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Submission #2475: Brushy's NES Elevator Action in 06:57.46

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: Elevator Action
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Elevator Action (U)
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 06:57.46
FrameCount: 25089
Re-record count: 3266
Author's real name: Aapo Reichardt
Author's nickname: Brushy
Submitter: Brushy
Submitted at: 2009-11-29 20:13:17
Text last edited at: 2009-11-30 22:57:55
Text last edited by: sgrunt
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:
Oh my...

I honestly didn't think I would ever finish a TAS again, but here we are.

Elevator Action TAS by Guybrush "Brushy" McWood

  • Used FCEUX 2.1.2
  • 3673 frames faster than the current published run by me.
  • Aims for the fastest time
  • Abuses programming errors
  • Manipulates luck
  • Uses death as a short cut
  • Does not color a dinosaur
  • Aims for the cock

Most of the improvement comes from over all better playing, which lead to me being able to enter some elevators better, which lead to me being able to catch some elevators that I wasn't able to ride in my last run. I was not able to really manipulate the elevator patterns as it seems they move on some fixed timer and they were moving pretty much like they were in the old run.

I tried to make the levels entertaining by using different themes.

  • The theme of the first level is "An agressive homophobic in a gay convention". Here's the story: http://pastebin.com/f5a0f27f6 DISCLAIMER: I have nothing against gay people, I just wrote this story to entertain viewers of this TAS, not to provoke anything.
  • The second level presents a story of a nicotine addict in a search for cigarettes in a world where all nicotine products have been banned
  • The third level is a movie by Arnold Swahcrtsenegger Schwarzenegger
  • In the fourth level I tried to play the game like I assume it would be played

I'm planning on writing narrations for the first three levels, which I think will make this run more entertaining. I didn't write them yet as it would have taken some time and I really wanted to submit this today.

I played 4 levels like I did in my previous run, because back then I thought it was just enough. Not too many to make it repetitive and enough to show off some of the difficulty that the game offers. When I began TASing this run, I thought that the first level is sufficent for showing what the game has to offer. So, if you people and the judges think, that one level is enough, here's a shorter version of the TAS: http://dehacked.2y.net/microstorage.php/info/667990198/ElevatorAction_v2-Guybrush-short.fm2

I guess that's it. Enjoy the run and please remember not to enter or exit elevators like our hero does in this run.

adelikat: Accepting as an improvement to the published movie.

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