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Submission #2435: GlitchMan's NES Back to the Future in 18:38.57

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: Back to the Future
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Back to the Future (U).nes
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 18:38.57
FrameCount: 67225
Re-record count: 11985
Author's real name:
Author's nickname: GlitchMan
Submitter: GlitchMan
Submitted at: 2009-10-31 20:55:52
Text last edited at: 2012-11-18 19:32:49
Text last edited by: Mothrayas
Download: Download (16388 bytes)
Status: decision: rejected
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Author's comments and explanations:

Emulator Used

FCEUX 2.1.2-interim

Main Priorities

  • Aims for fastest possible time
  • Aims for highest possible score
  • Abuses programming errors in the game

About the Run

Back to the Future is a vertical sidescroller where you have to go from start to finish before the timer runs out while trying to avoid things like giant bees, bullies, hula-hoop girls, and guys holding glass windows. After four of these walking stages are over, there is a bonus game. In my run I abused the up+down+left+right combinations to make it so that the character is going all over the screen. I make him jump in the air so that he doesn't get killed when he moves all around the screen. If he lands or is walking on anything other than the road or sidewalk, he gets killed. Doing the control combinations (U+D/L+R) actually gives the impression that he is time travelling at the speed of light, which is awesome. It is a really easy game to TAS, so this run took me three days to complete.


In closing, this run wouldn't have been possible without the support of everyone on this website. I would like to thank you all for this opportunity! :)

mmbossman: Rejecting due to poor audience response.

adelikat Unrejecting this submission for consideration into the Vault tier

Mothrayas: Judging.

Mothrayas: In the presence of a faster runs of this game, this run isn't eligible for publication in the vault. As such, rejecting again.

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