck
  4. Abuse programming error(s) in this game
  5. Do not die (no death)
  6. Emulator: FCE ultra 0.98.25 (not yet tested with 0.98.14 or above, results may vary)

NesVideoAgent: Hi! I am a robot. I took a few screenshots of this movie and placed them here. Here goes! Feel free to clean up the list.

Bisqwit: Looks like it desynced though. Probably means I can't encode it either, should it be published.

Similar submissions (by title and categories where applicable):