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Submission #236: Wodball's SNES Mega Man X in 32:00.6

Console: Super NES
Game name: Mega Man X
Game version: USA Version 1.1
ROM filename: Mega Man X (V1.1) (U).smc
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Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 32:00.6
FrameCount: 115236
Re-record count: 8563
Author's real name: Woody Chang
Author's nickname: Wodball
Submitter: Wodball
Submitted at: 2004-07-31 00:44:29
Text last edited at: 2011-07-16 22:06:43
Text last edited by: Ilari
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:
This is a minimalist run of Megaman X, version 2, which uses no passwords and collects no extra upgrades or items. (Except Dash and Z-buster which cannot be avoided) Damage is only taken when necessary to advance the plot of the game. (Vile in armor requires you to get down to 3-4 bars to get stunned and continue with the game.)

Total Time: 32:01, which is 106 seconds faster than Frenom's latest run and 167 seconds faster than my previous attempt.

This is a really streamlined version and much smoother than my previous run. I exploit a roof-running bug in Flame Mammoth, a weird sprite pushing trick in Storm Eagle, the Vile-Zero Battle dialog bug, and others.

Also, I only use invulnerability once, and that was the place that Boco stated that it was impossible to speed through without using it. In comparison with Frenom, I have to use more creative tactics in dealing with the 4 other places where he used invulnerability because I no longer use invulnerability there.

Also, I take full advantage of "dashing while shooting" which doubles the power of 1st uncharged bolt fired while dashing. This means that 90% of the places where Frenom stops because of the tornado weapon, I go without stopping. This also gives me a faster time dealing with Storm Eagle, where this trick does the same amount of damage as a fully charged bolt, while allowing me to fire within his invulnerability cycle.

Lastly, I manipulate luck and the movements of all of the bosses to favor me. In other words, no more off screen bosses, no more invulnerable bosses! I also make some battles more interesting than Frenom, like Armored Armadillo and Sting Chameleon, which addresses one of Boco's complaints.

All in all, a much improved run!

--Woody


Bisqwit: You promised you'll make the next version to be one that will not have negative feedback from me. It seems like you succeeded.

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