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Submission #2491: Sonikkustar's Genesis Columns in 00:28.32

Console: Sega Genesis
Game name: Columns
Game version: JPN/USA r0
ROM filename: Columns (JU) (REV00).bin
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 00:28.32
FrameCount: 1699
Re-record count: 168
Author's real name: Nelson Martinez
Author's nickname: Sonikkustar
Submitter: Sonikkustar
Submitted at: 2009-12-11 23:55:27
Text last edited at: 2009-12-12 03:36:55
Text last edited by: Sonikkustar
Download: Download (379 bytes)
Status: decision: cancelled
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Author's comments and explanations:
The Genesis game Columns beaten in an inconceivably short time.

About The Game

I believe this was an arcade game, and that this is a port.

About the Run

This run plays the "Flashing Columns" mode. In this mode, you have to remove a flashing gem at the bottom of the screen. There is also a timer that records the fastest time. I decided to go with the novice mode because there are less colored gems which leads to a faster time. I also believe that since there is more gems, it would take longer to destroy them, thus decreasing the entertainment value. And of course, In traditional TASvideos fashion, I set it up to the tallest height of columns.

Game Mechanics

  • The pattern for the pieces is actually fixed, Despite belief.
  • When you hold onto a direction such as left or right for more than one frame, it slows the piece down. The fastest way is to alternate between directions.

Note: This run uses Revision 00. If you have any desynchs, then check the revision.

Thanks To

  • Alden: for his short run. I used his run as a guide for this run.
  • SRB2Espyo: for proving that a short movie of Columns can be made.

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