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Submission #2311: arukAdo's PCECD Castlevania - Rondo Of Blood in 25:03.72

Console: TurboGrafx 16 CD
Game name: Castlevania - Rondo Of Blood
Game version: JPN
ROM filename: Akumajou Dracula X Chi no Rondo (J).cue
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Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 25:03.72
FrameCount: 89962
Re-record count: 31233
Author's real name: GAD
Author's nickname: arukAdo
Submitter: arukAdo
Submitted at: 2009-07-05 23:32:33
Text last edited at: 2010-01-12 02:34:02
Text last edited by: arukAdo
Download: Download (13696 bytes)
Status: decision: cancelled
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Author's comments and explanations:
Lets get back to the root of evil, this game is the prequel to Symphony Of The Night, its the first castlevania using cdrom, and was never release in usa / europe.
There is a SNES port of this game called Dracula X (or Vampire Kiss in pal version), but its nowhere near his big brother.


Summary

  • Aim For Fastest Time
  • Use a Suboptimal Route (Regular Stages only)
  • Takes Damage To Save Time
  • Manipulates Luck
  • First submission featuring mc2 mednafen
  • Emulator used: Mednafen Mednafen-RR revision 249 (mc2)
  • Unofficial Encodes [1]
  • Frames:89962 Lag:xxxx Re-records:31233


Notes



Long story for short: maria should go faster (any% is half done as i wrote this), and shes also faster in the 100% run, so whe wanted a richter run
Richter run start to be different than maria directly after the first boss
The key subweapon seem to be the most powerfull (x2 whip damage...), also richter look like chuck norris and it surely is hilarous to see him key-to-death most bosses (and dracula!)

Ram Watch

Copy/Paste this in notepad and save as watch.wch, then load in mednafen

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00000 00000094 b s 0 hearts
00001 00000098 b s 0 health
00002 00000093 b s 0 weapon
00003 00001E10 b u 0 X Cam 2nd byte
00004 00001E0C b u 0 X Cam
00005 00001E30 b u 0 X Subpixel
00006 00000720 b u 0 y pos
00007 00000CD0 b u 0 y pos
00008 00000D28 b u 0 Y Subpixel
00009 00000742 b s 0 Boss HP
0000A 000012B8 b s 0 Boss HP
000B 00001E10 b u 0 X Cam 2nd byte


Unofficial Encodes[1]

  • Youtube

(Link to video)

Closings

Thanks to paul_t and adelikat, whe worked all together on rondo, and it was realy fun, even tought i made this one on my own side and im submiting alone, whe mutualy helped eatch others well, and it end up very efficient to have 2 extra pairs of experienced eyes :D
A svn was setup to collaborate in making rondo movie(s), you can have a check on it here : http://code.google.com/p/rondoofblood/
arukAdo Canceled because of recent findings, maria been slower than richter, this "entertainement" run doesnt make anymore sences for now, richter will get its own run anyway, eventually if everybody cry out loud enought for stage3/4 over the fastest route... who knows...

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