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Submission #2453: knbnitkr's SNES Romancing SaGa in 02:14.77

Console: Super NES
Game name: Romancing SaGa
Game version: JPN v1.0
ROM filename: Romancing SaGa (J) (v1.0).sfc
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 02:14.77
FrameCount: 8086
Re-record count: 1190
Author's real name: T.M.
Author's nickname: knbnitkr
Submitter: knbnitkr
Submitted at: 2009-11-15 04:37:08
Text last edited at: 2009-11-23 08:37:42
Text last edited by: flygon
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:
Emulator: Snes9x 1.43v9

Confirmed operation: Snes9x-rr 1.43 svn106


  • Aims for fastest time
  • Abuses programming errors in the game
  • Manipulates luck
  • Genre: RPG

About the game

Romansing SaGa is RPG released by Square(famous for Final Fantasy series) in 1992. It is the 4th work of SaGa series. It was released only in Japan. SaGa series are popular in Japan as much as Final Fantasy series. Romansing SaGa is the first work that adopts "Free scenario system" in the series. First of all, the player chooses the hero from 8 characters. The first state is different depending on the hero whom the player chose. However, The final purpose of any hero is the same. The player can choose the scenario freely by the goal.

About the glitch

It is famous in Romancing SaGa that there are a lot of glitches. In this run, I used the glitch named "Lady-luck's Bug"(LB). Only when Hawk is a hero, LB can be used.

The occurrence condition of LB is as follows.

  • Reperts "Enters Oapu → Driven out from Oapu" 10 times.

The phenomenon generated by LB includes many things.

Typical phenomena are as follows.

  • Speaks an unknown thing.
  • Moves to another map.
  • Specific items are obtained.
  • Specific characters become companions.
  • Suddenly starts a battle with the last boss.

What phenomenon happens changes in the timing of the key input.It changes in each frame. In this run, I cause phenomenon "Suddenly starts ending" by luck manipulation. "Suddenly starts ending" is a very unusual phenomenon.


Movie of my run


  • TAS "Hawk" in 15:11.63 by TaoTao (Using glitches) → nicovideo(Account necessary)
  • TAS "Sif" in 12:57.55 by TaoTao (Using glitches) → nicovideo(Account necessary)

I hope you enjoy my run.

cpadolf: I have no idea of what just happened, but if you beat an RPG in 2 minutes I'd say that you must have done something right. Accepting for publication.

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