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Submission #2055: Uintathere's Genesis Shadow Of The Beast in 12:30.23

Console: Sega Genesis
Game name: Shadow Of The Beast
Game version: USA/Europe
ROM filename: Shadow of the Beast (UE) [!].bin
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 12:30.23
FrameCount: 45014
Re-record count: 857
Author's real name: Richard B.
Author's nickname: Uintathere
Submitter: Uintathere
Submitted at: 2008-08-14 16:45:06
Text last edited at: 2011-12-07 19:46:27
Text last edited by: Ilari
Download: Download (2281 bytes)
Status: decision: rejected
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Author's comments and explanations:
I used Gens Movie 9f, I haven't changed any emulator settings. I take damage to save time.

Shadow of the Beast is a game with gorgeous graphics and awesome music. The gameplay is a little harsh, not giving you a lot of time to attack enemies before being attacked yourself, and having many different paths you could follow, most of them being the wrong ones.

I recorded this TAS over 2 years ago, and there still isn't a SotB run on here, so here it is. I don't know of any glitches in this game, so this is a straightforward speed run. This was fairly straightforward to make after looking at guides to plan the route, the main challenge was finding out where to save time by trading damage.

Here are a few notes I made when I recorded this, with time stamps for reference:

All in all, a satisfying and entertaining run. A fun game, especially when played with save states.

NesVideoAgent: Hi! I am a robot. I took a few screenshots of this movie and placed them here. I'm not sure I got the right ROM though. (I tried Shadow of the Beast (UE) [!].gen, which was the closest match to what you wrote.) Well, here goes! Feel free to clean up the list.

mmbossman: Several comments in the discussion thread mention possible improvements to this run; I especially noticed the possibility for improved health management. However, the game itself is interesting, and a more optimized version would likely make a good addition to the TASvideos collection. Rejecting this, and good luck on your next try!

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