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Submission #2369: AngerFist & wwmarx's SMS Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse in 13:40.35

Console: Sega MasterSystem
Game name: Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
Game version: unknown
ROM filename: Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (U) (V1.0) [!].sms
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 13:40.35
FrameCount: 49221
Re-record count: 3285
Author's real name: Yashar Nasirian & Wellington Marx
Author's nickname: AngerFist & wwmarx
Submitter: AngerFist
Submitted at: 2009-08-09 22:10:13
Text last edited at: 2009-08-20 05:09:37
Text last edited by: ShinyDoofy
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Status: published
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Movie features

  • Emulator used: Dega 1.16 MAME core. Filename dega-1.16pre1-win32-z80jb. This movie will only work with this version so get it from here: http://www.pcc.me.uk/~peter/dega/
  • 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. All in all, it was a pleasant experience for me.

Big thanks to wwmarx (and his friend Jungon) for helping me creating, working and finding new shortcuts.

This new version was reworked from scratch and is much faster (about 2 minutes and 3 seconds faster than my previous submission) and cleaner compared with the previous submission so I hope you enjoy it more this time!

Truncated: Looks a lot better than the previous attempt, with some nice tricks here and there. I will accept it. Also clarifying which version to use.

ShinyDoofy: Will process...

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