Tool-assisted game movies
When human skills are just not enough

Submission #254: Contendo's SNES Donkey Kong Country in 53:43.83

Console: Super NES
Game name: Donkey Kong Country
Game version:
ROM filename: DonkeyKongCountry.smc
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 53:43.83
FrameCount: 193430
Re-record count: 6015
Author's real name: JRF
Author's nickname: Contendo
Submitter: Contendo
Submitted at: 2004-08-06 13:55:40
Text last edited at: 2006-06-16 12:21:08
Text last edited by: Bisqwit
Download: Download (13112 bytes)
Status: decision: cancelled
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Author's comments and explanations:
Here's the classic Donkey Kong Country. In this movie I aimed for the fastest time while finding 100% of the bonus rooms. The movie goes from power on to when I lose control of the characters (a couple seconds after defeating the final boss). I didn't lose a single life during the game. I also exploited a programming error in one of the levels; In "Millstone Mayhem", I'd normally have to wait for the hostile objects to move out of my way, but I found a way I could go through them without taking damage or slowing down: kartwheeling, or bouncing off an enemy.

On the moving ropes throughout the game (the vertical ones, not the swinging ones), it seems I could jump off of them sooner, but actually I can't. The rope must slow down before I jump; otherwise, the characters will grab hold of the rope again. I just wanted to make that clear before the movie gets judged.

What makes this movie worth watching? Well, I exploit the kartwheel-jumping-in-mid-air trick to the extreme, taking shortcuts that gamers thought impossible. A skilled player did a time-attack on this game on a real console getting all bonuses and not losing a life, and his time right after beating the final boss is 58:38. My tool-assisted time is nearly 5 minutes faster.

Forget it.

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