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Submission #2009: computerbird's GBA Megaman Zero 3 in 58:00.98

Console: Game Boy Advance
Game name: Megaman Zero 3
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Megaman Zero 3 (U).gba
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 58:00.98
FrameCount: 208859
Re-record count: 12551
Author's real name: 姚若谷
Author's nickname: computerbird
Submitter: computerbird
Submitted at: 2008-06-13 10:04:41
Text last edited at: 2008-07-13 01:12:12
Text last edited by: DeHackEd
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:
Hello everyone.I'm computerbird,a chinese player.This is my first tool-assisted movie,and this movie is 9406 frames faster than the published movie by Xaphan.

Game objectives

  • Emulator used: VBAR 1.72 v20
  • Aim for fastest time
  • Takes damage to save time
  • Do not die
  • Do not use any Cyber-elves
  • Do not care about collecting Secret Disks (except Quick Charge)
  • Manipulates luck
  • Abuses programming errors(?) in the game


About Game Logo

For real-time attack,I have used ABSs to pass the logo to save time.

About Weapen choise

  • Buster shot:A good weapon with kill enemys,but few use in Boss battle.
  • Z-Saber:Main weapon of zero,can give boss a high damege in a short time.But also it causes 4 frames of delay with one hit,so I don't use it more to kill enemys.
  • Recoil rod:A good weapon for high jump,very useful in some stage.
  • Shield:Maybe many people think it is no use,but with EXskills ,it will give you a “pleasantly surprised”.

About EXskills

  • GaleAttack:can hit 1-3 times with 6HP(Boss) a time,even takeing it too late,but very useful in final stage.
  • SaberSmash:we can taking it at first time,and it very useful in Boss battle
  • SpiltHeavens:combo skill,usually use it after charged saber slash
  • Throwblade:sometimes use it to instead of triple saber slash

Buster shot:

  • Burstshot:good skill,sometime very useful.
  • BlizzrdArrow:a strange skill,but very useful in the stage "Desert Of Dusk"
  • ReflectLaser:no use
  • V-shot:no use

Recoil rod:

  • 1000slash:no use
  • SoulLauncher:no use

Boomerang Shield:

  • ShieldSweep:I want use it in vs Omega Final,but when I got there,I find it no use...so I waste 2frames to open it >_<
  • OrbiteShield:useful skill,can insdead of uncharged buster shot and it looks "beautiful".

About combo

Here I give a list to show zero's skill combo,we can combo in low level to high level but not high level to low level,and some of the skill in same level,also can combo:

  • level 1:Uncharged buster shot,OrbiteShield
  • level 2:Charged saber slash,GaleAttack,BlizzrdArrow(only the firs and second shot)
  • level 3:SpiltHeavens,Throwblade
  • level 4:SaberSmash

edit:Buster shot skill can't combo with Buster shot skill.

About programming errors

When we use dash jump,we can only press button A to continou it,and there is no sound of dash,when we use this dash jump,any topographty have no effact on zero.

edit:I think this is a bug,and it can use in MMZ4 too.

Stage by stage comments

The path would exactly be:

--Intro Stage --Weapon Regeneration Factory --Aegis Volcano Base --Maritime Highway Ruins --Old Residential Section --Missile Factory --Anatrey Forest --Ice Frontline Base --Desert Of Dusk --Area X-2 --Snow Field --Energy Facility --Gigantic Elevator --Sunken Library --Sub-Neo-Arcadia --Underground Laboratory

I shall describe briefly each level and their boss:

Intro Stage (Omega)

The intro stage is pretty simple,not much more to say about,only kill a lot of enemies to get a high rank.And I let omega to use "helo attack",in order to some different with Xaphan.

Weapon Regeneration Factory (Hellbat Schilt)

Choise this stage at first only for the EXskill,and I think don't let boss disappeared will more faster.

Aegis Volcano Base (Blazin Flizard)

Not too much to say about...I only changed the mode of combo.

Maritime Highway Ruins (Childre Inarabitta)

I changed the way,and use recoil rod more perfect

Old Residential Section (Deathtanz Mantisk)

Too many way in this stage,but I think Xaphan's choies is the best,so I don't change it.The most frams I have saved is in mid boss battle.

Missile Factory (Crea & Prea)

This stage is not very hard either...Also,save many frames in boss battle.

Anatrey Forest (Hanumachine R)

I only changed the mode of combo in boss battle.

Ice Frontline Base (Blizzack Stagroff)

I have chosen this stage befor the stage Desert Of Dusk in order to taking the EXskill BlizzrdArrow.I need the EXskill in next stage.

Desert Of Dusk (Anubis Necromancess)

I saved too many frames in vs mid boss and boss... BlizzrdArrow really very useful in this stage.

Area X-2 (Copy X-2)

Not so hard,and I have saved more time in the second zone.

Snow Field (Glacier Le Cactank)

I like this stage very much,and the most important thing is:we can read the 003 chip by ourselves,there is no need to let Cerveau to read it......

Energy Facility (Cubit foxtar)

This stage is too long...and I saved too many frames in vs mid boss.

Gigantic Elevator (Tretista Kelverian)

I think it is the HARDEST stage in this game.The boss is hardest,and the elevator part is hard too,it is too long......I have chosen this stage befor the stage Sunken Library in order to taking the EXskill GaleAttack,because I need open it befor the stage Sub-Neo-Arcadia.Most frame I have saved is in the elevator part.

Sunken Library (Volteel Biblio)

Not too much to say...Only manipulate the 4 doors...

Sub-Neo-Arcadia (Crea & Prea 2)

Even I want to fight with Phantom,but he is not in the right way,so I have chosen not to fight him.The Baby Elves is easy,indeed no need manipulate...

Underground Laboratory (Omega, Omega Final, Omega ZERO)

The last stage,I killed every boss less than 400 frames except Tretista Kelverian,Omega and Omega Final.They have too much hp and the GaleAttack can't hit them...

Other comments

  • Final time in game:22'20
  • Thanks Xaphan's movie,I knew you like this game very much,and I like this game very much,too.
  • Next game is MMZ4,and I plan to tasing all the game of MMZ~~
  • Very important thing:I'm not good at English,so maybe there are too many mistakes in this article,so if you find some mistake,please tell me and help me rectify it,thanks.
  • Finally,enjoy the run.

<EDIT>VBAR V20 have too many bugs...next time I will use v19.3

Bisqwit: Uncancelled the submission.

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 Megaman Zero 3(U).gba
  • I updated it to Megaman Zero 3 (U).gba

adelikat: Accepted as an improvement to the published movie.

DeHackEd: Mencoder approves.

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