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

Submission #2607: mz's PSX Micro Machines V3 in 10:13.83

Console: Sony PlayStation
Game name: Micro Machines V3
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Micro Machines V3 [U] [SLUS-00559].bin
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 10:13.83
FrameCount: 36830
Re-record count: 7596
Author's real name: Mauro Z.
Author's nickname: mz
Submitter: mz
Submitted at: 2010-03-23 05:53:30
Text last edited at: 2012-11-04 15:58:11
Text last edited by: Mothrayas
Download: Download (1709 bytes)
Status: decision: rejected
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Author's comments and explanations:
Micro Machines V3 is a video game featuring toy cars, developed by Codemasters and published on the PlayStation in 1997. This movie beats the "Difficult" challenge mode as fast as possible.

Game objectives


I started this TAS long ago, but the fourth track was very long and boring and difficult, so I left it untouched for a while. Well, not anymore. I finished it, hooray.

It only features the "Difficult" challenge mode, which was the most entertaining option, in my opinion. It doesn't make the movie too long and it features a wide variety of tracks at the same time.

It aims for fastest time, but I know there are some mistakes that I noticed too late. Also, I'm sure it could be somewhat faster with more patience and better planning; racing games require you to think very early about your future movements, so there will always be that. And... maybe lag management could be a bit better.

Stage by stage screenshots

1. Baguette Balance

2. Beware of the Dog

3. Right On Cue

4. Interesting Voyage

5. Bucket and Speed

Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoy this movie.

FractalFusion: Rejected as indicated from viewer feedback. Better luck next time.

adelikat Unrejecting this submission for consideration into the Vault tier

Mothrayas: Judging.

Mothrayas: The TAS gameplay does not seem to stand out compared to unassisted play, and it appears that the N64 version has speed options much more suited for a tool-assisted speedrun. Rejecting again.

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