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Submission #2309: AngerFist's SMS Mickey Mouse - Castle Of Illusion in 15:42.78

Console: Sega MasterSystem
Game name: Mickey Mouse - Castle Of Illusion
Game version: USA/Europe V1.1
ROM filename: Mickey Mouse - Castle of Illusion (UE) (V1.1) [!].sms
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 15:42.78
FrameCount: 56567
Re-record count: 4419
Author's real name: Yashar Nasirian
Author's nickname: AngerFist
Submitter: AngerFist
Submitted at: 2009-07-05 00:50:07
Text last edited at: 2012-07-10 17:49:08
Text last edited by: Guga
Download: Download (4198 bytes)
Status: decision: cancelled
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Movie features

  • Emulator used: dega-1.15-win32
  • Aims for fastest time.
  • Takes damage to save time.


"Once upon a mouse... Welcome to Vera City, where life is joyful, and everyone lives in peace. All but one, that is. One who is jealous of Minnie's beauty and popularity-the witch Mizrabel..."

"... Who one day came on her broom and swept Minnie away. Mickey was taken by surprise. He did the only thing he could. He chased after the witch Mizrabel all the way to the..." Castle of Illusion! :)

About the run

When you see this movie, I think you will share my view that the theme of this game clearly is about chocolate, cake, pencil, A B C letters and stuff like that :) I think the creators of this game really wanted to make this a "joyful" and pleasant game for young children. I decided to TAS this game as its one of my childhood gaming memories and I think it makes a decent effort for submission. It was fairly easy to TAS this game. Mickey's somewhat slow starting momentum was sometimes slightly annoying. As far as I am concerned, there arent many tricks involved in this game other than the ladder trick and 1-frame zipping. The ladder trick involves having a ladder up at the screen and where you can jump high and grab the ladder's highest point. Once the screen has stopped scrolling upwards, you can stand on a ladder and jump on it and reach the nearest platform instead of climbing. Some parts may seem slow but I tested many different approaches without succeeding. Someetimes I was annoyingly 1 or 2 pixel away from reaching certain platforms earlier. All in all, it was a pleasant experience for me.

I don't know whats up with Dega but the rerecord count is not 4419 (it is obviously much higher but whatever). Enjoy!

Truncated: I am taking the liberty of 1) putting in version in the ROM name, because this movie only syncs on V1.1, and 2) cancelling this movie, since Angerfist has said he will redo it and possible improvements were posted in the submission thread.

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